BRADMAN OVAL & PAVILION
With sweeping views over Mount Gibraltar, Bradman Oval is one of the most picturesque locations in Australia. The oval is a popular spot for community activities including CoverDrive, social and competitive cricket matches, batting and bowling practice home games for Bowral Cricket Club and lively social, corporate and family events.
The Gundungurra and Tharawal, historically Dharawal, people are the traditional custodians of this beautiful place. There are over 400 significant Aboriginal sites in the Bowral area including one sacred Aboriginal place, Nungungnungulla (Jubilee Rocks). The surrounding Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Nattai rivers are also uniquely connected to the culture, dreaming and songlines of these nations.
Bradman Oval was first associated with cricket in 1891, when the Bowral Association played Marulan on the Glebe Street wicket and later that year hosted an international match featuring W.G Grace.
As the 'Boy from Bowral' a young Don Bradman grew up opposite what would later become Bradman Oval. No matter your connection with the game of cricket, we invite you to come experience the magic of Bradman Oval for yourself.
Since its inception, the oval has been the home ground for Bowral Cricket Club, Don's first club.
Bradman Oval is highly sought after and we welcome groups from across the world. The central pitch is of international standard and there are three full-length synthetic practice wickets as well as the restored Pavilion, change rooms and amenities.
If you would like to hire the oval please get in touch with us.
The Bradman Walk is a self-guided flat walk suitable for all ages with both pram and wheelchair accessibility. Beginning at the Bradman Museum and finishing at the Bradman Oval the loop is 1.7km and takes about 45 mins.
Along the way you will visit Sir Donald Bradman's childhood home, school, church and other local attractions in the town of Bowral.
You can download the guide below or pick up a copy when you visit the museum. For more information, please see the friendly staff at the Bradman Museum reception
THE POTENTIAL IN EVERYONE
The Bradman Foundation runs regular programs teaching young people to treat themselves, and each other, with dignity and integrity. Helping build the courage and self belief to meet challenges both on and off the pitch.
Cricket has a wonderful way of drawing communities closer and we run a number of local programs, including the DreamCricket and CoverDrive Programs that provide support to school children of all ages and abilities, with a focus on helping special needs and disadvantaged young people.
We take pride in watching these children and young adults grow in self belief, determination and strength of character. They walk off the field and carry this strength and their new friendships into other areas of their life.