Lord Ian Botham, affectionately nicknamed Beefy, is one of the greatest and most charismatic players in English cricket history. Botham’s mantra was simple, he played hard on the field and played to win but always shared a drink with his competitors after the match.
Perhaps the best all-rounder the game has ever seen, in his 102 Test matches Botham scored over 5000 runs, including 14 centuries, took 383 wickets, and 120 catches, He was also the fastest to the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.
In the 1980s, Botham was the only genuine matchwinner England had in their side. Botham had an uncanny ability to turn a match single-handedly with bat or ball. In the 1981 Ashes series, he won two games in such fashion and many began referring to the series as Botham’s Ashes.
He earned fame and attention in England, a country that at that time was starved of heroes but Botham always saved his best for his favourite opposition; Australia.
It’s hardly surprising that Beefy was knighted in 2007. His cricketing accomplishments were impressive enough, but his charitable work, which has raised over £25 million, is phenomenal.
In 2020 Ian Botham was awarded a peerage and later was appointed by the British government as a trade envoy to Australia.
He has many stories to tell.
Join us for a Beer with Lord Ian Botham
Thursday 2 February
$20 per head includes a Stone & Wood beer or glass of Willowglen champagne or soft drink (available at the Endeavour Room Bar at the event)
Age minimum 16. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Seating is not allocated and no reservation of tables. Doors open at 7pm