Bob Willis obituary: 'He proved anything is possible' – former England cricket captain dies aged 70

Written by on December 4, 2019

Former England captain Bob Willis has died at the age of 70.

The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 Ashes.

He captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before his retirement from all forms of cricket in 1984.

In a statement, Willis’ family said he had died “after a long illness”.

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