Tich Freeman      

Full name Alfred Percy Freeman

Born May 17, 1888, Ladywell, Lewisham, London

Died January 28, 1965, Bearsted, Kent (aged 76 years 256 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 2 in

Alfred Percy Freeman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 12 16 5 154 50* 14.00 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 592 716 194 4961 66 9.50 0 4 238 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 22 3732 1707 66 7/71 12/171 25.86 2.74 56.5 3 5 3
First-class 592 154658 69577 3776 10/53 18.42 2.69 40.9 386 140
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 19-27, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1929 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1914 - 1936

Alfred Percy Freeman, known to the cricket world as "Tich" and one of the greatest slow bowlers the game has known, died at his home at Bearsted, Kent, on January 28 at the age of 76. Though small in stature - he stood only five feet two inches - his achievements were colossal. No county bowler ever achieved quite so consistently hypnotic an effect on opposing batsmen over a comparable period of years, and few were able to lure their opponents to destruction so inexorably under all kinds of conditions, not merely those helpful to the bowler. He was described as a wizard and magician, and expectation was rarely more keenly aroused than when his slight, gnome-like figure began its short run to the crease at the start of a spell. He was never ruffled and never happier than when bowling. His stamina was such that he would not infrequently bowl almost through the innings, whatever its length.

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Mar 24, 2004

Tich Freeman

Tich Freeman

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Tich Freeman

Tich Freeman

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Sussex on the way to victory over Kent at Maidstone in 1932.  James Langridge plays a ball from Tich Freeman, with Les Ames keeping and Frank Woolley at slip, Duleepsinjhi is the non striker

Sussex on the way to victory over Kent in 1932

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1923