24 Mar 2011

Death of former England spinner

8:25 am on 24 March 2011

Former England Test cricketer Fred Titmus has died at the age of 78 after a long illness.

Titmus played 53 Tests for England and took 153 wickets during a first-class career that spanned 33 seasons between 1949 - 1982.

He made his first class debut for Middlesex at the age of 16.

He was also a talented footballer, playing professionally for Watford after earlier playing for Chelsea's junior side.