Rare video shows Bradman in action during unofficial honeymoon tour of Canada
A rare video featuring Sir Donald Bradman in action has been released, and the 13 minute black and white film titled 'Australians in Toronto' shows the cricket legend taking part in matches against Canadian teams in 1932.
Bradman was visiting Toronto as part of a 51-match tour organised by former Australian Test leg spinner Arthur Mailey, who had gathered a team of past and present cricketers including lower level grade players, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The tour also acted as an unofficial honeymoon for Bradman and his new wife Jessie Menzies, who joined the touring party at Bradman's request, the paper added.
Captured by the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau, it is believed to be only one of two known surviving films depicting Bradman at play somewhere other than Australia or the British Isles, it said.
The National Film and Sound Archive, whose curator Simon Smith said the archive was happy to share the clip made at a time when "the spirit of cricket was as important as the result", released the film, the paper concluded.