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The PCA pays tribute to a legend of the game.
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One of the PCA’s most famous members, legendary fast bowler and respected broadcaster Bob Willis, has passed away aged 70.
Born Robert George Willis in Sunderland in 1949, he famously added the name Dylan in recognition of the music of Bob Dylan to give a name instantly recognised by cricket fans around the world – RGD Willis.
He made his first-class debut for Surrey in 1969 before moving to Warwickshire in 1972, first seeing international honours in January 1971 on England’s successful Ashes tour.
Willis played 90 Tests in all, taking 325 wickets – fourth in the all-time list for England players – with his best of 8-43 in the famous Headingley win in 1981. He captained England in 18 matches, winning seven games and losing five.
The thoughts of all at the PCA are with Bob’s family and friends at this time.