Bob Appleyard      

Full name Robert Appleyard

Born June 27, 1924, Wibsey, Bradford, Yorkshire

Died March 17, 2015, Harrogate (aged 90 years 263 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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 Durham 270/4 (88 ov)
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 128/6 (43 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-24
Kent 259 & 142/7 (35 ov) Derbyshire 159
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 152/2 (53 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 Glamorgan 281/4 (71 ov)
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d Essex 120/4 (36 ov)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 Surrey 299/3 (83 ov)
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