THE bat utilized by Sir Geoffrey Boycott to attain his one centesimal first-class century in a Take a look at in opposition to Australia has offered for £43,750.
The long-lasting bat with which controversial legend Boycott made 191 on his house floor at Headingley in 1977 was the star merchandise in an internet public sale of the controversial legend‘s memorabilia performed by Christie’s.
Take a look at legend Sir Geoffrey Boycott noticed his cricket memorabilia fetch £207k at public sale, together with £43k for a century-hitting batCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Ex-England opener Geoffrey Boycott made 191 on his house floor of Headingley in 1977 with this bat, making it the prize merchandise on saleCredit score: Christie’s
In whole, the public sale of 130 tons raised £207,625.
Former opener Boycott, 80, stated: “I’m happy the public sale of my private cricketing assortment was so nicely obtained.
“Realizing this stuff have gone to individuals who will treasure them and luxuriate in them is all I may have hoped for.
“The actual fact they’ll now be seen within the mild of day as a substitute of being in bins in my attic is implausible.”
Estimates for the way a lot his bat would make had been fairly correct because it was valued between £30k-50k.
Different massive ticket gadgets included Boycott’s ceremonial England cap (£11,250) and Viv Richards’ West Indies cap (£10,625).
A stump from the well-known Headingley Take a look at of 1981 – by which Ian Botham scored 149 not out and Bob Willis took 8-43 – went for £8,125.
Boycott’s contribution in that Ashes-turning miracle win was an overshadowed 46 within the second-innings, lasting three and a half hours.
It’s unclear why the Yorkshire legend selected to unload such mementoes.
However the pundit’s contract as a summariser for BBC Radio’s Take a look at Match Particular was not renewed this yr after 14 summers within the job.
Boycott averaged 47.72 from his 108 Assessments, from 1964 to 1982.
He was additionally Yorkshire president from 2012-14.