Ian Botham

former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator

Sir Ian Terence Botham (born 24 November 1955) is an English retired cricketer. He also played football. He was an all-rounder, being good at both batting and bowling. He was also very good at catching the ball when he was fielding. He played over 100 test matches for England. He is a very popular man in England. One reason for this is that he helped England to beat Australia in a series of test matches called "The Ashes" in 1981. This series is sometimes called "Botham's Ashes". Now he works on television. He has done some long walks to raise money for charity. He was knighted in 2007.

Sir
Ian Botham
OBE
Ian Botham headshot.jpg
Botham prior to the 3rd day of the 1st Test of the 2013 England v Australia Ashes series
Personal information
Full nameIan Terence Botham
Born (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 64)
Heswall, Cheshire, England
NicknameBeefy, Both, Guy[1]
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 474)28 July 1977 v Australia
Last Test18 June 1992 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 33)26 August 1976 v West Indies
Last ODI24 August 1992 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1974–1986Somerset
1987/88Queensland
1987–1991Worcestershire
1992–1993Durham
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 102 116 402 470
Runs scored 5,200 2,113 19,399 10,474
Batting average 33.54 23.21 33.97 29.50
100s/50s 14/22 0/9 38/97 7/46
Top score 208 79 228 175*
Balls bowled 21,815 6,271 63,547 22,899
Wickets 383 145 1,172 612
Bowling average 28.40 28.54 27.22 24.94
5 wickets in innings 27 0 59 3
10 wickets in match 4 0 8 0
Best bowling 8/34 4/31 8/34 5/27
Catches/stumpings 120/– 36/– 354/– 196/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 August 2007
Association football career
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Yeovil Town 17 (1)
1980–1985 Scunthorpe United 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ian Botham". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2012.