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ted fenton 5:56 Wed Dec 4
Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
England cricket legend and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis has died at the age of 70 after a short illness.

The former pace bowler played in 90 Test matches for his country and took 325 wickets but his standout moment was undoubtedly the 'Miracle of Headingley' in the 1981 Ashes series.

His sensational bowling saw him end the third Test match of that series with figures of 8-43 as England went on to win the game.

Willis was at the forefront of England's Test bowling attack for over 10 years and also played in 64 one-day internationals. He retired in 1984 but then went on to have a successful career in broadcasting with Sky Sports.

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normannomates 3:41 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
His stories on captaining England are funny as fuck

normannomates 3:39 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Ern 8.04
He really wasn't.. All an act.

Top fella.. I'm downbeat at this news.. Another bod from my youth blown out..

normannomates 3:35 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Ahh for fuck sake.. What a shit fuckin day this has been.

HairyHammer 3:33 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Great Bowler and a gentleman too. R.I.P Bob Willis.

Takashi Miike 1:54 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
he made that verdict show brilliant. a great sense of humour, and always honest with zero glossing over bad performances. he'll be sadly missed

Northern Sold 1:29 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Goochy's Willis impression was legendary... one game over chelmsford he came from behind the sightscreen .... he must have run half of mile by the time he got to the crease!

BillyJenningsBoots 12:44 Thu Dec 5
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Felt like crying when I read this on BBC sports... Massive cricketing hero of mine and my brother. We'd watch him play for Warwickshire and England at Edgbaston... Tanking down the pitch curly hair bouncing as he ran.. Terrific bowler. Met him when he reopened a local pub very dry but funny bloke.

Another link between me and my brother who passed 25 years ago has gone.. RIP R. G. D Willis (Big Bad Bob)

Sydney_Iron 9:45 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
My lasting memory of Bob Willis is that very recognisable run up when bowling and in particular from a test that in the late stages that was petering out to a draw and to pass the time and add a bit of fun to things the players were taking the piss out of each other, Alvin Kallicharran did his Bob Willis run up when bowling, the camera went to Bob on the balcony with a grin that seemed to say “you silly cunt Alvin”

RIP Bob

Northern Sold 9:23 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Never seen a bowler as fired up as Willis was that day. Completely unplayable!





Only one I can compare to it was Devon Malcolm's at the oval v the Boks...

Northern Sold 9:18 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Had the strangest cover drive I have ever seen... went the full 360 degrees before hopefully hitting the ball... remember a stoic 24 (IIRC) he got batting 11 to see Peter Willey to one of the bravest centuries seen v the mighty 1980 Windies attack...

New Jersey 8:54 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Frankie - He was certainly in the zone that day!!

Frankie van der Elst 8:53 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Great description New Jersey

Never seen a bowler as fired up as Willis was that day. Completely unplayable!

lowermarshhammer 8:51 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Seem to recall the bearded wonder coming out with the stat that he held the record for most test match not outs. Long since surpassed I would think.

New Jersey 8:45 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Sad news, not a great age really!

One of my most vivid sporting memories, is seeing him run in like a demented banshee at Headingley against the Aussies and knocking them over.

ted fenton 8:28 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Far Cough

Bob Willis was a devoted fan of Bob Dylan and added 'Dylan' to his name by deed poll !!!

Blimey

Westside 8:12 Wed Dec 4
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Saw the first debate show of the NZ tour and Colville said Bob was absent for a small operation. Hoped then he would be back, but alas not.

Remember him in a test, coming out to bat after tea. Gets halfway to the square and realises he's forgot his bat.

Far Cough 8:05 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Huge Dylan fan apparently

AKA ERNIE 8:04 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
great bowler but came over as a bitter prick on sky

Grumpster 8:01 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
RIP Bob, was a good man.

Hammer and Pickle 7:57 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
Personified passion yet always seemed a gent. Sad news. RIP Bob.

claret on my shirt 7:56 Wed Dec 4
Re: Breaking news: Former England fast bowler and popular Sky Sports presenter Bob Willis dies, aged 70
wow, something got him quick, sorry to hear this, great bowler with all out effort. RIP

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