Sir Frederick Sewards ("Fred") Trueman OBE (6 February 1931 – 1 July 2006) was an English cricketer, author, and broadcaster. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest fast bowlers in history. A bowler of genuinely fast pace who was widely known as "Fiery Fred", Trueman played first-class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1949 until he retired in 1968. He represented England in 67 Test matches and was the first bowler to take 300 wickets in a Test career. He and Brian Statham opened the England bowling together for many years and formed one of the most famous bowling partnerships in Test cricket history.
Trueman's talent, skill and popularity were such that British Prime Minister Harold Wilson described him as the "greatest living Yorkshireman". However Trueman was omitted from numerous Test teams, because he was frequently in conflict with the cricket establishment, which he often criticised for its perceived "snobbishness" and hypocrisy.
After he retired from playing, Trueman became a media personality through work in television and as a popular and outspoken radio summariser.
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“Another one o them new worlds. No beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing. Nothing to do but throw rocks at tin cans. And we gotta bring our own tin cans.”
—Cyril Hume, and Fred McLeod Wilcox. Cook (Earl Holliman)