November 15, 2018 / 6:25 PM / 24 days ago

UK's May likens her Brexit resolve to cricketer Geoff Boycott

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May takes questions during a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has vowed to see through her Brexit plan to the end, compared herself on Thursday to legendary English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, noting that he was hard to get out even if his run-scoring was sometimes slow.

Asked at a news conference whether she would be able to “deliver the runs” for Britain, May said she would dig in and fight.

“Can I just say that you might recall from previous comments I have made about cricket that one of my cricket heroes was always Geoffrey Boycott,” she said.

“And what did you know about Geoffrey Boycott? Geoffrey Boycott stuck to it and he got the runs in the end.”

Boycott, who was known for his conservative batting style, scored over 8,000 runs in test cricket.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Kate Holton and David Milliken; Writing by Alistair Smout and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison/Guy Faulconbridge

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