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The 1932 Bodyline Scandal - The Scourge of Cricket

How do you stop the greatest batsman of all time? Bowl dangerously towards his body and his head.


Don Bradman was an unstoppable force in Australian cricket. A remarkable sportsman that had a batting average so high, it seemed impossible to stop him. But on the boat over to Australia, the English captain devised a plan on how to tame Bradman and defeat Australia. These tactics scandalised the game and caused a diplomatic incident. This is the story of Bodyline.