Graeme Fowler

Fowler made his debut in first-class cricket in 1979. He usually opened the batting for both Lancashire and country, and his most successful opening partnership was with Gehan Mendis between 1986 and 1993. He made his Test debut in 1982 when 16 England players were banned for three … Read More

Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch was the most prolific run scorer top-class cricket has ever seen. After he retired in 1997, the statistician Robert Brooke calculated that he had scored 21,087 in one-day cricket at first-class level, which added to his 44,841 first-class runs, put him ahead of Jack Hobbs. It … Read More

Graham Thorpe MBE

Graham Thorpe MBE  made his debut for Surrey in 1988, and his international debut in 1993. He scored a century (114 not out) in the second innings of his debut Test match, against Australia at Trent Bridge. Developing into a very highly-regarded player, he was named as one … Read More

Jeff Thomson

Jeff Thomson, best known as ”Thommo” made his debut for Australia in the test match on 29 December 1973 against Pakistan. He soon became known as one of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket. His opening partner was the great Dennis Lillee and they were without … Read More

Jeremy Coney MBE

A former cricketer and New Zealand Cricket captain during this country’s most successful cricketing era, Jeremy’s continued passion for the game now has him in the commentary box as Radio New Zealand’s expert comments man. In his own words, Jeremy graduated with a nebulous self-indulgent Bachelor of Arts … Read More

Jonathan Agnew

Former Leicestershire and England fast bowler who took 666 first class wickets. He retired from the game in 1990 to become a cricket correspondent for a national newspaper and is now the presenter and lead commentator on BBC Radio’s “Test Match Special” programme. Capable of bowling quickly in … Read More

Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan is as classy an act as a speaker as he was as an elegant England opener and outstanding Test captain. His golden year was 2002-03 when he established himself as the world’s number one batsman, accumulating 663 runs in the Ashes series. It got even better … Read More

Mike Gatting

For two decades, it was a sight as characteristic of Lord’s as Father Time himself: Mike Gatting, with jutting beard and strutting gait, biffing the ball past extra cover for Middlesex or England. If a spinner was bowling, he probably wouldn’t be on for long: ‘Gatt’ murdered spinners. … Read More

Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson was a valuable allrounder – a useful seamer who later turned to offspin, and an aggressive lower middle-order batsman – who was a key member of the Lancashire side which enjoyed success in the 1990s. International recognition came late – he was a week shy of … Read More

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell is one of the funniest and most sought-after celebrities on the after-dinner speaking circuit. His amusing appearances as a team captain on A Question of Sport and as a contestant in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Strictly Come Dancing have elevated him … Read More

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