Matthew Hoggard

Cricket After Dinner Speaker

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Matthew Hoggard MBE is regarded as one of the most successful cricketers to have played for England, having been part of the inspired 2005 Ashes’ winning side. Retiring in 2013, Hoggard was the captain of Leicestershire CCC from the 2010 season onwards, coming from his boyhood county Yorkshire. Achieving 93 England caps throughout his career, he was awarded the ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’ in 2006. A wonderful sports speaker, Matthew’s delivery of speeches is full of enthusiasm and passion for competition and peak performance, ensuring he is in constant demand as a guest personality.


Under the guidance of Hoggard, Leicestershire won the Twenty20 Cup in 2011, propelling them to become the most successful short game team within England. His inspirational leadership skills translate into his ability as a cricket speaker, specialising in delivering talks as an after dinner speaker. England’s sixth highest wicket taker with 248 wickets during his 67 matches, Hoggard was released from Yorkshire 2009 and was quickly instated as the captain of Leicestershire CC. Being immediately awarded the captaincy displays the faith and confidence that Leicestershire held within Hoggard, again exhibiting his professionalism and stature within the world of cricket.


Life after cricket is proving to be as successful and exciting for Hoggard as ever, becoming a sought after commodity with global media and within the after dinner speaker circuit. Further loved due to his enthusiasm, his passion for the sport and his ability to connect with his team and the audience, Hoggard has found himself agreeing to media commitments with stations BBC, BT Sport and Sky Sports. Full of energy and enthusiasm Hoggard offers a vast amount as a cricket speaker, conveying his enthusiasm and charisma through talks as an after dinner speaker. An admired professional, Hoggard is ideal for all events due to his recognisable stature, his charming nature and the way he enchants the audience to his every word.

To book cricket speaker Matthew Hoggard or hire a Cricket speaker for an event or conference with Laughter UK Call 01524 733310 or contact us online.

Cricket after dinner speakers for Hire in the UK and Europe

Laughter UK provide cricket speakers for a wide variety of events such as, corporate events, sportsmans dinners, golf days, awards ceremonies, comedy and curry nights, theatre shows, pub & club entertainment, and many many more. We cover all areas of the UK including Lancashire and Cumbriain the North West of England. Laughter UK will be able to help you make the best choice of Cricket Speaker for your event. Our Cricket Speakers include the personalities below.

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Greg Thomas
Mike Watkinson
Shaun Udal
Derek Underwood
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Dickie Bird
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Ian Botham
Chris Adams
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Ian Austin
Richard Blakey
Brian Bolus
Chris Broad
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Robert Croft
Jim Cumbes
Angus Fraser
Jeff Evans
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Mike Gatting
Tom Graveney
David Graveney
Jack Hampshire
Rachael Heyhoe
Warren Hegg
Rodney Hogg
Ronnie Irani
Mark Illott
Geoffrey Boycott
Chris Cowdrey
Mike Gatting
Graham Gooch
David Gower
Darren Gough
Nasser Hussain
Alan Lamb
Brian Lara
Dennis Lillee
David Lloyd
Rodney Marsh
Geoff Miller
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Mark Nicholas
Dermot Reeve
Barry Richards
David Shepherd
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Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Gary Sobers
Gordon Greenidge
Desmond Haynes
Shane Warne
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