Len Darling

Cricket Player

1909 – 1992


Who was Len Darling?

Leonard Stuart Darling was an Australian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1933 to 1937.

Darling once told a story of fielding on the boundary at the Sydney Cricket Ground and positioning himself to catch a big hit from Don Bradman. While the ball was still in the air, according to Darling, the crowd yelled at him to drop the catch. This occurred in Bradman's last innings for New South Wales in 1934. Darling did in fact take the catch to end Bradman's innings. Bradman was out for 128, with him hitting three sixes in the over, and getting caught while trying to hit his fourth. Len Darling married his wife Phyllis in 1937 They had two daughters Elaine and Sandra Len Darling served with distinction in the Australian Army in World War Two.

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Aug 14, 1909
  • Australia
Jun 24, 1992

on July 23, 2013


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