Bob Wilkinson (cricketer) is confirmed dead at the age of 80.
Bob was best known as a English cricketer (Kent).
Bob Wilkinson
Personal information
Full nameRobert William Wilkinson
Born(1939-12-23)23 December 1939
Rotherhithe, London
Died19 March 2020(2020-03-19) (aged 80)
St Thomas' Hospital, London Borough of Lambeth
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsBobby Abel (great-uncle)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1959–1963Kent
FC debut23 May 1959 Kent v Middlesex
Last FC3 July 1963 Kent v Essex
Career statistics
CompetitionFirst-class
Matches23
Runs scored635
Batting average19.84
100s/50s0/2
Top score63
Balls bowled1,098
Wickets10
Bowling average62.60
5 wickets in innings0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling2/31
Catches/stumpings11/–
Source: CricInfo, 17 April 2020
Robert William Wilkinson (23 December 1939 – 19 March 2020) was an English cricketer.
Wilkinson was born at Rotherhithe in London in 1939. He played first-class cricket for Kent County Cricket Club between 1959 and 1963, making a total of 23 senior appearances for the county, scoring 635 runs and taking 10 wickets. He made his first-class debut against Middlesex at Gravesend in May 1959, going on to play 17 matches during 1959. He made five First XI appearances in 1960 and his final first-class match came in 1963. He played regularly for the county Second XI in the Minor Counties Championship and Second XI Championship between 1956 and 1964 and was awarded his Second XI county cap in 1958.
Wilkinson died at St Thomas' Hospital in the London Borough of Lambeth in March 2020. He was 80 years old.
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