My Life in Cricket

By Fred Titmus

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  • ISBN: 9781844541249
  • Publication Date: 1 Aug 2005
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Blake Publishing

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Born on a council estate in London's King's Cross, Fred showed an incredible aptitude both as batsman and bowler from an early age. From these humble beginnings he began his lifelong involvement with the game, first as a player, then coach and finally as an England selector. His incredible rise through the ranks of the cricketing establishment was even more remarkable given his background and the class divisions that once characterised British cricket. His career has been as eventful off the pitch as it has been on. When playing with Ted Dexter, Dexter once insisted he and Fred opened the innings in a Test match, so they could have the afternoon free to go racing at Cheltenham, and, after losing four toes in 1968, Titmus confounded all predictions by returning to first class cricket seven weeks later. Fred Titmus: A Life in Cricket is a remarkable testament to an extraordinary man.

About the author

Fred Titmus enjoyed nearly fifty years of playing, coaching and directing the progress of English cricket. His debut for Middlesex in 1949 saw the beginning of a career in first-class cricket that would last until 1982. As one of the first all-rounders, he became a terrifying force in the international game during the 50s and 60s despite loosing several toes in 1967. Fred is now retired from the world of Cricket and lives mainly in Majorca where his stories of cricketing fun continue long into the night with friends and neighbours.

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