Sir Geoffrey Boycott's records and milestones
On December 23 1981, Sir Geoffrey Boycott became the leading run scorer in Test cricket with 8,033 runs overtaking Sir Garfield Sobers. We take a look at some of the other milestones and records held by the former England batsman
On December 23 1981, Sir Geoffrey Boycott became the leading run scorer in Test cricket with 8,033 runs overtaking Sir Garfield Sobers. We take a look at some of the other milestones and records held by the former England batsman.
Sir Geoffrey Boycott. Pic/ Getty Images
* Boycott has averaged above hundred on two occasions in English first class cricket – 100.12 in 1971 and 102.53 in 1979. He is one of the only two players to have achieved this feat.
* Boycott surpassed Jack Hobbs to have an average above 50 in first class cricket for a record eleven consecutive times.
* Geoff became the first England cricketer to score over 8,000 Test runs.
* Boycott’s average is the highest among completes career players in England ever since 1970.
* In all the Tests that Boycott scored a century, England never lost.
* He is the fourth highest run getter for England in Tests.
* He is the sixth most capped England player in Test cricket.
* He ranks 14 as quickest cricketer to reach 8,000 Test runs.
* Boycott is the first player to score and unbeaten 99 runs as well as to score 99 and then a Test hundred in the same match.
* Boycott had 16 opening partners for England in Tests.
* Boycott is also the first England player to bat all five days of a Test. This was during the match against Australia in 1977. He scored 191 runs spending 629 minutes at the crease.
* Out of his 22 Test centuries, Boycott has scored only one of them against India, which was also his last Test hundred.
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