Since there’s a Test Match going on right now at the Oval and I’ve got a few minutes before my next task, I thought I’d just do a brief post to mark the anniversary of a very special cricketing moment. On this day in 1964, also at the Oval, Sir Fred Trueman became the first bowler to take 300 wickets in test matches. In his test career overall he took 307 wickets at an astonishingly low average of 21.57. He twice bowled spells in Test matches in which he took five wickets without conceding a run.
Here’s a short video to remind us all of what a superb action Fiery Fred Trueman had:
p.s. Fred Trueman was born in Yorkshire which, as you all know, is part of the Midlands.Follow @telescoper