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Liam Botham
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Liam Botham

England
Liam Botham

Full Name

Liam James Botham

Born

August 26, 1977, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Age

43y 258d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

relations

(father)

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC330313010.330020
List A110111.00000000
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC333026885/6733.504.8741.2010
List A124330---8.25-000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1996 - 1996
List A Matches
Span
1996 - 1996

Recent Matches - Player

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

Photos


Liam Botham