Bob Simpson at Royal Doulton, Burslem

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Date:1968 - 1969 (c.)

Description:Australian cricket captain Bob Simpson pictured on a visit to the Royal Doulton Showroom at Nile Street, Burslem.

Robert Baddeley Simpson was born in 1936 in New South Wales, Australia. He played 62 tests for Australia between 1957 and 1978, scoring 4869 runs at an average of 46.81, and took 110 catches, mostly at slip. He had retired from test cricket in 1968, but returned to lead a severely weakened Australian side during the time of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket in 1977-1978. He later became a repected coach for Australia, Leicestershire and Lancashire.

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