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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
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Warwickshire 264 Durham 196/4 (37/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs 233 Hampshire 168/5 (38.4/50 ov)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Surrey 286/6 Middlesex 190/4 (35.5/50 ov)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 Northants 150/2 (27/50 ov)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent 383/7 Somerset 173/5 (30/48 ov, target 374)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 31
Worcs 261 Derbyshire 37/0 (7.4/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A 275/9 Yorkshire 209/7 (38.3/50 ov)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 142 (40.3/50 ov)
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