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Half-century of boundaries, and miserly bowlers

Jul 1, 2014: Also, best percentage of hundreds to innings, most frequent appearances on the Lord's honours board, most first-class fifties, and Sanga and Mahela's twin totals

Steven Lynch

Let us now praise Beefy

Jun 11, 2014: Forty years since he announced his arrival on the cricket stage, Ian Botham remains a symbol of home-grown guts for glory that the current England team lacks

Rob Steen

Botham's record, and Somerset's near-miss

Apr 29, 2014: Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties

Steven Lynch

1982

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

A touch of genius

Nov 19, 2013: As Kevin Pietersen prepares for his 100th Test, he is close to being regarded as a truly great cricketer, England's first since Ian Botham

Mark Nicholas

Ian Botham

'I've never been in awe of anyone'

Nov 2, 2013: Not even Viv Richards. Ian Botham on his first ton, first wicket, and more

Interview by Jack Wilson

Sri Lanka news

Botham, Jayawardene open Murali Cup

Nov 1, 2013: Ian Botham and Mahela Jayawardene opened the 2013 Murali Cup in Kilinochchi on Friday, as the five-day tournament began in five venues across Sri Lanka's northern province

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

England news

Botham hails 'terrific' Anderson

May 24, 2013: Sir Ian Botham has added his voice to those praising James Anderson as one of the leading bowlers in world cricket and suggested Anderson will "sail past" his England record.

George Dobell

England in New Zealand 2012-13

More records in sight for Anderson

Feb 19, 2013: With the wicket of BJ Watling in Hamiton, James Anderson became England's leading international wicket-taker and the 'dream' is still sinking in

Andrew McGlashan

1978

'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

1985

Botham, Hollywood and James Bond

Jan 26, 2013: When Beefy was told he had the 'looks, build and accent' to be the next 007

Martin Williamson

Way back when

A thriller turns 30

Dec 30, 2012: Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close

Steven Lynch

Five to do it all

Jul 10, 2012: Allrounders who could bat, bowl and sometimes field their sides to victory

Ashley Mallett

On the road with Beefy

Apr 21, 2012: Ian Botham has been a tireless crusader for cancer research for near on three decades. His 14th charity walk for the cause ends today

Alan Gardner

1984

Sri Lanka's impressive Lord's debut

Jun 4, 2011: On paper, when England and Sri Lanka met for the first time in England at Lord's in the late summer of 1984, there should have only been one winner ... but Sri Lanka had other ideas

Martin Williamson

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Clarke defends Hughes over claimed catch

Jan 5, 2011: Michael Clarke has defended Phillip Hughes against Ian Botham's accusation of cheating and also cleared Ian Bell for not walking to a ball he was later shown to edge

Peter English at the SCG

Rewind to ... 1977

The thirty-year feud

Dec 11, 2010: In a week where Ian Botham and Ian Chappell had to be prised apart in a car park, Martin Williamson looks back at the 33-year feud between the pair

Martin Williamson

When Sir Ian addressed the Ryder Cup team

Oct 4, 2010: It's a barbaric world out there. At least you have Both to warn you about it

Alan Tyers

Meeting Sir Ian

Dec 26, 2009: Thrilling on the field, glamorous off it, and a do-gooder to boot. After all these years, Beefy is still a great choice as a childhood hero

George Dobell
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