I echo those sentiments. He was very much his own man but what a wonderful bowler. He was quick and from his 6'6 frame could be fearsome. For much of his career he bowled in considerable pain following surgery on his knees. A pal of mine was at school with him at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford.Very sad to hear about the passing of Bob Willis.
I was just in the process of writing the same thing when your message popped up.
Thank you for that link, David.The BBC Sports Personality of the Year had a list of those with a sporting background who have sadly passed away during the course of this year. Some more widely known and reported in this thread but all will be missed no matter what the contribution they did for their sport.
Very sad to lean of this news. I still remember that July afternoon over 53 years ago as if it was yesterday. Most of us thought that Martin Peters had scored England's winning goal only for the West Germans to equalise late on that led to extra time and Geoff Hurst taking centre stage.