Durham turn to Superbeefy

There are certainly occasions when Ian Botham is the answer. If we were to ask, ‘which Eighties cricketer frequently showcased the now historic phenomenon of ‘brown armpits’?’ then his name might well come to mind. If we were to ask you to name someone whose ability to shape cricket matches

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Ian Botham’s rich mahogany armpits

Now there’s a post title for you. We’ve had another Sunday post at Cricinfo that you’ll all have missed. It’s about great English cricket embarrassments and we wrote it after England had nearly lost to Ireland in the World Twenty20. They’ve been great since then and we’re taking the credit.

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Ian Botham quote

“I don’t think it’s going to go away, the technology. I really don’t.” Now we’re a massive, massive fan of primitive flint tools. We’d welcome a return to their chiselled, sedimentary perfection more willingly than anyone. But we’re still inclined to agree with Sir Ian on this one. The technology

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Duncan Fletcher on Ian Botham

Not literally. That would be hideous. That would be really, really, world-class, title-taking hideous. No. This is the view of Ian Botham expressed in Duncan Fletcher’s book: “‘Get rid of all the guys like Atherton, Caddick and Tufnell,’ he [Botham] told me. ‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Because they’re too old, rather

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