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R.G.D. Willis


R.G.D. Willis 7-78 v AustraliaBack to boards

Bob Willis first made the Lord's Honours Boards when he took an excellent seven wickets for 78, during the 1977 Ashes series versus Australia.

After England had posted a below average score of 216 in their first innings, Willis was required to take early wickets in their persuit of recovering the Test.

Australia were 135-2 when Willis grabbed his first wicket with Greg Chappell being dismissed for 66 with Chris Old taking the catch.

Once Willis removed Chris Serjeant, the tall fast bowler was on a rampage, claiming the wickets of Doug Walters, Rod Marsh, Kerry O'Keeffe, Max Walker and Jeff Thomson as Australia finished with a score of 296.

The match eventually finished as a Draw, but for Willis it was a special moment as he earned his first place on the iconic Honours Boards.

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