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Those Boycott things

At the start of the 1965-66 Ashes series, Geoffrey Boycott was unwell and when Bob Barber visited him in his room, Boycott greeting him with, "Don't you worry. I'll be fit, and I'll have your place."

Then, in the Sydney Test, Boycott watched from the other end as Barber tore apart the Australian bowling.

Even the great Boycott later described that innings as 'one of the truly great displays of batting in Test cricket'.