Full Name

Liam James Botham


August 26, 1977, Doncaster, Yorkshire


46y 178d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast



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.
Martin Williamson

Liam Botham Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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List A124330---8.25-000

Debut/Last Matches of Liam Botham

FC Matches

1996 - 1996

List A Matches

1996 - 1996

Recent Matches of Liam Botham

Cumberland vs Northumb180/3302-May-2010PenrithOTHEROD
Lashings XI vs 38--25-May-2007SedberghOTHER

Photos of Liam Botham

Liam Botham