Cootamundra had a closer connection to cricket greatness in the 19th century than it has with 'the Don'.

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Updated August 30 2019 - 2:16pm, first published 1:47pm
A batting giant in the 1880s, Billy Murdoch helped get the wicket installed in Albert Park, raising funds by performing in Cootamundra theatre.
A batting giant in the 1880s, Billy Murdoch helped get the wicket installed in Albert Park, raising funds by performing in Cootamundra theatre.

While Donald Bradman was undeniably born in Cootamundra and the greatest batsman of all time, how many people know Cootamundra had a phenomenally gifted Australian batsman with much a greater connection to the town?

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.

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