Freddie Trueman O.B.E. character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1997 limited edition of 9,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. Frederick Sewards Trueman (1931-2006) became one of England's greatest cricket fast bowlers. Not a particularly tall man, his exceptionally broad shoulders in combination with his powerful, cart wheeling action enabled him to bowl at a searing pace. Trueman's best weapon was the ability to move the ball away from the batsman at speed. He was a useful hard-hitting, lower-order bat with three first-class centuries, and a superb fieldsman, particularly at short leg. One of the most aggressive bowlers seen on a cricket field, his belligerent attitude occasionally got him into trouble with umpires and management. One of the great characters of the game, he had little understanding of the politics of cricket, and was left out of the England side on occasion for reasons having nothing to do with the game. He went on to become a regular commentator of the sport, an expert on cricket and a notable TV personality. A white rose, cricket stump and microphone form the handle of the jug.
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