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Ian Terence Botham, arguably England's most famous cricketer and one of the great all-rounders the game has seen, was born on 24 November 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire. While a controversial player both on and off the field at times, Botham also held a number of Test cricket records, and still holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken by an England bowler (383). He also has 14 Test centuries to his name; and also took 145 wickets and scored 2113 runs in ODIs. In March 1980, Botham played for Scunthorpe United, where he played as a centre half and made 11 appearances in the Football League. Botham was part of the trio of Sir Viv Richards and Joel Garner, who were central to Somerset's golden age in the early 1980s. Botham, who is now a TV commentator with Sky, was knighted in 2007. One of the main highlights of his Test career was the 1981 Ashes Tour, which was known as Botham's Ashes for his stellar show. He is also a prodigious fundraiser for charitable causes, undertaking long-distance charity walks and doing untold work for leukaemia research.
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