Born on 21 October 1940 in Fitzwilliam, a small village in West Yorkshire, Geoffrey Boycott is a former English opening batsman and a cricket commentator. Geoffrey started playing cricket at a very young age and went on to be recognised as England’s most successful opening batsmen.
Former cricketer and commentator
Boycott: The Autobiography
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Date of Birth:
21 October 1940
Age (as on 2018):
Fitzwilliam, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Fitzwilliam Primary School; Kinsley Secondary Modern School and Hemsworth Grammar School
Thomas Wilfred Boycott
Two (Geoff was the eldest)
04 June 1964 vs Australia
05 January 1971 vs Australia
Yorkshire, Northern Transvaal
Nature on the field:
Likes to play against:
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Favourite sports Commentator:
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Margaret Rachel Swinglehurst
Awards and recognitions
Walter Lawrence Trophy winner in 1970.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year, 1965
He has been in many controversies due to his outspoken and controversial cricket commentary
He never leaves an opportunity to criticise modern player’s techniques
Lesser Known Facts
G Boycott is regarded as England’s most successful opening batsmen
At 17, Boycott left the school as he no longer wished to be a financial strain for his parents
Boycott elected to make himself unavailable for England during 1974 and 1977 stating that he has lost appetite for test cricket.
In 1999, Boycott was charged with assault by Margaret Moore, a former lover.
In 2002, Boycott was diagnosed with four cancerous tumours in his throat
It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.