Fred Trueman 1931-2006
Cricket is one of those sports which I just can't get into watching or listening. Playing cricket at school was something I enjoyed though (well batting anyway, I wasn't that good at catching balls) , and I do wish I was a bit of a fan of it as there is something exciting about it that seems just, well so English, and yet which transcends cultures and creeds.
So it is with some sadness that I heard of Fred Trueman's death after a battle with lung cancer. Forthright, determined, and yet humourous, he was a true Yorkshireman and one who will be missed.