|Full name||Geoffrey Boycott|
21 October 1940 |
Fitzwilliam, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Nickname||Boycs, Geoff, Fiery, GLY (Greatest Living Yorkshireman), Sir Geoffrey, Thatch|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 422)||4 June 1964 v Australia|
|Last Test||1 January 1982 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 1)||5 January 1971 v Australia|
|Last ODI||20 December 1981 v India|
|Domestic team information|
If Trescothick had tried to get me off the field when batting well, I'd have hit him with my bat.
I've known people with exceptional talent – and some have wasted it. Ambition spurs a man on.
I think England will win a Test. My concern is Australia will probably win two.
He was a top man and a good professional. He was one of those who you know will never play a trick and you can ask him to do anything for you and he will. An unassuming man and a great loss to us all.
When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong.
Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it.
To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump.
Once I got cancer of the tongue and throat, I realised that stress is a killer and I had to try and get stress out of my life.
I played football for Leeds United under-18s, but at 17 my eyes started to go and I had to wear glasses. The football had to go – there were no contact lenses in 1957.