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Ian Wooldridge      

Full name Ian Edmund Wooldridge

Born January 14, 1932

Died March 4, 2007, London (aged 75 years 49 days)

Nickname Woolers, Drummer

Batting style Left-hand bat

Other Journalist, Author

Education Brockenhurst Grammar School

Profile

The word 'greatest' can be applied properly to very few - Muhammad Ali for a start. But in sports journalism there is just one: Ian Edmund Wooldridge. He loved life, his job, his family, his friends. Nine days before he died his last column appeared in the Daily Mail. He went the full distance, almost every minute an enjoyable one before cancer finally overwhelmed him after 10 years of remarkable resistance.

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Appointed OBE in 1991
BPA Columnist of the Year 1975 and 1976
Sportswriter of the Year 1972, 1974, 1981, 1989
The Sports Council Sportswriter of the Year 1987, 1988, 1996

Books included Cricket, Lovely Cricket (1963); Mary P (with Mary Peters, 1974); MCC: the Autobiography of a Cricketer (with Colin Cowdrey, 1976); The Best of Wooldridge (1978); Travelling Reserve (1982); and Sport in the Eighties (1989).

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 24/0 (10 ov) Durham 205
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 & 18/1 (10 ov) Somerset 474/8d
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 Derbyshire 291/3 (84 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 146/1 (44 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 Warwickshire 283/8 (79 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 Pakistan A 341/8 (94 ov)
3rd ODI: Eng Wn v Pak Women at Taunton - Jun 27
Eng Wn won by 202 runs
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 252/7 (96 ov)
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