Almost a double century across the county?
by on 19th December 2017
In August 1977, if you’re old enough, you may recall Geoffrey Boycott’s 191 runs against Australia in the Ashes.
An epic achievement in any era and one that will stand the test of time for many years.
Boycott, whether you like him or not, was a consummate sportsman, having started life in difficulty when he was impaled at the age of eight at his home in Fitzwilliam, with his spleen being removed. Perhaps this early accident shaped his batting style: intensely focused, close attention to detail and a strongly defensive stroke.
This manner apparently continues in his commentary style – now 77, he has meticulous attention to detail in his writing and broadcasting.
But what has this got to do with property, you may be thinking?
That 191 score is 40 years old, and the only tangible connection, is that it happened at Headingley, not far from our Harehills base.
But wait there is a connection.
We’ll leave the last words of our closing 2017 blog to Stephen Thorpe:
Despite the uncertainty in the property market in Leeds, we’ve had a great year for both sales and lettings at Hogan’s. Though we’re not quite at Boycott’s score, we’re almost there – within touching distance – having sold 187 properties this year. I don’t think the next few days will see us hit 191, but it’s been a great year nevertheless.
Here’s the man himself in action:
Now you might not see Nicole, Ian, Adam, Shelley, Stephen and other staff on YouTube with those figures in the future, but we can give you a flashback to 1977.
Have a great Christmas and New Year, from all the team at Hogan’s, Hogan’s Online Plus and Hogan’s Fast Sale.