40 years later: Lord Ian Botham relives the 1981 Ashes

Starting from the ill-fated West Indies tour which preceded the 1981 Ashes series, Ian Botham recalls the lows of the death of much-loved tour manager Ken Barrington and his own departure from the captaincy.

Botham recalls his magnificent performances at Headingley, Edgbaston and Old Trafford, with the great all-rounder Player of the Match in each game England won.

Aug 2021


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