Authentic Signed Ian Botham Photos, Frames, Mounts and Displays
Sir Ian Botham, OBE is an English former first-class cricketer, who played mainly for Somerset and also for Worcestershire, Durham and Queensland. He represented England in 102 Test matches and 116 Limited Overs Internationals. He later became a cricket commentator. He was a right-handed batsman and a right arm fast-medium bowler. Skilled in all three disciplines, Botham was a genuine all-rounder. In Test cricket, he scored 5,200 runs including 14 centuries with a highest score of 208; he took 383 wickets with a best return of eight for 34; and he held 120 catches. From 1986 to 1988, he held the world record for the highest number of career wickets in Test cricket. He took five wickets in an innings (5wI) 27 times and 10 wickets in a match (10wM) four times. In 1980, he became the second player in Test history to complete the "match double" of scoring 100 runs and taking 10 wickets in the same match; his feat included a century and he was the first of only two players to score a century and take ten wickets in the same Test match. In all first-class cricket, he scored 19,399 runs including 38 centuries with a highest score of 228; he took 1,172 wickets.