Ian Botham


Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham’s granddaughter, 20, crowned new Miss Yorkshire

The granddaughter of cricketing legend Lord Ian 'Beefy' Botham has shown her own competitive streak after being crowned Miss Yorkshire. Imani-Jayne from Richmond, North Yorkshire, is the daughter of the peer's son Liam who played rugby league, union and cricket. The Nottingham University student's brother James is a Welsh rugby...

Ian Botham calls for pledge on TV licences for over-75s

Lord Botham has called for a pledge that no over-75s will be prosecuted for failing to pay the TV licence fee. The right to a free TV licence for the elderly ended last year for all except those in receipt of pension credit. In a letter to BBC director general...
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Jacques Kallis can claim to be the most influential player in Test history... but how does the South African icon rank against the greatest all-rounders including Ian Botham and Garry Sobers?

South African icon Jacques Kallis boasts the most extraordinary numbers: 13,829 Test runs at 55, 292 wickets at 32 and man of the match on 23 occasions. Kallis, the newest member of England’s support staff, has every right to be compared with the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers, Lord Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Sir Richard Hadlee, Wasim Akram and Ben Stokes.
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Sir Ian Botham leads tributes to ‘wonderful man’ John Edrich

Sir Ian Botham led the tributes to John Edrich after the former England and Surrey batsman’s death at the age of 83. The left-handed opener played 77 Tests, scoring 5,138 runs at an average of 43.54. He also top-scored in cricket’s first one-day international in Melbourne in 1971, making 82...