Fred Trueman autograph cricket card
Fred Trueman autograph cricket card. 8 1/4″ x 4″
Frederick Sewards Trueman, OBE (6 February 1931 – 1 July 2006) was an English cricketer. Mainly active from 1948 to 1968, who played for Yorkshire and England. He had professional status and later became an author and broadcaster. He was born in Stainton, West Riding of Yorkshire, and died in Steeton with Eastburn, West Yorkshire. Appeared in 603 first-class matches as a righthanded batsman who bowled right arm fast. He scored 9,231 runs with a highest score of 104 and held 439 catches. Took 2,304 wickets with a best analysis of eight for 28. In 67 Test appearances, he scored 981 runs with a highest score of 39* and held 64 catches. He took a then world record 307 Test wickets with a best analysis of eight for 31.
Trueman is generally acknowledged to have been one of the greatest bowlers in cricket’s history. Bowling at a genuinely fast pace and widely known as “Fiery Fred”. He was the first bowler to take 300 wickets in a Test career. Trueman and Brian Statham opened the England bowling together for many years. He formed one of the most famous bowling partnerships in Test cricket history. He was an outstanding fielder, especially at leg slip, and a useful late order batsman who made three first-class centuries.
Trueman was awarded his Yorkshire county cap. In 1951 and in 1952 was elected “Young Cricketer of the Year” by the Cricket Writers’ Club. For his performances in the 1952 season, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1953 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He was awarded the OBE in the 1989 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to cricket.