The Baggy Green Exhibition

13/01/20 Category: Blog, Featured, Featured Bradman Posted by:

We are excited to confirm that Shane Warne’s Baggy Green cap will be on permanent display at the Bradman Museum from Friday August 28 thanks to the generosity of the Commonwealth Bank.

To contribute to the bushfire recovery, Australia’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, Shane Warne graciously donated his Baggy Green cap for auction. The CBA won the auction with a bid of over $1million and, following a 3-month tour around Australia, the cap will be on permanent display at the Bradman Museum from Friday 28 of August. The Executive Director Rina Hore said: “The Bradman Museum is thrilled to be chosen for the honour of displaying the cap and believes it is fitting that the Baggy Greens of these two iconic Australian players, Sir Donald Bradman and Shane Warne, will sit side by side in the Museum for the public to enjoy”.

The Passion, Patriotism & Pride that is The Baggy Green

Cricket occupies a unique place in Australian sport. It was the first national game and remains so after more than a hundred years. It is a game whose national side significantly predates the Australian teams of all other major codes and even the Federation of the Australian colonies. The Australian Test cap is colloquially called the ‘baggy green’, a term which has sometimes been applied to the team and to cricket in Australia generally.

So renowned was the baggy green that in 2003, when Roger Knight, in his role as the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) chief executive, announced a new relationship between the club and Albion, the maker of the baggy green cap, he said: ‘We are delighted to be joining forces with a company of Albion’s calibre. Its baggy green is the most famous cricket cap in the world.’ Many people believe that the cap is so sacred an icon that it has never changed over the years. Again, this is not so; there have been many changes as you will now see:

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