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‘What can you expect from the sons of convicts?’ The rise of Australian sport – Sydney Morning Herald

While Melbourne claims to be the centre of the sporting world, Sydney has shaped Australian sport. And the Herald has been there to cover it all.



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Sydney was the stage for many of Bradmans great innings, including his world record 452 not out for NSW in 1930. No Bradman Sydney epic was as stirring, however, as Stan McCabes 187 at the SCG in the first Bodyline Test match of 1932-33. While Bradman sat out the match with illness, McCabe smashed his runs off 233 balls, saying later, It was really an impulsive, senseless innings, a gamble that should not have been made but came off against all the odds.
Don Bradman and Stan McCabe going out to…

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