Ian Botham

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ESPN Cricinfo
'I had opportunities to leave but I didn't want Zimbabwe to go downhill'Africa to me. I'd always wanted Zimbabwe Cricket to have an academy, but there
'I had opportunities to leave but I didn't want Zimbabwe to go downhill'
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 19 hours ago
Africa to me. I'd always wanted Zimbabwe Cricket to have an academy, but there were never enough funds. Watching what Ian Botham had done over the years, I thought: why don't I do that and see what happens? So I did the walk, from Bulawayo to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Springwatch host Chris Packham cleared by BBC Trust over hunting remarksthe wildlife presenter of using “the status the BBC has given him to spread pro
Springwatch host Chris Packham cleared by BBC Trust over hunting remarks
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
the wildlife presenter of using “the status the BBC has given him to spread propaganda”. Packham was branded an extremist by Sir Ian Botham last month in the wake of a petition to Parliament calling for a ban on shooting reaching 100,000 signa... Read more
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heraldscotland
Springwatch host Chris Packham cleared by BBC Trust over hunting remarksthe wildlife presenter of using “the status the BBC has given him to spread pro
Springwatch host Chris Packham cleared by BBC Trust over hunting remarks
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
the wildlife presenter of using “the status the BBC has given him to spread propaganda”. Packham was branded an extremist by Sir Ian Botham last month in the wake of a petition to Parliament calling for a ban on shooting reaching 100,000 signa... Read more
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Football365
Footy people on TV: Terry ButcherShare this Page Fashion police A man not born to wear fashionable clothes. Mak
Footy people on TV: Terry Butcher
Football365 / Posted yesterday
Share this Page Fashion police A man not born to wear fashionable clothes. Makes Ian Botham look like Jean-Paul Gaultier. Wears blazers without irony. The very definition of Dad Clothing. Normcore before norm, or indeed, core. All trousers are... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Whatever happened to single-wicket cricket?single wicket. Like other great allrounders that would follow, he seemed bigger
Whatever happened to single-wicket cricket?
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 2 days ago
single wicket. Like other great allrounders that would follow, he seemed bigger than the game, bigger than life. He was the Ian Botham of the era, the Andrew Flintoff of his day, and he was loved just as unconditionally. And if Mynn was Flintoff,... Read more
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dna
India's 500 Test: dna pics the Dream XIa member of the Famous Four all-round greats during his era with Imran Khan (Pa
India's 500 Test: dna pics the Dream XI
dna / Posted 2 days ago
a member of the Famous Four all-round greats during his era with Imran Khan (Pakistan), Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) and Ian Botham (England). He held the world record for most wickets – 434 – for six years until Courtney Walsh went past him. A... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kevin Ferrie: How bad is elite sport for your health? Evidence is disturbingimpact on health, it was the effect of repeated use of anti-inflammatories that
Kevin Ferrie: How bad is elite sport for your health? Evidence is disturbing
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
impact on health, it was the effect of repeated use of anti-inflammatories that my old pal’s fellow opening bowler Ian Botham cited as one of the reasons he quit playing the sport in the early nineties. As the list grows of western... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Make Test cricket more relevant: Allan BorderEngland’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getti
Make Test cricket more relevant: Allan Border
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
England’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getting the best out of his team members. Ian Botham, who others found it tough to handle, was a different player under his leadership. Brearley had the knack of... Read more
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asianage
Make Test cricket more relevant: Allan BorderEngland’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getti
Make Test cricket more relevant: Allan Border
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
England’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getting the best out of his team members. Ian Botham, who others found it tough to handle, was a different player under his leadership. Brearley had the knack of... Read more
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asianage
Make Test cricket more relevant Allan BorderEngland’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getti
Make Test cricket more relevant Allan Border
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
England’s Mike Brearley was a brilliant tactician. He had a unique way of getting the best out of his team members. Ian Botham, who others found it tough to handle, was a different player under his leadership. Brearley had the knack of... Read more
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dna
Kapil Dev says present all-rounders are far better than Hadlee, Imran and Botham"But, it will be unfair to single out one current player to say he is the best
Kapil Dev says present all-rounders are far better than Hadlee, Imran and Botham
dna / Posted 7 days ago
"But, it will be unfair to single out one current player to say he is the best allrounder, who could be in the league of Ian Botham, Imran Khan and Sir Richard Hadlee." Kapil refused to predict as to who will come up trumps during the upcoming... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
David Mathias does a Karnataka Premier League inningsKarnataka under-13 and he has been playing for the state since then. “I grew up
David Mathias does a Karnataka Premier League innings
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Karnataka under-13 and he has been playing for the state since then. “I grew up admiring players like Andrew Flintoff and Ian Botham,” he says, adding, “Among the current cricketers, I admire my good friend KL Rahul. He’s the guy to look out for.... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
'I got more wickets through swing than bowling quick'Amla and AB de Villiers go. England have had a few English-born players who li
'I got more wickets through swing than bowling quick'
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 9 days ago
Amla and AB de Villiers go. England have had a few English-born players who liked a word and had an opinion or two. Beefy [Ian Botham] and [Ray] Illingworth for a start. "The quicker I ran in, the more pace I generated" I tried to lead from the... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Curtly a foreigner in no landfewer than Muttiah Muralitharan, he has captured nearly 100 away wickets more.
