The Yorkshire Post – More than half-a-century has elapsed since one of Yorkshire’s most famous cricketing sons took to the field to represent his country for the first time.


  • Geoffrey Boycott first turned out for England in June, 1964 for his Test debut against Australia in the Ashes.
  • Born in Fitzwilliam just outside Wakefield, Boycott was handed his inaugural England cap on the first day of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
  • Unfortunately, when he was just a couple of runs short of a maiden half-century, Boycott was caught by Bob Simpson and he later sustained a finger injury which ruled him out of the remainder of the first Test.
  • Boycott went on to enjoy a hugely successful career for England, and the final match of that same series saw him hit his maiden England century.
  • Boycott’s final Test came against India in 1982, bringing down the curtain on a successful 18-year career for his country that saw him reach 8,114 runs.

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