Tuesday, July 16, 2019

John Arlott describes Geoff Boycott's first test century

Geoffrey Boycott made the first of his 22 test centuries in 1964 against Australia at the Oval. It was enough to save the rain-affected match.

John Arlott was commentating when he reached the landmark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In a trunk somewhere is the 'pitch map' I drew whilst watching this innings. It is difficult to express the newness of Boycott in those days. With sleeves buttoned down, his Olympian watchfulness and his crisp back foot attacks square through point. Quite unlike other batsmen.
Bill le Breton (aged 13 and 8 months)