Bob Ratcliffe

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Robert Malcolm Ratcliffe (Bob) (born 29 November 1951, Accrington, Lancashire, England) is a cricketer who played for Lancashire from 1972 to 1980. He was a right-handed medium pace bowler and a middle to lower order batsman. In 82 first-class matches he took 205 wickets at an average of 26.39 and scored 1022 runs at an average of 16.48.[1] Throughout his career he was dogged by injuries, these forcing him into early retirement at the age of 28. He later played Minor Counties cricket for Cumberland.[2]

  • Batting: Right-hand batsman
  • Bowling: Right-arm medium pace
  • Relations: Son: LJ Ratcliffe

Teams: Lancashire (Main FC: 1972-1980); Lancashire (Main ListA: 1972-1980); All teams Lancashire Cap: 1976.


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  2. ^ 'A Who's Who of Lancashire County Cricket Club, 1865-1990', by Robert Brooke and David Goodyear, Breedon Books, Derby, 1991 (page 176) ISBN 0-907969-85-2

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