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Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography

Ian Botham

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Ian Botham, voted the cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, was a genuine all-rounder who, when on form, was simply unstoppable. In his miraculous early career, he broke all the records: the fastest ever all-rounder to achieve the magical test doubles of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, 2,000 runs and 200 wickets, and 3,000 runs and 300 wickets. He scored a century and took five wickets in an innings in the same test match on five different occasions - a feat nobody else has managed more than twice. He even briefly held the world record for the greatest number of test wickets. For his part in the '81 Ashes alone he has achieved immortality. On the 4th day of the Headingly test, with England in deep trouble and 500-1 against with the bookies, Botham single-handedly brought them back from the dead with his 149 not-out. An innings which Wisden rate as the 4th finest of all time. He is cricket's only equivalent of George Best: a headstrong genius with a wild streak who always stole the headlines both on and off the pitch. Always controversial and confrontational, his life has been a sensational rollercoaster ride. From cannabis smoking to accusations of affairs, ball-tampering and air-rage, he became a figure of obsession for the tabloids, making his story unmissable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Telfer

Length:

12h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:14