Come & discover Bradman Oval Bowral NSW 2576.
Bradman Oval is located on land which formed part of Governor Thomas Brisbane’s original land grant of 2,400 acres in June 1823 to John Oxley, Surveyor General of the Colony, explorer, author and businessman. This was the first land granted in Bowral.
Oxley’s son, John Norton Oxley conducted the first survey for the township of Bowral in 1859. At this time a portion of land comprising about forty-three acres was granted to the Bishop of Sydney for the use of The United Church of England and Ireland. Being church land, this area noted as ‘a Glebe’, was first associated with cricket in 1891, when the Bowral Association played Marulan on the Glebe wicket.