33 Facts About Geoffrey Boycott

1. In 1977 against Australia, Geoffrey Boycott became the first England player to bat on all five days of a Test match.

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2. Geoffrey Boycott wrote a number of works on cricket, including his own autobiography and a joint project on the biography of umpire Dickie Bird:.

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3. Geoffrey Boycott continued to be an active member of the cricket community, voicing his support in late April 2009 for Pakistan player Saeed Ajmal, and calling for the legalisation of the doosra spin-bowling delivery.

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4. Geoffrey Boycott said: "I would like to thank the ICC for awarding me this great honour and for choosing Headingley as the venue.

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5. Geoffrey Boycott continued in his commentating career for TMS, criticising the England team's approach to the ODI matches under Pietersen in India in November 2008.

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6. In early 2008, there was speculation that Geoffrey Boycott would be awarded a role amongst the England coaching staff, pertaining in particular to the coaching of Andrew Flintoff back from injury.

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7. In September 2004, Geoffrey Boycott wrote for The Daily Telegraph a posthumous tribute to lifelong friend Brian Clough.

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8. Geoffrey Boycott denied the charges, claiming she had fallen over and injured herself.

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9. Geoffrey Boycott met Anne Wyatt (then 32) while they were both working at the Ministry of Pensions in Barnsley in 1958.

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10. As well as newspaper columns, Geoffrey Boycott contributes to several online blogs, podcasts and question and answer sessions, notably on the BBC News website and CricInfo.

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11. Geoffrey Boycott was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1980 Queen's Birthday Honours "for services to Cricket.

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12. Geoffrey Boycott led England to a draw in the third match, his leadership meeting mixed reviews.

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13. In the match, Geoffrey Boycott became the fourth English player to be on the field for the entire duration of a Test.

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14. Geoffrey Boycott reached the milestone from the bowling of Greg Chappell with an on drive for four.

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15. Geoffrey Boycott recalled in his autobiography that when Denness confronted him on the issue he replied "Get out of here before I do something I'll regret.

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16. In 1971, Geoffrey Boycott made his One Day International debut against Australia, the press by then touting him as the best batsman in the world.

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17. Geoffrey Boycott was left out of the first three Tests against the World XI in 1970; he played in the fourth and scored 15 and 64, and in the final Test of the summer scored 157.

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18. Over the next two years, Geoffrey Boycott appeared only intermittently in the Test team.

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19. In 1967, Geoffrey Boycott toured the West Indies with England, where he hit a rich seam of form.

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20. Geoffrey Boycott was omitted from the first Test, but shared a partnership of 115 with Tom Graveney.

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21. In the winter of 1964, Geoffrey Boycott was selected for the England team touring South Africa.

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22. Geoffrey Boycott began his Test career on 4 June 1964, only two years after his first-class debut, in the first Test against Australia.

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23. Geoffrey Boycott paid tribute to the Reform Group in 1987, describing them as "dedicated Yorkshire members with a heartfelt stake in their club.

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24. In the 1966 season Geoffrey Boycott scored two centuries in one match for the first time, against Nottinghamshire on 18 July.

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25. Geoffrey Boycott handed in his notice to the Ministry of Pensions that same year.

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26. Geoffrey Boycott made his Yorkshire first-team debut on 16 June 1962 against the Pakistan touring team.

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27. In one match, Geoffrey Boycott faced a delivery from Foord which he dispatched to the boundary for four.

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28. Geoffrey Boycott was appointed captain of Yorkshire in 1971, but was sacked in 1978 after failing to win a trophy while in charge.

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29. Geoffrey Boycott captained the South Elmsall district team, and achieved a batting average of 70.

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30. Geoffrey Boycott told the BBC in 1965 that he chose to leave school at 17 because he no longer wished to be a financial strain on his parents, and because he wanted to pursue his cricketing career.

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31. In 1958, Geoffrey Boycott left school with seven O-level passes and the school's Individual Cricket Cup.

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32. Geoffrey Boycott was born in the mining village of Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield and Pontefract in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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33. Geoffrey Boycott made his international debut in a 1964 Test match against Australia.

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