F.S. Trueman


F.S. Trueman 5-90 v AustraliaBack to boards

Fred Trueman's first five-wicket haul came at Lord’s on his second Test match appearance at the famous ground, against Australia.

His bowling, described in the 1959 Wisden Almanack as ‘great-hearted’ helped to get England back in the game who had a deficit of 114 runs from the first innings.

Trueman’s second innings victims included Keith Miller and Richie Benaud, the latter Trueman got out with the new ball as Benaud skied a catch behind the stumps.

Nonetheless, Trueman’s efforts were unable to stop the visitors winning by 185 runs.

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