“Beefy is Back”

Sir Ian Botham is here for the Ashes


Sir Ian Botham is back in Australia for the Ashes Series and as always will be making himself available for those special corporate events, client lunches, meet and greets and even a game of golf!


One of cricket’s greatest all-rounders, Sir Ian Botham ‘Beefy’ racked up 14 Test centuries and 383 wickets. He is an internationally recognised personality. An inspiring fundraiser, businessman and an obsessive angler Beefy will be commentating with legendary Australian Test Captain Mark Taylor on MMM radio covering every Test Match of the series which starts on Wednesday, 8th December at The Gabba.


Ian is remembered as the best all-rounder that English cricket has ever seen. Since his retirement from competitive cricket, he has continued his involvement in the game through the role of cricket commentator for Sky Sports, as well as developing his keen interest in golf on the Pro-Am Circuit.


Ian reached a career double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in his 21st Test match and his tally of 100 wickets was achieved in two years and nine days. The youngest cricketer to take 200 wickets in Tests, he reached his second double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets after 42 Tests and was the first player to hit 5,000 runs and take 300 wickets in Tests. Of his many outstanding achievements, the greatest performance was in Bombay in 1979/80 for England vs India when he hit 114 in his only innings and took 13 wickets in the match (6-58 and 7-48).


He was awarded the OBE for his services to cricket and charity in 1992 and a knighthood in 2007. Ian also writes a column for the Daily Mirror.


Ian Botham is the best all-rounder England has ever produced. He holds the world record of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in just 21 tests, and he remains the greatest wicket taker in 115 years of English test cricket.


Ian is a fantastically entertaining speaker, whose brash style and charisma fills the room like his presence used to fill pavilions all over the cricketing world.