Curtly a foreigner in no land
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 14 days ago
fewer than Muttiah Muralitharan, he has captured nearly 100 away wickets more. Warne has captured more away wickets than Ian Botham, Malcolm Marshall and Waqar Younis captured in their entire careers. Murali is second with 307 wickets, at a good... Read more
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Daily News
How England’s one-day fortunes have transformedan embarrassing exit sealed with defeat by Bangladesh a result described as “pa
How England’s one-day fortunes have transformed
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
an embarrassing exit sealed with defeat by Bangladesh a result described as “pathetic” by legendary England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham. It was thought by many than an inflexible approach and an over-reliance on statistics hampered Eoin Morgan’s men... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
England's tour to Bangladesh will be an inspiration to the gameneither blame nor shame. In a very different age I toured Bangladesh with the
England's tour to Bangladesh will be an inspiration to the game
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 18 days ago
neither blame nor shame. In a very different age I toured Bangladesh with the MCC. It was 1981, just a few months before Ian Botham turned the Ashes upside down, and over a four-week period 14 English cricketers of varied talents came to see the... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
England's tour to Bangladesh will be an inspiration to the gameneither blame nor shame. In a very different age I toured Bangladesh with the
England's tour to Bangladesh will be an inspiration to the game
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 18 days ago
neither blame nor shame. In a very different age I toured Bangladesh with the MCC. It was 1981, just a few months before Ian Botham turned the Ashes upside down, and over a four-week period 14 English cricketers of varied talents came to see the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Ian Botham bowls over young fans at Belfast Hospital for Sick ChildrenCricketing legend Sir Ian Botham bowled over some of his younger fans when he v
Ian Botham bowls over young fans at Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham bowled over some of his younger fans when he visited the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Former England captain Sir Ian met patient Euan Burrows (11) yesterday and gave him a signed cricket bat. Euan plays... Read more
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Daily Mail
Roy Hodgson's two-hotel plan for England away trips to be axed by FAself-serving project ever conducted by the magazine. Apart from placing himsel
Roy Hodgson's two-hotel plan for England away trips to be axed by FA
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
self-serving project ever conducted by the magazine. Apart from placing himself at 39 above a miffed Mark Nicholas and Sir Ian Botham, Hughes has included BT chief Delia Bushell, who has little or no cricket involvement. Hughes has to be angling... Read more
19d
give me sport
The painful moment Ben Stokes takes 80mph ball during England matchsubmit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4 Article continues b
The painful moment Ben Stokes takes 80mph ball during England match
give me sport / Posted 19 days ago
submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4 Article continues below Sky Sports commentators Ian Ward and Ian Botham saw the funny side before remembering just how painful such a hit feels and offering their sympathies to... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Pakistan bowl, ODI debut for Dawsonend a dismal run of defeats in the format. England gave a 50-over debut to Lia
Pakistan bowl, ODI debut for Dawson
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 20 days ago
end a dismal run of defeats in the format. England gave a 50-over debut to Liam Dawson - he was presented with his cap by Ian Botham before the toss - and rested Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett, with Chris Woakes and Mark Wood returning.... Read more
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express
England cricket's transformation from lackadaisical World Cup to power-house ODI teamwon. The likes of Hales, Roy, Jos Buttler and Joe Root would walk into any Eng
England cricket's transformation from lackadaisical World Cup to power-house ODI team
express / Posted 21 days ago
won. The likes of Hales, Roy, Jos Buttler and Joe Root would walk into any England side in any era but others, such as Ian Botham, Robin Smith – whose record score Hales beat by four runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday – Neil Fairbrother and Graham... Read more
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New Kerala
Nasser Hussain terms Eoin Morgan's team as England's best ever - newkerala.com #113896you have to say Morgan's side must be regarded as being better. "However good
Nasser Hussain terms Eoin Morgan's team as England's best ever - newkerala.com #113896
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
you have to say Morgan's side must be regarded as being better. "However good Gooch's side were - after all, the iconic Ian Botham was a member - the current side would beat them." His list also doesn't include England's five highest ODI... Read more
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Breitbart
Scotland: Brainwashing Little SJW Nazis Since 1986infuriate, enlighten, delight and terrify you all at the same time. It’s an in
Scotland: Brainwashing Little SJW Nazis Since 1986
Breitbart / Posted 22 days ago
infuriate, enlighten, delight and terrify you all at the same time. It’s an interview given by the great English cricketer Ian Botham to a bunch of Scottish schoolkids in 1986 for a BBC TV programme called Open To Question. Here they are, teenage... Read more
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iol.co.za
Steyn sets up Proteas series winIt was the 26th time he’d registered that landmark and among seam bowlers only
Steyn sets up Proteas series win
iol.co.za / Posted 25 days ago
It was the 26th time he’d registered that landmark and among seam bowlers only Richard Hadlee (36), Glenn McGrath (29) and Ian Botham (27) have done it more. Following innings of 82 and 50 - as a stop gap opener - along with six catches in the... Read more
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Northern Echo
Darlington entrepreneur Geoffrey Gillow still in the driving seat at 100Golf Club, as well as Brass Castle in Middlesbrough, until he was 88 but he gav
Darlington entrepreneur Geoffrey Gillow still in the driving seat at 100
Northern Echo / Posted 26 days ago
Golf Club, as well as Brass Castle in Middlesbrough, until he was 88 but he gave up cricket a long time before that. Ian Botham remains a loyal customer at the shop in Grange Road, but Geoffrey’s told Beefy straight that he’s only the second... Read more

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