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 Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 Durham 317/8
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 252/4
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 81/2
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 101/4
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 Leics 302/9
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 194/2
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 155/1
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 41/1
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