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Fred Titmus
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Fred Titmus

England
Fred Titmus

INTL CAREER: 1955 - 1975

Full Name

Frederick John Titmus

Born

November 24, 1932, Kentish Town, London

Died

March 23, 2011 (aged 78y 119d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test537611144984*22.290103350
ODI210111111.003234.37001010
FC792114220821588137*23.1161054720
List A1491093210384113.4800340
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test53901511849311537/799/16232.221.9598.8970
ODI21565333/533/5317.667.5718.6000
FC7921734506331528309/5222.372.1961.216826
List A149712640811595/255/2525.663.4344.8430
Fred Titmus portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Cover of <I>Fred Titmus: My Life In Cricket</I>
Fred Titmus shortly before his recall in 1980
Fred Titmus ... still going after all these years
Fred Titmus falls to the ground after being hit by Jeff Thomson
Fred Titmus enjoys a cup of tea
Fred Titmus in action