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Ian Botham buys Jimmy Watson Winner for $4500
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Geoff Merrill’s Jimmy Watson winning 2004 Reserve Shiraz packaged in a one off double magnum was sold at auction for $4500 at pre Ashes dinner at the Storey Bridge Hotel in Brisbane.
Botham and Merrill both, who have lost friends to Leukaemia, are great supporters of raising funds for the Leukaemia foundation and in this case the Merrill double magnum will be returned to England ( hopefully not with the ashes) where Botham intends putting it up for auction again, to raise more funds for his favourite charity.