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Bob Appleyard      

Full name Robert Appleyard

Born June 27, 1924, Wibsey, Bradford, Yorkshire

Current age 90 years 174 days

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Robert Appleyard
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 9 6 51 19* 17.00 0 0 4 0 4 0
First-class 152 145 54 776 63 8.52 0 1 80 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 17 1596 554 31 5/51 7/45 17.87 2.08 51.4 1 1 0
First-class 152 29980 10965 708 8/76 15.48 2.19 42.3 57 17
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 1-5, 1954 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1950-1958
Profile

There are few tales as remarkable as that of Bob Appleyard's brief first-class career which did not start until he was 27. An offspinner who bowled at close to medium pace, with a deceptive dipping flight, and great accuracy, he was devasting on a wet wicket, and economical on batsman's pitches.

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Dec 20, 2004

Bob Appleyard

Bob Appleyard

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Jun 17, 1957

Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match, Middlesex v Yorkshire, County Championship, Lord's, 2nd day, June 17, 1957

Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match

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May 2, 1955

Bob Appleyard poses for a photo during Yorkshire's match against the MCC, MCC v Yorkshire, 2nd day, May 2, 1955

Bob Appleyard poses for a photo during Yorkshire's match against the MCC

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1952
Awarded the MBE in 2007

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