Bob Willis, former England cricket captain, dies aged 70


  • Willis played in 90 Tests between 1971 and 1984
  • Bowler also played for Surrey and Warwickshire

Bob Willis, the former England cricket captain, has died aged 70, his family announced on Wednesday.

The pace bowler made 90 Test match appearances for his country and took 325 wickets, placing him fourth in the all-time list of England bowlers. He famously played a key part in the memorable 1981 third Test defeat of Australia at Headingley that was won from a seemingly impossible position, taking a career-best 8-43. He enjoyed a long career in broadcasting after his retirement in 1984, first for the BBC and then latterly on Sky.

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Written by Tony Paley
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