He famously played a key part in the memorable 1981 third Test defeat of Australia at Headingley that was won from a seemingly impossible position, taking a career-best 8-43.
Bob enjoyed a long career in broadcasting after his retirement in 1984, first for the BBC and then latterly on Sky.
At the time of his death, his family said in a statement: “We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather. He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly.”
“Bob is survived by his wife Lauren, daughter Katie, brother David and sister Ann.”