England test cricketer Geoff Boycott returned to London today (Saturday) from Australia. His broken hand?
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 4): BOYCOTT: "Facts speak for themselves, don't they. He certainly showed his unflappability in all kinds of situations and right from the outset of the tour we've been under a great deal of strain and duress because we've had so many injuries and at times we've had quite a deal of, what shall we say, bad publicity, particularly from the Australian press. He's come through it all, and he's shown no emotion. I think he's done exceptionally well.
Q. With your injury you had to sit and watch that last deciding and crucial test. What were your feelings on what proved to be the last day?
A. Well I was pretty disappointed in getting my hand broken, but I tried to be a little bit philosophical about it, by thinking about the boys in the team. So I went around chatting to them. They seemed to be taking the pressure very well. Because it was a very pressure intensive day, they wanted five wickets, and the Australians wanted 100 runs, but they seemed to thin that they would do it, and they did."
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Background: England test cricketer Geoff Boycott returned to London today (Saturday) from Australia. His broken hand kept him out of the last day's cricket, which clinched the return of the Ashes to England after eleven years, but he was in good form. He was enthusiastic about the performance of Ray Illingworth, the England captain.
SYNOPSIS: Geoff Boycott, the England cricketer who broke his hand in Australia, returned to London on Saturday. His hand kept him out of the final Test that clinched victory for England. Boycott was asked what he thought of skipper Ray Illingworth.
Boycott was asked how his captain handled the match;