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Hindustantimes.com
England vs South Africa: The Oval completes a century of TestsRichards WI v ENG, 1976 266 - Bill Ponsford AUS v ENG, 1934 260 - Javed Miand
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Richards WI v ENG, 1976 266 - Bill Ponsford AUS v ENG, 1934 260 - Javed Miandad PAK v ENG, 1987 Most wickets 52 - Ian Botham (ENG), 1978-91 45 - Derek Underwood (ENG), 1967-77 40 - Jim Laker (ENG), 1949-58 Most wickets by an overseas... Read more
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Daily Mirror
137 years and 100 Tests — Ian Botham shares his magic memories of the Ovalin just over 10 per cent of the Tests at the venue, and is the ground’s highest
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
in just over 10 per cent of the Tests at the venue, and is the ground’s highest ever wicket-taker, Mirror Sport’s Sir Ian Botham has picked out a few personal memorable moments.1981, vs AUSTRALIA The Ashes had been wrapped up, but there was... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Kicking drugs from Sport through educationin 2015. Other popular cricketers who have served bans for doping violations in
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
in 2015. Other popular cricketers who have served bans for doping violations include Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar and Ian Botham. Andre Russell has been banned for a ‘whereabouts rule violation,’ having missed three anti-doping tests over a... Read more
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The Courier Mail
The best cricket sledge of all timethe English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketke
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketkeeper used the line to intimidate England’s Ian Botham in the 1986-87 Ashes test. But Botham struck back with a witty line of his own responding ‘Wife is fine, kids are... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Legend wins ‘best sledge ever’the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketke
Adelaide Now / Posted 7 days ago
the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketkeeper used the line to intimidate England’s Ian Botham in the 1986-87 Ashes test. But Botham struck back with a witty line of his own responding ‘Wife is fine, kids are... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Aussie great wins ‘best sledge ever’the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketke
The Courier Mail / Posted 7 days ago
the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketkeeper used the line to intimidate England’s Ian Botham in the 1986-87 Ashes test. But Botham struck back with a witty line of his own responding ‘Wife is fine, kids are... Read more
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News.com.au
Aussie great wins ‘best sledge ever’the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketke
News.com.au / Posted 7 days ago
the English county, Yorkshire Vikings T20 side. The former Australian wicketkeeper used the line to intimidate England’s Ian Botham in the 1986-87 Ashes test. But Botham struck back with a witty line of his own responding ‘Wife is fine, kids are... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Herath leapfrogs Ashwin to second placeclaimed his eighth ten-wicket haul and also passed the tallies of Waqar Younis
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 8 days ago
claimed his eighth ten-wicket haul and also passed the tallies of Waqar Younis (373), Malcolm Marshall (376) and Ian Botham (383) in Colombo. All of that contributed to Sri Lanka achieving the highest successful chase in Asia, beating... Read more
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metro
Ian Botham urges England to axe struggling batsman after Trent Bridge 'debacle'England were comprehensively beaten at Trent Bridge as South Africa levelled th
metro / Posted 10 days ago
England were comprehensively beaten at Trent Bridge as South Africa levelled the series (Picture: Getty) Sir Ian Botham pulled no punches after England’s ‘humiliating’ defeat to South Africa at Trent Bridge and called on the selectors to make... Read more
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This is West Country
COMPETITION: Be the first person to get a copy of the Taunton Monopoly boardbe as famous – if only for a day – as some of the world names that have graced
This is West Country / Posted 13 days ago
be as famous – if only for a day – as some of the world names that have graced the pitch here from Sir Viv Richards to Sir Ian Botham.” People were invited earlier in the year to vote for what should feature in the edition. As well as Taunton... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Root backing pal Ballance to repay his going in to bat for him with selectorsthree will also help with Root’s decision to move himself down to No.4 ­despite
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
three will also help with Root’s decision to move himself down to No.4 ­despite some pundits, ­including Mirror Sport’s Sir Ian Botham, hoping he would stay at first drop.Read More “Batting at four is where I get the best out of myself, so I... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
When Moeen trumped Sobers, and most wickets in a day- India's tie against Australia in Madras in 1986-87. Moeen was the seventh to
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 15 days ago
- India's tie against Australia in Madras in 1986-87. Moeen was the seventh to complete the double for England after Greig, Ian Botham (42 matches), Andrew Flintoff (43), Wilfred Rhodes and Trevor Bailey (48), and Stuart Broad (67). Among the famous... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Moeen pips Stokes in allrounder's rankingsMoeen Ali's allround exploits at Lord's were England's best in a match since Ia
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 17 days ago
Moeen Ali's allround exploits at Lord's were England's best in a match since Ian Botham in 1980 Moeen Ali has leapfrogged his team-mate Ben Stokes to be ranked as England's leading allrounder, following his triumphant performance in the first Test... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Moeen pips Stokes in allrounder's rankings Moeen Ali's allround exploits at Lord's were England's best in a match since
