Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sunil Gavaskar. When Mike Brearley caught Gavaskar off the bowling of Botham in the second innings of the second Test in 1979, Ian Botham took his 100th Test wicket. Botham had taken 5-35 in the first innings; Gavaskar's wicket was the only one he took in the second innings. He had taken 100 wickets in 19 Test matches, at the age of only 23.
India. In the third Test of 1982, Botham scored 208 from 226 deliveries, hitting 19 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. The England total in the first innings was 594. The match was finally drawn, and Ian Botham was the Man of the Match.
|England also won the fourth Ashes Test of 1981 thanks to Botham's heroics. What were his bowling figures in the second Australian innings?||Memorable Moments - Ian Botham
5-11. In the second innings, the Australians needed to score 151 to win. They never managed to get started, however, losing wickets regularly. Botham put an end to their hopes, though, when he took 5 wickets for one run in the space of 28 deliveries. He finished with figures of 5-11 from 14 overs.
|Another great performance came in the Golden Jubilee Test against India in 1980. What was Botham the first player to do in this match?||Memorable Moments - Ian Botham
Score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test. In the first innings Botham took 6-58, while the Indians were dismissed for 242. When England batted they looked to be in trouble at 58-5. Botham proceeded to score 114, hitting 17 fours and spending 206 minutes at the crease. In the end the England total was 296 all out. In the second innings Botham took 7-48 and left England needing to score only 96 to win. They seized victory by 10 wickets.
8-103. In the second Test against the West Indies at Lord's in 1984, Botham was joint Man of the Match with Gordon Greenidge. Greenidge had scored 214* and led the West Indies to victory by 9 wickets. On his way, he passed the total of 4,000 test runs. Botham took 8-103 in the West Indian first innings, becoming the first man to take 8 wickets against the West Indies. He scored 81 in the second innings, passing 4,000 Test runs himself. All in all, a memorable match for the England all-rounder.
Greg Chappell. Ian Botham played his first Test against Australia in 1977. He took 5-74 in the first innings, capturing the wickets of Greg Chappell, Doug Walters, Rodney Marsh, Max Walker and Jeff Thompson. He scored 25 runs in the first innings for England. His bowling was thought to be a fluke by some, but he was to prove them wrong over the years.
Scunthorpe United. He loved his soccer and could also hit a golf ball well.
|Headingly 1981. Australia needed 130 to win. Easy. Which England strike bowler destroyed the Aussie line up?||Ian Botham: Pt. 1
Bob Willis. Sir Beefy described it as "One of the most devastating bowling spells I have ever seen".
149 not out. 149 not out! Dropped as England captain, out of form, lucky to get into this side (according to selectors), and then to come out and set up a chance for an England win is heroic to say the least.
Mike Brearley. Beefy was replaced by Brearley for the third Ashes test in 1981. The rest is amazing cricket folklore. "Brears" challenged Beefy if he still wanted to play. With many swear words, he said 'Yes'.
Leukaemia research. Bothams first injury as an international was a strange one. Attempting to field a ball on the boundary, he stepped on it and broke a bone in his left foot.
Whilst in hospital he went through the children's ward. Four kids were playing a board game. He asked and was told all suffered from leukaemia. Two of the kids had not long to live. He was then told there was lack of funds for the annual party that for some was their last.
He has since raised 10's of millions of dollars for Leukaemia research.
true. In my humble opinion, about time! His dedication to his charity should have been enough. Arise, Sir Beefy!
Greg Chappell. Including Jeff Thomson, all of the above were taken by Beefy. A "5 Bagger" in his first test!
Greg Chappell (one of the world's all time great batsmen) was the first of his career. It was in his second spell that Beefy found "line and length".
Kathy. Kathy and Ian met young and married on 31st January 1976.
Beefy. Oh yes, "The Beefy one". He had dramas with his weight throughout his career, mostly due to an on-going back injury.
|Future ICC Chairman (I wish) Beefy was fielding when his great mate Viv Richards played his last test innings at the crease?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
t. 3rd test at the Oval, 1991. Viv got a standing ovation to and from the crease. Kiwimike's wife also thinks the admiration of the Beefy one in this quiz is a little over the top. Oh come on! The main thing I think is that a round of golf, catch a fish, and share a few bottles of New Zealand Chardonnay with this guy would not be a bad day out. Wife can come too:)
Marie.. No really! It's not Brian. I promise.
|'President' Botham had test figures of 102 tests, 5200 runs, Highscore 208, 383 wickets, average of 28.40. What was his best bowling? ||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
8 for 34. Bowling against Pakistan, Lords, 1978. Which completed a win to England by an innings and 120 runs.
|'Supreme Court Judge' Botham judged this wicketkeeper a "a cheating little man". Not exactly what he said;) What did Salim Yousuf do that was so bad to bring out this on-field stinging attack whilst the Beefy one was batting?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
Claimed a catch that contacted the ground first?. Botham was right. Yousuf claimed it when it had clearly been seen by the umpire to pitch in front of his gloves. Same thing happened in Aussie when Greg Dyer the wicketkeeper tried the same thing. The umpire (before third umpire replays) had no choice but to give it out. The Aussies play damn hard but are not cheats. "You're a Liar Dyer" was slapped over Aussie newspapers the next day. He lost his place in the side soon after.
|'Prime Minister' Beefy scored how many half-centuries in one day internationals?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
9.. Just think how many more "big" innings he would have by his name if his debut was at the beginning of this millennium, given the amount of games played now compared to the eighties, and the amount of games now played against the "minnows"?
Cricket fans may smile at the idea. 21 fifties would be easy, don't you think?
|'Viceroy' Botham received two "Beamers" from which frustrated Australian bowler during his 149 not out at Headingly in 1981?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
Geoff Lawson.. You can understand one "Beamer" but not two. A "Beamer" leaves the bowler's hand and continues straight at the batsman's head. At 130kph, that's very dangerous. A "fast" bowler like Lawson, who was in the 140kph plus, must be life threating. Beefy remembered!
|'Lord' Botham had his test debut in 1977 at Trentbridge. Who was the opposition?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
Australia.. It took his second spell to take his first test wicket.
|Master Ian took his world record 356th wicket against New Zealand. Who was the batsman?||Ian Botham: Pt. 2
Jeff Crowe.. Yes. A Kiwi. A bit disappointing for a statistic like this, but even us New Zealanders must bow to greatness.
Durham, Worchestershire, Somerset.. Somerset was the county where Sir Viv and Beefy met as teens. They became life long friends.