This is the only account of the tour of North America by an Australian cricket team in 1932. Compiled with the assistance of Sir Donald Bradmans scrapbooks of the tour. The Australian team included D G Bradman, A A Mailey, S J McCabe, A Kippax, H Carter and V Y Richardson. The team included several players who had appeared in Test matches for Australia. Some were then past their best but several were still in their prime. Of these Bradman was outstanding. He played 51 innings and scored 3777 runs at an average of 102. He also took 24 wickets on the tour, which included six wickets in one eight-ball over. The Australians proved too strong for the opposition and the tour was a great success. The team were constantly entertained, and one of the highlights was being invited by the legendary Babe Ruth to his box at the Yankee Stadium during a game of baseball. This allowed a unique opportunity for a meeting of the two greatest hitters of a moving ball in the history of sport. The tour culminated in a trip to Hollywood, and matches were played against teams including Charles Aubrey Smith and Boris Karloff.
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