Liam Botham      

Full name Liam James Botham

Born August 26, 1977, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Current age 36 years 339 days

Major teams Cumberland, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Relation Father - IT Botham

Liam James Botham
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 3 3 0 31 30 10.33 0 0 2 0
List A 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 330 268 8 5/67 33.50 4.87 41.2 1 0
List A 1 24 33 0 - - - 8.25 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1996-1996
List A span 1996-1996
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/33, 18 Cumberland v Northumb Penrith 2 May 2010 Other OD
38 Sedbergh School v Lashings XI Sedbergh 25 May 2007 Other
Profile

The expectations on Liam Botham were immense from the moment he was photographed with a cricket bat in his hands as a toddler, and his father told reporters that Liam was `"a cheeky bugger who reckons he is going to be better than his old man''. He had a successful career in the Rossall side, and when he took five wickets - including Mike Gatting - on his Hampshire debut aged 18 the newspapers heralded the second coming. But he realised that he was never going to match his father's achievements, and he soon ditched cricket for rugby - initially union and latterly league. In 1997 he played rugby union for England U21s, and for some time it seemed he might throw his lot in with Wales after joining Cardiff. In 2002-03 he signed for Leeds on a dual code basis, but his career was cut short by a serious neck injury.
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Liam Botham, Hampshire Cricketer 1996

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Warwickshire 264 Durham 180/3 (33.4/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs 233 Hampshire 151/5 (34.3/50 ov)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Surrey 286/6 Middlesex 168/4 (32.1/50 ov)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 Northants 144/2 (26/50 ov)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent 383/7 Somerset 141/4 (26/48 ov, target 374)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 31
Worcs 261 Derbyshire 37/0 (7.4/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A 275/9 Yorkshire 182/7 (34.5/50 ov)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 136/8 (38.4/50 ov)
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