Who is Bob Wyatt?
Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt (2 May 1901 – 20 April 1995) was an English cricketer who played for Warwickshire, Worcestershire and England in a career lasting nearly thirty years from 1923 to 1951. He was born at Milford Heath House in Surrey and died at Treliske in Truro. A determined batsman and handy medium pace bowler, Wyatt made his first-class cricket debut in 1923. He played his first Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1927. He was controversially, by replacing Percy Chapman, appointed captain for England's last Test against the dominant Australian touring team in 1930. He was unsuccessful and lost the role to Douglas Jardine for the next few years. Nevertheless, he was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 1930. Serving as Jardine's vice-captain on the 1932–1933 tour of Australia, Wyatt was in charge of an early tour match that Jardine sat out of, and became the first captain to employ the controversial Bodyline tactic against Australia. After Jardine resigned following the political and administrative fallout caused by Bodyline, Wyatt was made captain again. He played in 40 test matches, fifteen as captain. He is said to have captained "soundly if without inspiration".Wyatt was noted for sustaining several injuries during his career but he had a "bulldog spirit". Most famously, a ball bowled by West Indian bowler Manny Martindale hit him in the jaw during a match in Jamaica in 1935. He was carried unconscious from the field with his jaw broken in four places. When he regained consciousness in the dressing room, his first action was to signal for a pencil and paper – when these were supplied he wrote that he attached no blame to Martindale and amended his team's batting order.Wyatt played his last Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1937. In his test career, he scored 1,839 runs at an average of 31.70 and took 18 wickets at an average of 35.66. In his first-class career he played 739 matches, scoring 39,405 runs at an average of 40.04, and taking 901 wickets at an average of 32.84. His highest innings in a test match was 149 against South Africa at Trent Bridge in 1935. He captained Warwickshire from 1930 to 1937 when he was replaced by Peter Cranmer. Wyatt didn't like the way this was done but he continued to play for Warwickshire through the 1938 and 1939 seasons. He served in the Royal Air Force in World War II. After the war, he transferred to Worcestershire where he said he had six happy summers. In his penultimate match in 1951, he faced the final ball of the game against Somerset at Taunton with Worcestershire needing six to win and "he duly drove it high into the pavilion for victory".He lived to be 93 years old and was England's oldest living Test cricketer before his death. He has a stand named after him at Warwickshire's home ground of Edgbaston. He was the cousin of politician and broadcaster Woodrow Wyatt.
In What Year(When) Bob Wyatt Died? Date of Death, What Year Did He Die?
In what year Bob Wyatt died, in which year he died, questions such as the date of death are being wondered. Bob Wyatt passed away in 1995. Bob Wyatt full date of death is 19 April 1995. Bob Wyatt passed away on this date. In what year Bob Wyatt died, the answer to the question is 1995.
How old was Bob Wyatt when died?
Bob Wyatt died in 1995. Bob Wyatt was 94 when he died.
How many years ago did Bob Wyatt die?
Bob Wyatt died in 1995. So since we are now in 2022, Bob Wyatt passed away about 27 years ago.
How many days has Bob Wyatt been dead?
It has been approximately 10093 days since Bob Wyatt died.
How many months has it been since Bob Wyatt died?
Bob Wyatt has been dead approximately 336 months.
Where did Bob Wyatt die? Place of Death
Bob Wyatt closed his eyes on 19 April 1995 at Truro. The place of death is Truro.
When was Bob Wyatt born?
Bob Wyatt was born on 01 May 1901. Bob Wyatt was born in 1901.
Where was Bob Wyatt Born? Place of birth
Bob Wyatt opened its eyes on 01 May 1901 at Milford, Surrey. Place of birth is Milford, Surrey.
How old would Bob Wyatt be today if were alive?
Bob Wyatt, who died in 1995, would have been 120 if were alive today.
Is Bob Wyatt Dead?
Bob Wyatt died in 1995. Is Bob Wyatt dead? The answer to the question is Yes.