Fred Trueman (1931-2006)

Frederick Sewards Trueman OBE was a Yorkshire and England cricketer, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in history. Known as Fiery Fred, he was first man to take 300 Test wickets, and later became a popular and outspoken radio commentator.

He was born in Stainton near Maltby, West Riding (now South Yorkshire) and is reputed to have weighed a whopping 14lb 1oz at birth. Had he been born just 300 yards south, he would have been across the county border in Nottinghamshire and never have played for Yorkshire at all.

He was educated at Maltby Secondary School. He made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 1949, and quickly cemented himself at county level. He rose rapidly through the English cricketing ranks, becoming one of the best of his generation's truly fast bowlers.

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