Sir Ian Botham to play it with straight bat after elevation from Lord’s to Lords
The 64-year-old former England all-rounder backed Brexit and has now been awarded a peerage.
On This Day in 1899: Headingley hosts its first Test match
Yorkshire play their home matches at the ground.
On This Day in 1978: Ian Botham takes eight wickets against Pakistan
Captain Mike Brearley called him a ‘colossus’ after a third Test century in England’s 364 and 8-34 in Pakistan’s second innings.
Ashes conquerors past Botham and Gower laud Ben Stokes masterclass
Great cricket is timeless.