10+ of the Best Cricket Speakers 2021
In our latest blog, we explore the best cricket speakers available to book. Each with a lifetime of experiences on the cricket pitch, they are renowned authorities on peak performance, teamwork and other valuable topics for corporate success.
Whatever the needs of your occasion, a leading sportsperson can inspire and motivate your team with their tales of triumph in the face of adversity.
Here are our top pick of cricket speakers for your 2021 event:
Shane Warne is a cricketing legend and spin king who broke records on his way to helping Australia to Ashes and World Cup glory. The leg-spin bowler held the record of 708 test wickets before it was broken by Muralitharan in 2007. There is no doubting his acumen as a first-class cricketer and thus, little surprise that he is one of the finest cricket after dinner speakers available to book.
Former Ashes winner and iconic cricketer, Matthew Hoggard is an intriguing and fully entertaining guest cricket speaker. His finest moment came in 2005 when his nine wickets as a bowler and reliability behind the crease helped England to their first Ashes win in 18 years. Able to speak on themes of hard work and determination, teamwork and cricket itself, Matthew Hoggard MBE is a must-see at corporate occasions.
One of cricket’s greatest entertainers, if you are looking for a cricket after dinner speaker who can hold a room in the palm of their hand with great tales, quick wit and showmanship - Phil 'Tuffers' Tufnell is your man. A wonderful cricketer in his heyday and an even bigger personality, his many media appearances and hilarious personality drive his popularity on the speaking circuit.
Ian Botham is regarded as one of the finest all-rounders in cricketing history. Today he is a cricket commentator and after dinner speaker with wit and wisdom, and has resultantly become a popular addition to gala dinners, award ceremonies and other corporate events. With his vast understanding of cricket throughout history, he is the perfect entertainer for lifelong fans.
Calmness embodied, Hashim Amla is a first-class cricketer and a key player in the South African side. With such a distinguished career that has seen him break records, including reaching 20 tons in fewer ODI innings than Virat Kohli and international teammate AB de Villiers, Hashim can talk about the pressures he overcame to succeed. Audiences of his speeches come away with a newfound winning mindset.
Michael Vaughan remains one of the most influential names in cricket over a decade after he retired from the international game. Michael was England captain for the year they regained The Ashes following 18 years of frustration, in 2005. Talking about pressure, Ashes success, overcoming adversity and leadership, Michael is one of the most engaging cricket and motivational speakers in the world.
Who better than England's popular Test captain, Joe Root to speak at your events? A masterful batsman, he is a respected authority on mental and physical resilience, topics he explores at events. The plucky skipper has carved a career as a batsman of remarkable talent, reflected through the speed that Joe matured as a cricketer to become captain of the national team.
Arguably the most destructive batsman in England, Jos Buttler is a major part of the England squad. Jos is one of the most talked-about English batsmen of recent years and he has featured in all three formats of the game. His batting abilities are like no other, helping to lead the England team to victory on multiple occasions. At events, Jos reveals the winning mindset that allowed his national team to bring home such glory.
A hugely successful and popular wicketkeeper and batswoman, Tammy Beaumont, is an integral member of the England women’s team. She is a vital figure within the women’s game, and at events, Tammy reflects on the progression of gender representation in the sport. Having received international recognition for her talents, Tammy was also honoured with the prestigious title of MBE for her contributions to cricket.
The current captain of the Indian national team, Virat Kohli started as a reserve batsman who fast became a middle-order regular. He was part of the squad that won the World Cup in 2011 and was appointed vice-captain of the One Day International team. He is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. As a top cricket speaker, he invites audiences behind the scenes of his sporting success.
Sarah Taylor is no stranger to making history in women's cricket. Initially being the first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia, she was also the first woman to be inducted in the Legends Lane at Brighton and Hove County Cricket Ground. Known for her unique sweeping and pulling stroke play, Sarah has gone on to transform the women’s England team and is widely celebrated on the speaking circuit for her global impact.
Typically seen in the role of wicketkeeper-batsman, Jonny Bairstow is known as the son of former England wicketkeeper David Bairstow. However, Jonny has quickly established himself as a strong middle-order batsman for the English team, regardless of his father’s success. Jonny is the only English wicket-keeper in history to claim nine dismissals in a Test Match twice over, a feat that he recounts at after dinner events.