Geoff Boycott

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Geoff Boycott (born 21 October 1940) is an English former international cricketer.


  • My tactic would be to take a quick single and observe him from the other end.
  • They should cut Joel Garner off at the knees to make him bowl at a normal height.
  • To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump.
  • If my mum was alive she could captain England to play West Indies... hopeless, aren't they?
  • He's a lovely guy, that Ricky Ponting. He likes the English so much he changed the series for them with the most stupid decision he'll ever make in his life.
    • On Ponting's decision to bowl at the crucial Edgbaston Ashes Test, 2005. Via Cricinfo.
  • This idea that umpires are always right is a load of old cobblers. What I want to know is: Who umpires the umpires? The players suffer from their mistakes, but no one ever seems to get rid of the umpires themselves. Being an umpire is a people job: that's why Dickie Bird was good at it. Yes, he was a loony, and he made mistakes - everyone does. But he knew how to deal with people, so they respected him.
  • He can be so rude to people that sometimes you just want to punch his lights out.
  • We were brought up watching opening batsmen score nine before lunch. If Geoffrey Boycott flashed at a ball outside off stump in the first over of a Test match, questions were asked in Parliament. If he flashed at two, the ravens abandoned the Tower of London.

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