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Yorkshire honour Trueman with enclosure

Cricinfo staff

December 8, 2009

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Fred Trueman in full flow, 1963
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Yorkshire are to honour Fred Trueman by naming the members' enclosure in the new Carnegie Pavilion after the England great.

The Carnegie Pavilion is due for completion in June 2010, in time to host the Test between Pakistan and Australia from July 21 to July 25.

The Topping Out ceremony took place in Leeds on Tuesday and the county announced the old Wintershed Lower Stand will bear the name of one of Yorkshire and England's greatest pace bowlers.

Trueman, who died in 2006, thrilled Yorkshire and England fans through the 1950s and 60s and the county have taken the decision to devote a prominent place in their new £21 million pavilion to one of their greatest sons.

"Fred is sadly missed, the club will never forget his outstanding achievements for both Yorkshire and England and now The Trueman Enclosure is to be part of Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground it will further ensure that his memory lives on," Stewart Regan, Yorkshire chief executive, said.

Veronica Trueman, Fred's widow, said: "I am delighted that the club has taken this step to remember Fred and give him a lasting legacy. He would have been deeply moved and honoured to have a key part of the ground named after him.

"It is a fitting tribute and I hope it will inspire the young Yorkshire fast bowlers of the future to run down the hill from The Trueman Enclosure and take lots of wickets."

The Carnegie Pavilion will replace the current YCCC media and player facilities in the Rugby Stand and Regan is excited by the new structure.

"The Pavilion has been rising quickly at the Kirkstall Lane End and we cannot wait to move in as it is going to be a tremendous addition to the Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground," said Regan.

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