Tag Archives: Ian Botham

Reader’s verdict and polls 2011

“Botham is ‘becoming a boorish and opinionated caricature’ and has more detractors even than Bob Willis (Sky) who is ‘a dinosaur, pure and simple.’” Dissatisfied fans air their opinion as John Stern covers the readers’ best and worst of 2011 … Continue reading

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The feud that shook Somerset

“A lot of very weak people allowed one person – a very strange person – to dictate things. I have no regrets over what happened.” 25 years on, Ivo Tennant looks back at the day Somerset imploded, in December’s The … Continue reading

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Peter Roebuck: the final interview in The Cricketer

The final interview given by Peter Roebuck reveals the continued bitterness of his long-standing and unresolved feud with former Somerset team-mate Sir Ian Botham. It appears in the December issue of The Cricketer magazine, which goes on sale on Friday … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Why Headingley ’81 was really a 900-1 shot

In 2001, readers of The Observer voted England’s probability-scuppering victory in the 1981 Headingley Ashes Test “Britain’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment”. I can’t believe my gob was the only one smacking itself. Not out of disapproval, but sheer incredulity. Granted, … Continue reading

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Ian Botham: the Power and the Glory

Barney Ronay reviews Ian Botham: the Power and the Glory by Simon Wilde Simon & Schuster, hb, 384pp, £20 A biography points up the unbridled force that first put the allrounder on a pedestal IAN BOTHAM does not really need … Continue reading

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The Shakoor Rana Trophy, anybody?

England and Pakistan will not be playing for anything tangible this summer, like the Ashes, but given that their cricketing history has occasionally teetered on the edge of what a divorce court would call an irretrievable breakdown, how about setting … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: 'Batsman, bowler, wicketkeeper and first slip stood frozen in amazement'

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Graham D. Brice is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition. Summer 1968, perhaps ’69. Me a 15-year-old, gangly, six foot-plus youth, with limited cricketing ability, severe hayfever and a neighbour on my paper round who … Continue reading

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