Passionate, talented and determined, Jonathan Trott is arguably one of the most impressive cricket speakers and players of the last fifteen years. One of the finest England batsman in recent history, Trott was without doubt the most reliable batsman in the England team. His dependable nature and unrelenting will to succeed ensured that he flourished at International level. The three time Ashes winner and 2011 Wisden Cricketer of the Year uses the knowledge and experiences he gained from an illustrious career during his work as a cricket speaker.
Born in Cape Town, Jonathan Trott embarked upon his career as a cricket speaker and cricketer at a young age joining the local cricket club and eventually impressing and playing for the South African under 15’s. He remained with the South African youth team until joining Boland where he stayed only a year before moving to the Western Province Team. Although his position on the South African team seemed assured Trott had aimed his sights higher and took advantage of his relationship with former South Africa coach Bob Woolmer to secure a trial for the Warwickshire CCC team. During his work as a cricket speaker Trott discusses the reasons behind his decision to come to England and also bridges the topic of the political cricketing landscape in South Africa.
An immediate hit with Woolmer’s Warwickshire CCC team, Jonathan Trott scored an unbelievable 245 in his second XI appearance for the team followed by a century on his First Class debut for the club and has remained ever after a favourite amongst fans. Frequently called upon to appear at after dinner speaker and club events Trott has been with the club for almost fifteen years. Jonathan Trott had quickly established himself for ‘The Bears’ and made his mark on English domestic cricket earning him a reputation as one of the most technically accurate batsman in the country. Trott discusses his affinity with Warwickshire as well as expressing huge gratitude to them for the opportunity and foundation laid by the club during his work as a cricket speaker.
Consistently prolific in domestic cricket, Trott had 8,121 runs to his name at a handsome average before International recognition came in the form of a Test Match call up. Immediately showcasing his abilities on an international level, in typical fashion Trott scored a hundred in his Test Match debut at The Oval and has gone on to register a further 8 centuries since. Quickly becoming an integral member of the England team, Trott’s role in England’s retention of the Ashes in 2011, an infamous win taken in Australia for the first time in almost twenty five years followed by an impressive and historic victory against India the following summer landed Jonathan Trott the No. 1 Test ranking and cemented his place as the finest number 3 England had seen in more than a decade. Regarded as the best batsman in the world during that period, Trott was named the 2011 ICC Cricketer of the Year and the 2011 ECB Cricketer of the Year. Most certainly a purple patch in his career and one that neither he or cricket fans will forget, during his performances as a cricket speaker Trott shares how his consistent hard work and determination had been crucial factors to the accolades he was now receiving as well as expressing what it was like to be part of such a successful England team.
His popularity and prowess as a cricket speaker and player for England saw Trott represent England in more than 120 Test Matches and One Day International games during his six year International career. Trott’s Test career yielded a highest Test Match score of 226 with a career average of almost 45 to go with the almost 3,000 runs he compiled in ODI’s at a staggering average over 50. A truly spectacular International career, Trott made quite the impression on International cricket and left his mark in English cricketing history. Reminiscing on a glittering career, Trott fondly recollects the highlights of his career along with the extensive success he enjoyed during his work as a cricket speaker.
Unbeknown to many at the time Jonathan Trott was fighting his own gruelling battle off the pitch, stepping down from the England Ashes team in November 2013 after experiencing stress and anxiety he cited the intense playing schedule and demands of International cricket for his decision. Intending to take a short break from all forms of cricket and work solely as a cricket speaker, Trott cancelled his proposed comeback in 2014 due to a recurrence of the condition. Incredibly passionate about the topic, Trott has been a huge advocate of mental health and has supported and raised awareness for a number of campaigns helping to spread the word of its severity, a topic he covers as a cricket speaker.
Trott returned to English cricket for a brief period in 2015 where he participated in in the West Indies Test Series, following this however he announced that he would be retiring from all forms of International cricket calling an end to a thoroughly distinguished career. Jonathan Trott continues to play for Warwickshire CCC and works prolifically as a cricket speaker at a variety of sporting events where he is always in great demand largely due to his unique and insightful journey in the game. An immensely talented batsman who was once the best batsman in the world, Jonathan Trott is available to hire as a cricket speaker for any event, dinner or presentation evening and is certain to provide a fantastically insightful performance.