Edgbaston turns blue for Bob Willis on #BlueforBob day
Cricket fans turned Edgbaston blue today (Saturday 2nd July) in swathes of blue hats, wigs and t-shirts to honour cricket legend Bob Willis and to raise funds for research into better detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer. Staggering support from fans, Sky Cricket, BBC TMS, Edgbaston, The ECB, and the players saw donations flooding in during day two of the England vs India test match.
As part of #BlueForBob Day The Barmy Army, The Bharat Army, the Edgbaston crowd, and special guests bowled 2,000 balls in the day, representing the number of men who will get prostate cancer in the stadium that day.
England Captain Ben Stokes says: “Bob Willis was an inspiration to our generation of players, and there’s a huge pride in taking to the field in his name and raising money for a cause close to many of us. The first #BlueForBob Day was also my first captaincy of England, so it’s a day with special memories for me. We hope we have done Bob proud and kept his legacy alive.”