Bob Appleyard facts for kids
|Appleyard signing an autograph in 1954|
|Full name||Robert Appleyard|
27 June 1924|
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||17 March 2015
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
|Bowling style||Off-break, Right-arm fast-medium|
|Test debut||1 July 1954 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||7 June 1956 v Australia|
|Top score||19 not out||63 not out|
|5 wickets in innings||1||57|
|10 wickets in match||0||17|
Robert Appleyard MBE (27 June 1924 – 17 March 2015) was a Yorkshire and England first-class cricketer. He was one of the best English bowlers of the 1950s, a decade which saw England develop its strongest bowling attack of the twentieth century. Able to bowl fast-medium swingers or seamers and off-spinners with almost exactly the same action, Appleyard's career was almost destroyed by injury and illness after his first full season in 1951. In his limited Test career, he took a wicket every fifty-one balls, and in first-class cricket his 708 wickets cost only 15.48 runs each.
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