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windydcfc
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Bob Willis: Former England captain and Sky Cricket expert Bob Willis has died at the age of 70 after a short illness.
The fast-bowler was a mainstay of the England team for more than a decade, playing in 90 Tests and 64 one-day internationals after his debut in 1971, and went on to enjoy a long career in broadcasting after his retirement in 1984. The fast-bowler was a mainstay of the England team for more than a decade, playing in 90 Tests and 64 one-day internationals after his debut in 1971, and went on to enjoy a long career in broadcasting after his retirement in 1984.



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BOB WILLIS

Bob has died aged 70 "after a short illness." No doubt more will be posted here in due course.

Just from a personal point of view, Bob was a great help to me when he captained England to Australia in the 1982-83 season. I was one of the journalists who followed the tour and my tour book "Fight For The Ashes" had various chapters proof-read by him for accuracy. A really decent man.


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Bob's performance against Australia at Headingley in 1981 will long live in my memory. RIP Bob



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I saw Willis bowl just once, at Edgbaston, 10 days after Headingley. He didn't take a wicket in that furious Friday morning spell but he did get a warning from the umpires after bowling several bouncers at Graeme Wood and Kim Hughes, both of whom fell on their arses getting out of the way. The Brummie crowd loved it, chanting "Kill! Kill! Kill!". A miserable commentator or journo, possibly The Boil, complained that that was for The Hill, not the Hill Bank. As if anyone cared!

Before ARB deservedly earned the title, Willis was unfairly branded Captain Grumpy. I think he played up to this a bit and teased the journos. Perhaps some of them had in mind in his post-match interview at Headingley when he had given them a bit of stick for their treatment of Botham earlier in the summer. Peter West, holding the mike, was most put out...

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