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 17 days ago
Moeen Ali's allround exploits at Lord's were England's best in a match since Ian Botham in 1980 Moeen Ali has leapfrogged his team-mate Ben Stokes to be ranked as England's leading allrounder,... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Root deflects attention onto team-mates for victorious captaincy debutTattersall in 1951. He also became the first England player to claim a 10-wicke
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 17 days ago
Tattersall in 1951. He also became the first England player to claim a 10-wicket haul and score a 50 in the same Test since Ian Botham in 1980. While Shane Warne was never able to earn a place on the Lord's honours boards, Moeen - who has often been... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Moeen's match figures are England's best since BothamMoeen Ali's match figures are England's best all-round performance since Ian Bo
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 17 days ago
Moeen Ali's match figures are England's best all-round performance since Ian Botham - ESPN Moeen's match is England's best since BothamMoeen Ali waves to the crowd after claiming ten wickets at Lord's Getty Images 246 for 16England's score in the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Backing for Rabada continuesand then yesterday when it's hardly directed at Ben Stokes." "For me it's ridi
iol.co.za / Posted 18 days ago
and then yesterday when it's hardly directed at Ben Stokes." "For me it's ridiculous," said one of Atherton's predecessors Ian Botham. "It's a physical game and you're talking about heat-of-the-moment exchanges. That's just a nudge." A third... Read more
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EuroNews
Former England captains criticise Rabada banand then yesterday when it’s hardly directed at Ben Stokes.” “For me it’s ridic
EuroNews / Posted 18 days ago
and then yesterday when it’s hardly directed at Ben Stokes.” “For me it’s ridiculous,” said one of Atherton’s predecessors Ian Botham. “It’s a physical game and you’re talking about heat-of-the-moment exchanges. That’s just a nudge.” A third former... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Former England captains criticise Rabada banand then yesterday when it's hardly directed at Ben Stokes." "For me it's ridi
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
and then yesterday when it's hardly directed at Ben Stokes." "For me it's ridiculous," said one of Atherton's predecessors Ian Botham. "It's a physical game and you're talking about heat-of-the-moment exchanges. That's just a nudge." A third... Read more
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iafrica.com
Ali completes all-rounder Test 'double'for England. Fastest players to Test double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets (mat
iafrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
for England. Fastest players to Test double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets (matches, player, country): 31 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 36 Trevor Goddard RSA 37 Tony Greig ENG 37 Keith Miller AUS 38 Moeen Ali ENG 39 Vinoo Mankad IND 42 Ian Bot... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Moeen England's quiet achieveralso reaching the landmark quicker than undisputed greats such as Garry Sobers,
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 19 days ago
also reaching the landmark quicker than undisputed greats such as Garry Sobers, Jacques Kallis, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Kapil Dev - he laughed at the absurdity of such a state of affairs. "In my garden I was better than Sobers,"... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Anderson, Broad and Ali put England into dominant position against South Africafastest Englishman behind Tony Grieg to get to the double of 2,000 runs and 100
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
fastest Englishman behind Tony Grieg to get to the double of 2,000 runs and 100 Test wickets, beating the likes of Sir Ian Botham and Sir Garry Sobers by doing it in his 38 match.Stuart Broad celebrates his half century (Image: Clive Rose/Getty... Read more
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guardian-series
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
guardian-series / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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Harrow Times
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
Harrow Times / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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Oxford Mail
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
Oxford Mail / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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Gazette
England v South Africa – the story of day twothe 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one
Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
the 2,000 runs/100 wickets double and the second-quickest in 38 Tests, just one more than Tony Greig and four fewer than Ian Botham. He was the first to achieve both marks on the same day.Stat of the day WATCH: @StuartBroad8 scored his first... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Nonstop football! Time to take a break?Compton won the league and the FA Cup for Arsenal but was actually better known
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 21 days ago
Compton won the league and the FA Cup for Arsenal but was actually better known for his exploits with the bat for England. Ian Botham, legendary cricketer of the 1980s, occasionally turned out for Scunthorpe in the winter months. And if you weren't... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
After 102 Tests, Broad prepares to start anewthan any other England Test bowler. They've taken 835 Test wickets between them
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 22 days ago
than any other England Test bowler. They've taken 835 Test wickets between them - Broad needs only 16 more to go past Ian Botham into second place on the list of England's Test wicket-takers - and played their part in England reaching No. 1 in... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
