Bill Brown

Bill Brown

About Bill Brown

William Alfred 'Bill' Brown, OAM (31 July 1912--16 March 2008) was an Australian cricketer who played 22 Tests between 1934 and 1948, captaining his country in one Test. A right-handed opening batsman, his partnership with Jack Fingleton in the 1930s is regarded as one of the finest in Australian Test history. After the interruption of World War II, Brown was a member of Don Bradman's Invincibles, who toured England in 1948 without defeat. In a match in November 1947, Brown was the unwitting victim of the first instance of 'Mankading'. Raised in New South Wales, Brown initially struggled in both work and cricket, before gradually rising through the cricket ranks.