First previewed exclusively on this website in March 2003, and revised in 2010, 'Bradman Revisited' is now available in an electronic version.

Written by Birkenhead Park duo, Tony Shillinglaw and Brian Hale after many years of research, a Kindle Edition is available for download from Amazon for £2.30.

Product Description

Published in 2003, ' Bradman Revisited ' received favourable publicity. This updated version with Supplement offers further support towards having his form of development and ' Rotary' batting style understood and accepted.

Bradman's mastery of bowling and Test Match average of 99.94 is considerably higher than any batsman past or present. As a result he has always been treated as a 'one off' genius whose uncoached technique was different to perceived orthodoxy, his style should not - could not be adopted by others. For this reason no in depth study has previously been undertaken to understand how a 5ft 7ins man, possessing below average eye-sight reaction time could achieve such dominance.

Since the First Edition, more scientific study has been undertaken to support the invaluable work of Professor Adrian Lees, Liverpool John Moores University. This was performed by Professor Timothy Noakes, Cape Town University - who with coaching authority Bob Woolmer produced the acknowledged "
Art and Science of Cricket ", which devoted twelve pages to extracts from 'Bradman Revisited.' They questioned; "Why has recognised orthodoxy survived in the modern coaching manuals whereas no mention is made of Bradman's technique and how it fails to conform to this orthodoxy?"

"One day" and "20-20" cricket, has demanded a rethink on run scoring. This Update and Supplement explains the evolution from Bradman’s boyhood golfball and stump grounding into his ‘Continuous Rotary Batting Process’.

In a rare television interview towards the end of Bradman's life, Ray Martin posed the question; "Why don't others play like you?" Bradman tellingly replied; "I think it's because they are coached NOT to do it. It's a DIFFERENT technique."

There is no good reason why this form of development and ‘different technique' should not be adopted as Bradman's lasting gift and true legacy to cricket.

About the Author

Tony Shillinglaw born 25th May 1937, Birkenhead, Merseyside. Selected under 15 for Lancashire and North of England v South. Joining Birkenhead Park, Liverpool Competition in 1952 Tony enjoyed a long club career while becoming a Cheshire Minor County player. Awarded county cap in 1961, ironically playing against Yorkshire 2nds and an emerging Geoffrey Boycott who kindly wrote the foreword.

Growing up during the closing 'Bradman era', Tony was fascinated to know how any batsman could be so much more successful than the rest, being astonished why no in-depth study of Bradman's development and play had been carried out.

Collaborating with co-writer Brian Hale, the aim is to gain recognition for the human principles of the golf ball and stump development Bradman naturally evolved into his proven repetitive "Continuous Rotary Batting Process".

Tony and Brian have met Elite coach Gordon Lord at Old Trafford and ECB Director Hugh Morris at Loughborough Cricket Academy. Tony has addressed the Warwick University annual coaching conference, the 'Bradman Insights at Lords Symposium', and also the 'Bradman Museum Society' at the Bradman Oval in Bowral. Professors Adrian Lees, Liverpool John Moores University and Timothy Noakes, Cape Town University, have also kindly offered their expertise and encouragement.


Many people interested in cricket might very well view another book about Don Bradman with a sigh and wonder if there can be anything new to say on the subject. It is, of course, an understandable reaction as up until now books about 'The Don' have followed a similar pattern, concentrating almost exclusively on his achievements and life story as the greatest exponent of the art of batsmanship in the 20th Century. However, what no book about Bradman has tackled until now is the reasons why he was so much better than anyone else. 'Bradman Revisited - The Legacy of Sir Donald Bradman' does just that. Drawing on the thoughts of Bradman himself, contemporary eye-witness accounts, film and video evidence and recent research done at the John Moores University in Liverpool, author Tony Shillinglaw gets to the heart of the matter of the Bradman phenomenon, revealing the answers to the most important questions: What made Don Bradman so much better than anyone else? What was his secret? Can his method be adopted by aspiring batsmen?

It also addresses the reasons why Bradman was misunderstood during his playing career, and why nobody until now has made a fully comprehensive study of the methods he used to achieve his unique scoring feats. The intention of the book is for the methods of both Bradman's development and technique to be understood, accepted and made available for the benefit of future generations of batsmen. This is Sir Donald Bradman's true and lasting legacy, his gift to the game of cricket - a gift which so far has remained untapped.

(by courtesy of Amazon)

a Kindle version of Bradman Revisited is available for download from Amazon for £2.30

see also:

Tony Shillinglaw's theory of Bradman

The Bradman Phenomenon

Former Aussie captain backs Shilly's theory

The Bradman Phenomenon

'Bradman revisited' updated

Return of a Competition legend