'Pull of home' drives Eng legend Boycott to buy 1.75million pounds mansion in Yorkshire

London, Mar 5 (ANI): Geoffrey Boycott is returning to live in his native Yorkshire, the county in which he began his rise to become an England cricketing legend after an absence of seven years.

Since 2006 Boycott and his wife have divided their time between houses in Jersey and South Africa, the Daily Express reports.

Boycott and his wife Rachael have bought Boston Hall, a 1.75million pound Georgian mansion in the village of Boston Spa, near Wetherby, the paper said.

The pull of home, the desire to be closer to their family and friends and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, where Boycott is president and his wife is actively involved in the club's 150th anniversary celebrations, have prompted the decision, the paper added.

Boycott said they wanted to be nearer to their daughter, Emma, who has just qualified as a lawyer, other family members, our friends and Yorkshire cricket.

The Boycotts have not had a permanent base in Yorkshire since selling Pear Tree Farm in the village of Woolley, near Wakefield. Boston Hall has six bedrooms, five reception rooms and rolling gardens surrounded by a large terrace. (ANI)


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