Donald Bradman was born on August 27, 1908 at Cootamundra, New South Wales. He started playing cricket at a very young age and took special interest in batting. He played for Bowral Public School and went on to score his first century at the age of 12 in 1920. He left school in 1922 to pursue his goal of playing cricket for his country.
For two years he left cricket to pursue tennis. But he returned to cricket for good in the year 1925. He started to play for the Bowral senior team which played regularly against other rural towns. He impressed one and all by making impressive scores like 234 and 320 not out.
These performances helped him get a chance to play grade cricket with the St. George team in 1926. He made an instant impact by scoring 110 on his debut itself. Next he was selected for the New South Wales second team. Again impressive performances helped him make his first-class debut for the NSW team at the age of 19.