ICC Hall of Fame

Geoffrey Boycott
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1964 - 1982


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

One of the most determined openers to ever play the game, Geoffrey Boycott played 108 Tests for England, scoring 8,114 runs at an average of 47.72. He notched up 22 centuries, and also scored 1,082 runs in ODIs.

Player Bio

Born on October 21, 1940, Geoffrey Boycott has been one of the legends of Yorkshire and England cricket, still regarded as one of the greatest Test opening batsmen of all time. In an international career that lasted 18 years from 1964 and 1982, he scored 8,114 runs. When he quit with 22 Test centuries and 151 first-class scores of over hundred, Boycott had established himself as, possibly, the batsman with the greatest defence in the game. Since retirement, Boycott’s has been one of the most heard voices in cricket commentary. He became the president of Yorkshire county cricket club in 2012.

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21 Oct 1940
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Date of debut:
4 Jun 1964