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Bradman's finest performance since '38 Published: 12 July 2013

Bradman's finest performance since '38

Greta Bradman, Soprano and Granddaughter of cricketing legend Sir Donald Bradman, gave a special performance on the Lord's outfield ahead of the second Investec Test between England and Australia.

The singer, who is signed to the Sony music label, gave an impromptu performance of George Gershwin's classic 'Summertime', on the same hallowed grass where her late grandfather twice scored Test hundreds against England - his final one being 102 not out in 1938.

Bradman sings Summertime



It was her first time at the Ground and she was taken aback by a place that is so often associated with the Bradman name.

Bradman's portrait currently hangs in a prominent position in the Lord's Long Room.

"It's even more beautiful [Lord's] than I was expecting, and somewhat emotional too... it's wonderful to finally be here and get a sense of what my Grandpa was talking about," she told Lord's TV.

In an exclusive interview with the channel, Greta spoke about her grandfather and her memories of him when she was a child.

The Australian batsman was a keen pianist who loved show tunes and would often tinker away on the piano while she sang, she recalled.

In terms of cricket, she said that growing up she wouldn't have guessed that her grandfather was once a professional sportsman due to his modisty but added he was still an extremely quick runner after she challenged him to a race when she was just seven.

Greta Bradman remembers 'Grandpa'

The MCC Museum currently has a small exhibit on loan from the State Library of South Australia and The Bradman Museum at Adelaide Oval, which will be on display throughout the 2013 Investec Ashes series.


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