Dennis Amiss

Cricket After Dinner Speaker

Derek Underwood


Derek Leslie Underwood was born in Bromley, Kent on June 8 1945. A left arm slow bowler he made his debut for Kent at age 17 and became the youngest player in history to take 100 first-class wickets in his first season.

He achieved this feat on 9 further occasions in a county career spanning 25 years, and in 1966 took a remarkable 157 wickets. He was chosen for England against the West Indies, when just 21 years old and went on to play 86 tests, despite interrupting his international career to play world series cricket and terminating it with a disapproved trip to South Africa.

His 297 Test wickets are included in a career total of 2465 taken at just 20 runs apiece. He was awarded the MBE in 1981 for his services to cricket. Derek played 86 Test Matches for England between 1966 and 1982 and during his Test career took a total of 297 Test wickets at an average of just 25.83. His best bowling performance at test level was an incredible 8-51. Although by far, never recognised as a batsman, he also had a highest test score of 45 NO. He also played in 26 One Day Internationals with a Best Bowling performance of 4-44.

Derek played cricket at the very highest level, and is available for after dinner speaking to share some of his great and very memorable times from the game he loved.


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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.

Mel Loye
Ashley Metcalfe
Devon Malcolm
John Morris
Paul Nixon
Henry Olanga
Derek Randall
Steve Rhodes
Jack Simmons
Gladstone Small
Robin Smith
David Steele
Mickey Stewart
Greg Thomas
Mike Watkinson
Shaun Udal
Derek Underwood
Jonathon Agnew
Mike Atherton
Richie Benaud
Dickie Bird
Henry Blofeld
Ian Botham
Chris Adams
Paul Allott
Ian Austin
Richard Blakey
Brian Bolus
Chris Broad
Neil Burns
Charles Colville
Geoff Cope
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
Graham Gooch
David Gower
Darren Gough
Nasser Hussain
Alan Lamb
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
Arnie Sidebottam

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