One of England's premiere opening batsman, he played for Yorkshire from 1962 to 1986. He became an ICC Hall of Famer and was a cricket commentator for radio and TV.
He lost his spleen when he was impaled by the handle of a mangle when he was eight years old.
He became the first English player to average over 100 in a season, which he did twice, in 1971 and 1979.
He was the eldest of three sons born to Thomas and Jane Boycott.
He and Alec Stewart are two of the only Englishman to have earned more than one hundred Test caps.