Liam Botham

Liam Botham

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 26/08/1977 (39)
Height 182cm / 6'
Weight 96kg / 15st 1lbs

Son of famous cricketer Ian Botham, his godfather is West Indian cricket captain Viv Richards

Liam initially followed in his fathers footsteps, playing county cricket for Hampshire leaving the sport in 1997 to play rugby union for West Hartlepool & making his debut for England U21 in same year before moving to Cardiff then Newcastle Falcons.

2003 saw him switch codes to Rugby League signing for Leeds Rhinos. Although playing well for the Rhinos, Botham signed for Wigan towards the end of the season, feeling he could not get a regular place in the Rhinos team.

In 2005 he announced his retirement aged 27 after a neck injury and in 2006 Liam set up a company with his friend James Miller and offer executive sporting trips to South Africa, Australia and other destinations.         

Liam is currently living in Richmond North Yorkshire

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1997/1998 16 11 0 5 8 7 0 0 54  
  1998/1999 29 21 0 8 24 7 0 0 134  
  1999/2000 27 20 2 5 10 2 5 0 69  
  Total 72 52 2 18 42 16 5 0 257  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/10/1997 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 33  
  28/10/1997 Treorchy CE 1 3 0 0 11 W 43 - 38  
  12/11/1997 Waratahs CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 30 - 34  
  15/11/1997 Swansea CE 3 0 0 0 15 W 41 - 30  
  19/11/1997 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 15  
  13/12/1997 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 31  
  16/12/1997 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 40  
  27/12/1997 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 26  
  14/01/1998 Rosario CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 16  
  20/01/1998 Cordoba CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 21  
  17/02/1998 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 27  
  04/03/1998 Worcester Warriors CE 0 2 0 0 4 L 36 - 41  
  14/03/1998 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 23  
  18/03/1998 Bristol Rugby CE 1 2 0 0 9 W 44 - 10  
  13/05/1998 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 61 - 24  
  16/05/1998 Scarlets WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 31 - 27  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/08/1998 Sale Sharks WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 21  
  05/09/1998 Bedford Blues WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  12/09/1998 Saracens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 19  
  19/09/1998 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 24  
  02/10/1998 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 20  
  10/10/1998 Sale Sharks WI 2 0 0 0 10 L 25 - 34  
  17/10/1998 London Scottish WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 38 - 15  
  04/11/1998 Cilfynydd WI 3 0 0 0 15 W 93 - 0  
  07/11/1998 West Hartlepool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 17  
  15/11/1998 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  21/11/1998 Newcastle Falcons WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 36  
  12/12/1998 Richmond Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 35  
  26/12/1998 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 38  
  09/01/1999 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 19  
  12/01/1999 Llandovery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 22  
  16/01/1999 Saracens WI 1 0 0 0 5 L 20 - 36  
  23/01/1999 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  07/02/1999 Bedford Blues WI 4 0 0 0 20 W 57 - 14  
  13/02/1999 Bath Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 10 L 32 - 44  
  27/02/1999 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  13/03/1999 Harlequins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 20  
  17/03/1999 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 25  
  04/04/1999 West Hartlepool WI 1 2 0 0 9 W 50 - 26  
  07/04/1999 Sale Sharks WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 42 - 5  
  21/04/1999 London Irish WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 53 - 20  
  24/04/1999 London Scottish WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 34 - 15  
  01/05/1999 Richmond WI 2 5 0 0 20 W 96 - 28  
  08/05/1999 Newcastle Falcons WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 70 - 20  
  15/05/1999 London Irish WI 2 0 0 0 10 L 40 - 50  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1999 Newport WI 0 0 1 0 3 L 13 - 18  
  11/09/1999 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 1 4 0 14 D 24 - 24  
  18/09/1999 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 20  
  25/09/1999 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 60  
  09/10/1999 Caerphilly WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 32 - 20  
  16/10/1999 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 1 0 0 2 W 53 - 12  
  23/10/1999 Glasgow Warriors FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 25  
  30/10/1999 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  13/11/1999 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 25  
  19/11/1999 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 32 - 32  
  27/11/1999 ASM Clermont Auvergne WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 46  
  04/12/1999 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 22  
  11/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 23 - 16  
  18/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 16  
  23/12/1999 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 10  
  08/01/2000 ASM Clermont Auvergne WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 5  
  16/01/2000 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  22/01/2000 Rumney Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 71 - 17  
  12/02/2000 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 22 - 17  
  26/02/2000 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 5 L 13 - 22  
  11/03/2000 Caerphilly FB 1 0 0 0 5 W 71 - 15  
  25/03/2000 Dunvant WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 116 - 0  
  08/04/2000 Edinburgh Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 51 - 32  
  15/04/2000 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  21/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors Rep 1 0 0 0 5 W 42 - 21  
  29/04/2000 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 34  
  02/05/2000 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 27  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  

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