Bob Platt

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Bob Platt (born Robert Kenworthy Platt, 26 December 1932, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England) is an English former first-class cricketer, who played ninety six matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1955 and 1963,[1] and three for Northamptonshire in 1964. He also played two first-class matches for the Combined Services in 1956.

Forming a formidable opening combination with Fred Trueman, Platt, a right arm medium bowler, took 301 wickets at an average of 22.58, with a best of 7 for 40 against Gloucestershire. He also took 7 for 70 against Surrey and 6 for 33 against Middlesex. A right-handed tail end batsman, he scored 424 runs at 7.31 with his solitary fifty, a knock of 57 not out, versus Derbyshire.

He won his Yorkshire first team cap in 1959.[1] He also appeared for the Yorkshire Second XI between 1955 and 1971, the RAF in 1956, Northamptonshire Second XI in 1964 and 1965, and the International Cavaliers and a Roses XI in 1966.

After retiring he served on the Yorkshire Committee, and also as the club's President.


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 375. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 

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