Bob Willis Dies

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Bob poses with former Australian adversary Rick McCosker (left) during the Fourth Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2017. In 1977 Willis broke McCoskers jaw with a bouncer that hit him in the face.

Jammy Toast woke to some very sad news on Thursday morning. Former England Test cricketer Bob Willis had died following a prolonged battle with cancer, he was 70. We will always remember Bob for his 8-43 at Headingley in 1981 to help England to the famous Ashes series win over the old enemy, Australia. He went on to take 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984 and captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before his retirement from all forms of cricket in 1984. He subsequently worked as a summariser on BBC TV before joining Sky Sports as a commentator in 1991. He continued to work for Sky and was part of their coverage of this summer’s Ashes series.