A cricket legend gone

A cricket legend gone

GlawsyD 04 Dec 2019 17:41 pm said..

'He sent his men all over England' - William I Gloucester 1086
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stuartjames 04 Dec 2019 17:53 pm said..

Was about to post this; as a child of the 70s/80s, summer cricket was what happened when the rugby stopped, and he was a massive part of those long hot summers, even before Headingley '81.

Not really a cricket fan now, but everyone was back in the day. A Legend, RIP.

And it reminds me of Sunday afternoons watching Duntisbourne Abbot first XI !
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Lebowski 04 Dec 2019 18:16 pm said..

Genuinely shocked by this as I had no idea he was even ill. He was on the debate only weeks ago!

Such an iconic image of my childhood, Bob running in with his hair flopping all over the place! An absolute legend both as a player and an acerbic Pundit!
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RogerofSals 04 Dec 2019 18:21 pm said..

Sad loss. Great bowler, many happy memories of watching him play. RIP Bob.
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foresterinyorks 04 Dec 2019 18:39 pm said..

RIP big Bob.
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The Shuthonger One 04 Dec 2019 19:26 pm said..

I walked past Bob at Edgbaston in August he didn't look well. The TV makeup may have disguised this.
RIP Bob.
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Mark from Stroud 04 Dec 2019 19:55 pm said..

I don't often post on RIP threads, but this has upset me more than I would have expected. Along with many of those above I spent the summers in the seventies rushing home to watch the cricket on BBC2. Bob Willis was one of my heroes.

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Porky 04 Dec 2019 20:11 pm said..

A legend for his unique bowling and for changing his name to include "Dylan" as a tribute to his musical hero. This is just so sad. R.I.P. R.G.D. Willis
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SirHenry 04 Dec 2019 21:33 pm said..

Shocked to hear this. Back in the 80's it was Bob passing us as he jogged around Edgbaston.

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Lurker 05 Dec 2019 12:08 pm said..

have fond memories of watching him play live - RIP Dylan!
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