By Luke Barnes For Mailonline
Published: 11:38 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 11:38 BST, 1 August 2017
He is known as one of England's greatest cricketers, with prolific batting exploits which he remains particularly proud of.
But Geoffrey Boycott's pride in his playing record was used a way to prank him during the end of the England vs South Africa Test Match.
His colleagues on Radio 4 told Boycott that a match in which he had scored 100 had its first-class status rescinded.
It would have made his famous Headingley century his 99th, not 100th - a score especially memorable as it was made in front of a home crowd in Leeds.
Boycott had even planned an 40th anniversary party to celebrate the historic