England’s 1981 Headingley hero Bob Willis dies at 70

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    Former England captain and fast bowler, Bob Willis, has died at the age of 70.

    His family said he had passed away “after a long illness”.

    Willis grabbed 325 wickets in 90 Tests and was key in England’s famous Headingley win over Australia in the 1981 Ashes.

    He took his career-best 8/43 in that match.

    Willis was skipper in 18 Tests and 29 ODIs before retiring from all forms of cricket in 1984.