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Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham

Profession: Cricketer


Biography: A genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well-known by his nickname "Beefy". At times controversial, he held a number of Test cricket records, and still holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken by an England bowler.

Born: November 24, 1955
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 1977-07-28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge
  • 1978-02-25 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham scores first Test century, 103 v New Zealand in Christchurch
  • 1978-06-19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
  • 1979-08-30 Cricketer Ian Botham passes 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests in his 21st match for England
  • 1981-07-07 England cricket captain Ian Botham resigned after no wins in 12 matches under his reign and a pair in the 2nd Test v Australia at Lord's
  • 1981-08-02 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham takes 5 for 11 to end Australia's chase of 151 target, all out 121 for 29 run defeat in 4th Test at Edgbaston
  • 1981-08-15 Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford
  • 1986-08-21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)
  • 1992-06-21 Last day of test cricket for English star players Ian Botham and Allan Lamb
  • 1993-07-19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

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