Sir Ian Botham

As one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders, Sir Ian Botham scored more than 5,000 runs in 102 test matches, averaging 33.54 per innings. His 161 innings included 14 centuries. As a bowler, he took 383 wickets at an average of 28.40, with career best bowling figures of eight for 34. The 1981 Ashes series is now commonly known as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ after his outstanding performances with both bat and ball, particularly at Headingley. England Captain Mike Brearley described him as ‘the greatest match-winner ever’. Botham retired from international cricket in 1992, and is now a successful cricket commentator. He also does a great deal of charity work, including sponsored endurance walks, such as from Land’s End to John O’Groats. He is a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy and in November 2013 walked across Sri Lanka to raise funds for the charity. He says making the top ten in the 2004 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with Ian Woosnam was one of his best golfing moments. Has played in all 15 Alfred Dunhill Links Championships.