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Every cricketer’s ambition is to play for England and I was privileged to do so for 18 years. I can recall just about every minute of that first hundred and, of course, making my 100th century in front of my own crowd at Headingley. Another outstanding moment was going to Buckingham Palace to receive the OBE from Her Majesty. There wwere heartaches along the way, but that’s life.
This delightful diagram, of Boycott’s 152 not out v Warwickshire in 1982, was sent to GB by Anne Tunnicliffe of Chester. Her letter explains everything: “ Dear Geoff, I enclose a chart of your innings against Warwickshire which should give you some idea of where you scored your runs. That is not to say you did not know exactly what you were doing! I hope you find it of interest and should also like to thank you for the entertainment you gave my husband and I on that day and indeed on many others. Unfortunately you had started your innings this morning before we arrived, but I wish you the best of luck for the rest of the day and for Wednesday, Yours, Anne Tunnicliffe”