Fred Titmus      

Full name Frederick John Titmus

Born November 24, 1932, Kentish Town, London

Died March 23, 2011 (aged 78 years 119 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex, Orange Free State, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Frederick John Titmus
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 53 76 11 1449 84* 22.29 0 10 3 35 0
ODIs 2 1 0 11 11 11.00 32 34.37 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 792 1142 208 21588 137* 23.11 6 105 472 0
List A 149 109 32 1038 41 13.48 0 0 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 53 90 15118 4931 153 7/79 9/162 32.22 1.95 98.8 9 7 0
ODIs 2 1 56 53 3 3/53 3/53 17.66 5.67 18.6 0 0 0
First-class 792 173450 63315 2830 9/52 22.37 2.19 61.2 168 26
List A 149 7126 4081 159 5/25 5/25 25.66 3.43 44.8 4 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 23-27, 1955 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 25-30, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 8, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 9, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1949-1982
List A span 1963-1976
Profile

Fred Titmus, one of cricket's great survivors, was a St Pancras-born Cockney who walked like Charlie Chaplin and wisecracked like Groucho Marx. Despite the rivalry of three other top-class offspinners in Ray Illingworth, John Mortimore and David Allen, he won 53 Test caps over 19 years and played county cricket in five decades, between 1949 and 1982. He even came back after a horrific boating accident in the West indies cost him four toes. His artistry as a slow and flighty bowler contrasted with a highly developed practical streak that made him a fine judge of a player. "Too intelligent for his ability," was his appraisal of one; of another, a youngster who scored a dashing hundred against Middlesex at Lord's, he commented: "I like to see someone make a bad 'undred before I make my mind up." He made three tours of Australia, and justified his selection each time. But his favourite memory of the country, he claimed, was "The sight of a ground emptying an hour before the close of play."
John Thicknesse

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Jul 25, 2005

Cover of <I>Fred Titmus: My Life In Cricket</I> (2005)

Cover of Fred Titmus: My Life In Cricket

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Jul 7, 1980

Fred Titmus shortly before his recall in 1980

Fred Titmus shortly before his recall in 1980

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 1980

Fred Titmus ... still going after all these years, Middlesex v Derbyshire, Uxbridge, July 1980

Fred Titmus ... still going after all these years

© Martin Williamson

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1963

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1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
Dec 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
5th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele
Dec 10, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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