After 102 Tests, Broad prepares to start anewthan any other England Test bowler. They've taken 835 Test wickets between them
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 22 days ago
than any other England Test bowler. They've taken 835 Test wickets between them - Broad needs only 16 more to go past Ian Botham into second place on the list of England's Test wicket-takers - and played their part in England reaching No. 1 in... Read more
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guardian-series
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
guardian-series / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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Harrow Times
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
Harrow Times / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Durham report £1.2million loss in last financial yearfixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside i
EveningTimes Online / Posted 27 days ago
fixture that sees England and the West Indies play IT20 at Emirates Riverside in September.” With new chairman Sir Ian Botham now at the helm, Durham have carried out a major restructuring exercise which has seen Durham County Council... Read more
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chroniclelive
Riverside may say night night to day-night but David Harker expects it to be part of new Twenty20of the pink ball. I think there will be a reluctance nationally to get behind i
chroniclelive / Posted 27 days ago
of the pink ball. I think there will be a reluctance nationally to get behind it unless that can be assured.” Chairman Sir Ian Botham had floated the idea of trying to draw bigger crowds with free admission after tea, but Harker is reluctant. “We... Read more
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chroniclelive
Sir Ian Botham appoints Paul Woolston and Naynesh Desai as new Durham directorsDurham have appointed two new directors as Sir Ian Botham continues to build hi
chroniclelive / Posted 29 days ago
Durham have appointed two new directors as Sir Ian Botham continues to build his off-the-field team. Paul Woolston and Naynesh Desai have joined what is now a six-strong board as the county look to rebuild financially after the England and Wales... Read more
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chroniclelive
Durham vs Worcestershire: What to expect when Riversiders play day-night Championship cricket£5 after 5pm, as opposed to £15 beforehand (£5 juniors) or £12 bought in advanc
chroniclelive / Posted 1 months ago
£5 after 5pm, as opposed to £15 beforehand (£5 juniors) or £12 bought in advance. In the longer-term, Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham is keen for fans to be allowed into all day Championship games for free after tea.Read More No, in contrast to... Read more
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This is West Country
REPORT: England slip to defeat as dramatic Taunton IT20 goes to very last balldrives and became the first player on either side to reach a half-century when
This is West Country / Posted 1 months ago
drives and became the first player on either side to reach a half-century when he launched Tabraiz Shamsi into the Sir Ian Botham Stand for six. Bairstow looked likely to follow him to the landmark but, after some terrific shots including a... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Morris the spark as SA steal three-run winhave gone anywhere - gradually settled and registered his second T20I half-cent
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 1 months ago
have gone anywhere - gradually settled and registered his second T20I half-century with a straight-driven six into the Ian Botham stand off the left-arm wristspin of Tabraiz Shamsi. Bairstow lost little by comparison. He has waited a long time... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
England count cost of controversial Jason Roy dismissal in loss to South Africaof international T20 cricket. Taunton had waited 34 years to host an England g
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 1 months ago
of international T20 cricket. Taunton had waited 34 years to host an England game - the famous son of Somerset, Sir Ian Botham, in his pomp when Sri Lanka paid a visit during the 1983 World Cup. But even Botham might have struggled to match... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Blofeld to hang up microphone after 45 yearssince, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 1 months ago
since, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone was the 1981 Ashes Test at Headingley when Ian Botham and Bob Willis secured England a thrilling victory against Australia. If you created an algorithm to create the... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld announces plans to retire from BBC’s Test Match Special teamto copy ever since, including me.”Henry Blofeld.Source: News Limited Blofeld s
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 1 months ago
to copy ever since, including me.”Henry Blofeld.Source: News Limited Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone was the 1981 Ashes Test at Headingley when Ian Botham and Bob Willis secured England a thrilling victory against Austr... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Blofeld to hang up microphone after 45 yearssince, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone
The Courier Mail / Posted 1 months ago
since, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone was the 1981 Ashes Test at Headingley when Ian Botham and Bob Willis secured England a thrilling victory against Australia. If you created an algorithm to create the... Read more
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News.com.au
Blofeld to hang up microphone after 45 yearssince, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone
News.com.au / Posted 1 months ago
since, including me.” Blofeld said his favourite memory behind the microphone was the 1981 Ashes Test at Headingley when Ian Botham and Bob Willis secured England a thrilling victory against Australia. If you created an algorithm to create the... Read more
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