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Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain whose playing career lasted from 1976 to 1993, and he still holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken by any England bowler. Widely known by the nicknames 'Beefy' and 'Guy the Gorilla', Botham was knighted in 2007 and has authored two autobiographies, most recently Head On. He is now a writer and cricket commentator, and is regularly involved in charity work.

Books by Ian Botham

My Sporting Heroes

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham's personal perspective on what it takes to be a sporting hero and which sportsmen and women make the grade

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Botham's Book of the Ashes

Cricket icon Sir Ian Botham recollects his many Ashes experiences

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Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography

The definitive autobiography of by far and away English cricket's greatest living legend

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