The Don is my hero because he is the greatest batsman in the world. Dad says all Australians are proud of The Don, even those who don't normally follow cricket. He says The Don is an inspiration to everyone, because whenever he gets a big score, people smile and forget about their troubles. There are lots of troubles that Victor and his family would like to forget. It is the Great Depression, and Victor's dad has lost his job. But despite their struggles, Victor not only gets to see Don Bradman in action, he even meets him! With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great season. But England has some nasty surprises in store that the Australians-and Victor-will never forget.