Trueman diagnosed with cancer

Former Yorkshire and England fast bowler Fred Trueman has been diagnosed with cancer.

The paceman is set to undergo a 15-week course of treatment on a condition known as small cell carcinoma.

The Yorkshire Post reported that 75-year-old Trueman has returned home after a short spell in Airedale Hospital, where he was believed to have being treated for tiredness and anaemia.

His former Yorkshire team-mate Bob Platt told Agence France-Presse: "If anyone can fight this Fred can.

"He is in exceedingly good spirits, and the good news is that the doctors have caught this early."

Trueman took more than 2000 first-class wickets in a 20-year career from 1949 to 1969, during which he became the first bowler in cricket history to top 300 Test victims.

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