Bob Appleyard

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Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 17, 2015 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 17, 2015 (90)

About

Considered one of the best English bowlers of the 1950's, he led Yorkshire to two county championship games.

Before Fame

He spent eleven months in a hospital after being diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis and strengthened his fingers by gripping a cricket ball.

Trivia

He became the last surviving bowler to have taken 200 wickets or more in an English cricket season.

Family Life

He lost a son to leukemia.

Associated With

He and Michael Vaughan both played county cricket for Yorkshire.

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