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Happy Birthday - November 24 - Sir Ian Botham, Dean Ashton, Nabil Bentaleb

Without doubt England's greatest all-rounder of all time, Sir Ian Botham claimed 383 wickets and scored 14 centuries in 102 Test matches for England.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
24th November 2015

article:24th November 2015

Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England was broken by James Anderson earlier this year.
Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England was broken by James Anderson earlier this year.

Without doubt England’s greatest all-rounder of all time, Sir Ian Botham claimed 383 wickets and scored 14 centuries in 102 Test matches for England.

Arguably Botham’s finest moment in an England shirt arrived during the 1981 Ashes Series – which has since been coined ‘Botham’s Ashes’.


The Sky Sports commentator, who turns 60 today, took 34 wickets and backed that up with 399 runs as England inflicted an overdue win on the old enemy Australia.

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1936: Dave Whelan (soccer) – Wigan’s owner and former chairman (79).

1958: Roy Aitken (soccer) – former Chelsea, Celtic, Motherwell and Scotland defender (57).

1965: Tom Boyd (soccer) – former Celtic and Scotland defender (50).

1982: Sean O’Loughlin (rugby league) – Wigan and England captain (35).

1983: Dean Ashton (soccer) – former Crewe, Norwich and West Ham striker who won one England cap and retired through injury in 2009 (32).

1994: Nabil Bentaleb (soccer) – Tottenham and Algeria midfielder (21).

1987: Jeremain Lens (soccer) – Sunderland’s Holland international striker (28).


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