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Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match

Wisden Obituary

Robert Appleyard

Robert Appleyard overcame all odds - including that of having a part of his lung removed to combat tuberculosis - to carve out a niche for himself in the history of cricket

England's players enjoy a Christmas dinner

Shot Stories

We're such jolly good fellows

The 1954-55 England Ashes players get their party hats on for a festive dinner in between some exhilarating victories

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Bob Appleyard 1924-2015

Bob Appleyard dies aged 90

Bob Appleyard, the former Yorkshire and England bowler, has died after a period of ill health. He was 90

Bob Appleyard took nine wickets in the match

Obituary: Bob Appleyard 1924-2015

No coward soul

Bob Appleyard fought back from personal adversity to lay claim to one of the most remarkable stories in English cricket history

January 2005

Voyage of discovery

Fifty years ago Len Hutton's team left England for an Ashes tour that has passed into legend

April 2004

The light fantastic

Stephen Chalke investigates bats of the 1950s and why players were keen to watch their weight