Fred Trueman

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Birthday
6, 1931
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 1, 2006 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1931
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 1, 2006 (75)

About

English cricket legend who is widely considered one of the greatest bowlers who ever lived. He was the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to the sport.

Before Fame

He was coached by former bowler and Sheffield United coach Cyril Turner as a teenager.

Trivia

He was an avid smoker, being named by the Pipe Smoker of the Year by The British Pipesmokers' Council in 1974.

Family Life

He was married twice and had five children.

Associated With

In a controversial move, he gave advice on bowling technique to Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee.