What is Geoffrey Boycott's full name?

Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott nickname(s):

Boycs, Sir Geoffrey, Geoffrey Boycott, Sir Geoffrey Boycott, Geoff Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott date of birth:

October 21, 1940

How old is Geoffrey Boycott?

83

Where was Geoffrey Boycott born?

Fitzwilliam, Wakefield, England

How tall is Geoffrey Boycott?

5' 10" (178 cm)

What is Geoffrey Boycott nationality?

British

What is Geoffrey Boycott's occupation?

Cricket player

Short Biography

Geoffrey Boycott OBE (born 21 October 1940) is a former Yorkshire and England cricketer. In a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986, Boycott established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen and since retiring as a player, he has found further success as a cricket commentator. Boycott made his international debut in a 1964 Test match against Australia. He was noted for his ability to occupy the crease and became a key feature of England's Test batting line up for many years, although he was less successful in his limited One Day International (ODI) appearances. He accumulated large scores – he is the equal fifth highest accumulator of first-class centuries in history, eighth in career runs and the first English player to average over 100 in a season (1971 and 1979) – but often encountered friction with his team mates. Journalist Ian Wooldridge commented that "Boycott, in short, walks alone", while cricket writer John Arlott wrote that Boycott had a "lonely" career. Others, however, have stated that the extent of his introverted nature has been exaggerated, and that while he was "obsessed with success" he was not a selfish player.