Top Five Cricket Speakers For Virtual Events
It is fair to say that the world of cricket has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. From Test matches being called off to players performing in empty stadiums, the game as we know and love it has had to adjust.
The same can be said for former players who have made the move to virtual after-dinner speaking. With many events going online, cricket speakers have had to make changes to the way they do things.
At Champions Cricket Speakers, we have a plethora of legendary players who are well versed at putting on virtual events. Including fascinating anecdotes from their professional careers and life lessons that transcend sport, check out our top five cricket speakers who can take your virtual event to the next level.
David Gower OBE is one of the voices of English cricket, and as well as being a talented batsman he has gone on to excel in cricket commentary. His extensive playing career saw David play 117 Test matches for his country and 114 One Day Internationals, while also representing Leicestershire and Hampshire in the domestic game.
Despite his successes as a player, nowadays David is perhaps best known for his role on Sky Sports Cricket. On the network he can regularly be found providing an expert insight on the latest matches, with his quick wit, eloquent manner and eye-opening analysis being a hit with viewers.
A wonderfully popular cricket speaker, David is at ease in front of the camera and is no stranger to virtual events. Audiences will benefit from his encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket and engaging anecdotes from a remarkable career.
Perhaps the most recognisable female cricketers in England’s history, Charlotte Edwards captained the women’s national team for many years. She represented her country for 20 years, leading them to three victories in the Ashes.
Charlotte currently holds the record for most One Day Internationals for England, was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2014 and on two occasions has been named ECB Cricketer of the year.
While individual accolades have always come her way, on the field she has also excelled in her team. A formidable batter, 2009 was undoubtedly her greatest year as she led England to glory in both the Twenty20 Championship and Cricket World Cup. These accomplishments saw her awarded an MBE for services to cricket.
Away from the international scene, Charlotte has represented East Anglia, Kent, Hampshire and a whole host of Australian clubs. Now retired, she is a sought-after virtual cricket speaker who can discuss the growth of the women’s game as well as her own exceptional career.
When it comes to bowlers, you would be well pressed to find someone better than Darren Gough MBE. Throughout the 90s and early noughties, he spearheaded England’s bowling, representing his country in all three disciplines of the game.
In total, he played 58 Test matches for his country and 159 One Day Internationals. Goughie, as he is affectionately known by teammates and fans, is his country’s second-highest wicket-taker in One-Day matches and took 229 in Test matches, putting him comfortably in the top ten wicket-takers from England.
A proud Yorkshireman, he spent the majority of his domestic career with his home county and was part of Yorkshire’s squad that won their first County Championship for 33 years in 2001.
Since retiring, Darren has made a name for himself with his show on TalkSport, which he has hosted since 2009. At all of his virtual cricket speaking events, he can provide his expert opinions on the latest news within the sport with his likeable, down-to-earth personality.
Regarded as one of England’s greatest ever spin bowlers, Graeme Swann is a cricketing legend who played 60 Test matches and 79 One Day Internationals for his country. The former ECB Cricketer of the Year, since hanging up his cricket whites he’s become a popular media personality, frequently appearing on BBC Sport and BT Sport as a pundit and analyst.
Graeme was a crucial part of England’s 2009 Ashes series victory, ending the series with 249 runs and taking 14 wickets, making him the side’s second-highest wicket-taker. The following year, he was instrumental in England’s victory in the ICC World Twenty20. His superb performances were acknowledged with the England Player of the Year award. By this stage of his career, Graeme was regarded as the best spinner in the world.
Incredibly popular among cricket fans, at his virtual events Graeme is always well received. As one of the biggest names in the sport, audiences everywhere hang on his every word as he relives his extraordinary career.
One of the most popular England cricketers of his generation, Nasser Hussain OBE captained his country while representing them at the highest level of the game. Well known for his patient yet technically excellent batting, he scored thousands of runs throughout his successful career.
His Test debut came in 1990, and he went on to play 96 Test matches over the next 14 years, excelling on several Tours. In 1999, he was handed the captaincy and did not look back. He masterminded four consecutive Test victories, something that has only ever been done by one other captain. As well as this, he helped England rise from the bottom of the ICC Test Championship ranking table to third, setting up the success they have achieved since.
Ending his career with 8,000 international runs, since retiring Nasser has become one of the faces of Sky Sports Cricket, providing his expert views on England’s biggest games.
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