Picture of Fred Titmus

Fred Titmus

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
England
Roles played:
-
Home country:
England
Born:
November 24, 1932, Kentish Town, London

Profile

Fred Titmus started his cricket career as an off spin bowler in 1955, but by the time he had played his last Test in 1975, he had become an accomplished bat, worthy of being called an all rounder. He played in only 53 Tests in his twenty year long Test career, and it may have been even lesser had it been some other mortal. With Jim Laker firmly entrenched in the squad, it was impossible for England to look beyond, and Titmus lost 7 years between 1956 to 1972, to Laker and poor selectorial decisions.

But once he was selected into the team, in 1962, for his 136 county wickets and more than 1200 runs, he never looked back, and played five more years of cricket at the top. His performances were so impressive that he was elevated to the post of vice captain, when he got involved in a very tragic accident while swimming, and lost four of his toes.

His form deteriorated after that, and though he did make a comeback in 1974-75, it was a one off, and he had played his last international match in 1975. He continued playing county cricket for Surrey till 1982. Post retirement, he was involved in working with bowlers with defective bowling actions, like Harbhajan Singh, and released his autobiography in 2005.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 53 76 1449 11 22.29 - 0 10 84*
ODI 2 1 11 0 11 34.37 0 0 11
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 53 90 15118 4931 153 7/79 / 32.22 1.95 9 7 0 0
ODI 2 1 56 53 3 3/53 / 17.66 5.67 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 35 0 0
ODI 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1955-1975
 
ODI:
1975-1975
Test
Debut:
England Vs South Africa at Lord's, London - Jun 23, 1955
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - South Australia - Jan 25, 1975
ODI
Debut:
England Vs New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin - Mar 08, 1975
Last played:
England Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Mar 09, 1975
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