A right-arm fast bowler of express pace, Lindwall was widely regarded as the greatest pace bowler of his era and one of the finest of all time. He modelled his action on the great England fast bowler Harold Larwood. Together with Keith Miller, Lindwall formed a new-ball pairing regarded as one of the greatest to have played cricket.
Liverpool is known to be England's 'most Catholic city', with a Catholic population much larger than in other parts of England.  The parish church of Liverpool is the Anglican Our Lady and St Nicholas , colloquially known as "the sailors church", which has existed near the waterfront since 1257.