Geoffrey Boycott

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Date of Birth October 21, 1940
Place of Birth England
Age 80 years old
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Geoffrey Boycott

Sir Geoffrey Boycott, is a retired Test cricketer, who played cricket for Yorkshire and England. In a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986, Boycott established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen. After retiring as a player, he pursued a successful career as a cricket commentator, before retiring in 2020 and was knighted in 2019. Boycott made his international debut in a 1964 Test match against Australia. He was known for his ability to occupy the crease and became a key feature of England's Test batting line-up for many years, although he was less successful in his limited One Day International appearances. He accumulated large scores – he is the equal fifth-highest accumulator of first-class centuries in history, eighth in career runs and the first English player to average over 100 in a season – but often encountered friction with his teammates.

Born: October 21, 1940, Fitzwilliam, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nickname: Boycs, Fiery, GLY (Greatest Living Yorkshireman), Sir Geoffrey, Thatch
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)
Batting style: Right-handed
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Role: Opening batsman

About Geoffrey Boycott

One of England's premiere opening batsman, he played for Yorkshire from 1962 to 1986. He became an ICC Hall of Famer and was a cricket commentator for radio and TV.

Before Fame

He lost his spleen when he was impaled by the handle of a mangle when he was eight years old.

Achievement

He became the first English player to average over 100 in a season, which he did twice, in 1971 and 1979.

Family Life

He was the eldest of three sons born to Thomas and Jane Boycott.

Associations

He and Alec Stewart are two of the only Englishman to have earned more than one hundred Test caps.

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Latest information about Geoffrey Boycott updated on October 24, 2020.

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