Geoffrey Boycott - Records - Test Matches

Test Matches

Boycott's abilities in the Test match theatre during his career of 17 years and 216 days, have left him with a number of Test cricket records. He is the sixth most capped player for England in Tests, and is the fourth highest career runs total for an England player, 8114, behind Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart and David Gower. He was the fourteenth quickest player to reach 8,000 runs, taking 190 innings. He topped the national averages for six seasons, the highest of any post-World War II player, and holds the current record for the most centuries for England, shared with Cowdrey and Hammond. Boycott was also the first player to score 99 not out, and the first to score 99 and then a century in a Test match. The forty-eight century partnerships he was involved in remains a record for any England player. In 1977 against Australia, Boycott became the first England player to bat on all five days of a Test match. He spent the 629 minutes at the crease for 191 runs in 1977.

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