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Forgotten Classics

The hold-up at Headingley

Dec 18, 2014: Mike Hendricks' nagging seam bowling helped England defend a low total against a powerful Pakistan line-up in the 1979 World Cup

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi


Did Lloyd drop it on purpose?

Oct 30, 2014: Clive Lloyd spilling a catch off Geoff Boycott in the 1979 final inadvertently served West Indies well

'When I became an umpire, I didn't realise how complicated this game was'

Oct 22, 2014: Peter Willey talks about suiting up against '80s West Indies, why it's great to umpire in England, and talking to the press from his bath

Interview by Scott Oliver

The Corridor of Certainty

A work of introspection, Boycott style

Oct 19, 2014: Geoff Boycott's latest autobiography is nuanced and rounded, and acknowledges errors, failings and regrets

Les Smith


Boycott floored by an Indian trundler

Jul 26, 2014: When Eknath Solkar got under the skin of Geoff Boycott, leading to a three-year self-imposed exile from Test cricket

Martin Williamson

India in England 2014

Stern punishment if Anderson is guilty - Boycott

Jul 16, 2014: Geoffrey Boycott has said James Anderson should be given a "stern punishment" if he is found guilty of having abused and pushed Ravindra Jadeja at Trent Bridge

Vishal Dikshit

Boycott remains a priceless voice

Jun 21, 2014: Cricket is still the fire in Geoff Boycott's belly. His passion is undimmed and each moment of each day is watched, analysed and forensically thought through before the burst of opinion is unleashed

Mark Nicholas

Geoff Boycott

Never another like Geoffrey

May 6, 2014: Boycott represented a peak moment in the evolution of the game - the natural conclusion of a long era

Jon Hotten

The importance of failure

Mar 19, 2014: Success can dazzle, even blind. It's in failure that those like Jonathan Trott can address their weaknesses

Rob Steen


The end of the line for Boycott

Feb 15, 2014: Geoff Boycott largely chose the time and nature of his quitting Test cricket but ruffled feathers in the process

Martin Williamson

Stillness in the stance isn't what we might think it is

Oct 17, 2013: The real characteristic of good players in form is not the immobility of the head but rhythm and poise

Ed Smith

Boycott on a black pudding

Jul 4, 2013: In 1972, on a surface utterly ruined by rain, the England opener played an innings wholly uncharacteristic of his usual batting

Ashley Mallett

150 years of Yorkshire

No laughing matter

Apr 11, 2013: From Grace to the IPL: in its 150th edition, Wisden looks at the most seminal events in cricket

Duncan Hamilton


'I've run you out, you ****'

Feb 9, 2013: The nadir of Geoff Boycott's brief time as England captain came when he was deliberately run out by one of his own side

Martin Williamson

The Sweetest Rose

Wounded but blooming

Dec 8, 2012: Yorkshire cricket's turbulent and colourful story - Boycott and all - is faithfully told in this new book

Pat Gibson


Geoff Boycott's Indian bore

Sep 22, 2012: As the England opener showed, there are occasions when the score itself is less important than the way the runs are accumulated

Martin Williamson

Decision Review System

Countries should outvote BCCI on DRS - Boycott

Jun 23, 2011: The Decision Review System (DRS) should be made mandatory and India's resistance to the system must be overcome by a majority vote in the ICC, Geoff Boycott, the former England batsman, has said

Siddhartha Talya

England v India 2011

'England are ready for India' - Boycott

Jun 21, 2011: Geoffrey Boycott believes England are ready for the challenge of taking on India, the world's No. 1 Test team, who arrive in the country next month for the start of a four-Test series

Andrew Miller in Southampton

The Ashes 2010-11

Boycott hails 'textbook' Hussey

Dec 20, 2010: Geoffrey Boycott has hailed Mike Hussey's series-levelling efforts in the third Test as "textbook" and "magnificent"

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

England players need more first-class county cricket - Boycott

Sep 1, 2010: Geoff Boycott has said the ECB needs to schedule County Championship games during the course of a home Test series to enable batsmen from the national team return to their counties and work on any weaknesses in the first-class format

Siddhartha Talya
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