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Geoffrey Boycott

Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Boycott
Born (1940-10-21) 21 October 1940 (age 76)
Fitzwilliam, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nickname Boycs, Geoff, Fiery, GLY (Greatest Living Yorkshireman), Sir Geoffrey,[1] Thatch[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side


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
Years Team
1962–86 Yorkshire
1971–72 Northern Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 108 36 609 313
Runs scored 8114 1082 48426 10095
Batting average 47.72 36.06 56.83 39.12
100s/50s 22/42 1/9 151/238 8/74
Top score 246* 105 261* 146
Balls bowled 944 168 3685 1975
Wickets 7 5 45 30
Bowling average 54.57 21.00 32.42 40.26
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 – 0 –
Best bowling 3/47 2/14 4/14 3/15
Catches/stumpings 33/– 5/– 264/– 99/–

If Trescothick had tried to get me off the field when batting well, I'd have hit him with my bat.
Geoffrey Boycott
I've known people with exceptional talent – and some have wasted it. Ambition spurs a man on.
Geoffrey Boycott
I think England will win a Test. My concern is Australia will probably win two.
Geoffrey Boycott
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.
Geoffrey Boycott
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.
Geoffrey Boycott
Since I had cancer I've realised that every day is a bonus.
Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it.
Geoffrey Boycott
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.
Geoffrey Boycott
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.
Geoffrey Boycott
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.
Geoffrey Boycott