Mike Gatting

Cricket After Dinner Speaker

Mike Gatting, After Dinner Speaker



Former England Cricket Captain turned Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Mike Gatting OBE has played first-class cricket 23 years, representing England for 18 of them. Holding the Captaincy for twenty-three test matches between 1986 and 1988, Gatting is still enjoying a career within Cricket after retirement; currently on the board with the ECB, Gatting is continually involved within the top level of the sport he has spent his life competing at. A prolonged period within the set-up makes Gatting the ideal candidate to fulfil after dinner speaking roles, providing an exceptional cricket speaker role and keynote speaking.

Plying his trade for Middlesex CC, it took Gatting several years to establish himself within the England team. However once this was achieved, he was regarded as one of the most feared and prolific batsmen within the country. He also gained a reputation as successful right arm medium pace bowler, and was named as one of ‘Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year’ in 1984.

After losing his captaincy in 1988, Gatting isn’t without drama. He became better known due to his role in the “Shakoor Rana affair” in which a disagreement between the England Captain and the umpire occurred after it was believed an illegal fielding manoeuvre took place. Gatting’s removal as captain occurred during the “Summer of four captains” in which England played the five test series against the West Indians, fielding 4 different captains. Gatting was also the captain for the ‘rebel’ tour which occurred in South Africa in 1990.

A real character of the game with plenty of stories to tell from his exploits within Cricket, Mike Gatting is an excellent addition to your event as a cricket speaker. His popularity as a keynote speaker and after dinner speaker is extremely high, with people wanting to hear his side of the story with regards to some of the most controversial moments in English cricketing history.

Currently involved within the ECB’s set up, Gatting’s life is entirely full of Cricketing controversy and stories. A desirable after dinner speaker and cricket speaker who puts his spin on the events which could have been misconstrued by the press, Gatting will aim to set the record straight and deliver a memorable speech which will stay firm in the memory of all those in attendance.

To book Mike Gatting as an after dinner or cricket speaker 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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Richard Blakey
Brian Bolus
Chris Broad
Neil Burns
Charles Colville
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Mike Cowan
Robert Croft
Jim Cumbes
Angus Fraser
Jeff Evans
Bill Frindall
Mike Gatting
Tom Graveney
David Graveney
Jack Hampshire
Rachael Heyhoe
Warren Hegg
Rodney Hogg
Ronnie Irani
Mark Illott
Geoffrey Boycott
Chris Cowdrey
Mike Gatting
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Darren Gough
Nasser Hussain
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Brian Lara
Dennis Lillee
David Lloyd
Rodney Marsh
Geoff Miller
Chris Martin Jenkins
Mark Nicholas
Dermot Reeve
Barry Richards
David Shepherd
Alec Stewart
Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Gary Sobers
Gordon Greenidge
Desmond Haynes
Shane Warne
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