Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham Full Name: Ian Botham


Profession: Cricketer
Why Famous: 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 (62 years old)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England

Historical Events in the Life of Ian Botham

  • 1977-07-28 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
  • 1978-02-25 British cricketer Ian Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ in Christchurch
  • 1978-06-19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
  • 1979-08-30 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
  • 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 Ian Botham and Allan Lamb
  • 1993-07-19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

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