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Mike Gatting

Mike Gatting OBE

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A former England international captain who played 72 Test matches for his country, Mike Gatting is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation. In the domestic game, he represented Middlesex for 23 years racking up more than 36,000 first-class runs – a staggering achievement.

These days, Mike can be found working as one of the best cricket speakers in the industry whose tales of a career at the top of elite sport continue to delight audiences up and down the country.

Before he made the decision to pursue cricket, Mike was a keen footballer who regularly played for Watford reserves. After unsuccessful trials with QPR and Arsenal, he realised that cricket was his calling and left football to his brother who went on to play professionally.

For Middlesex, Mike quickly earned a reputation of being one of the team’s most successful batsmen, and it wasn’t long until he caught the eye of England selectors. In 1977 he made his ODI debut against Pakistan, before making his Test debut against the same opposition one month later in January 1978.

While Mike was always a solid player, in his early days he struggled to convert fifties into centuries. In fact, it took him until his 54th Test innings to do so. But once he did, he became one of the team’s most reliable players. One of the most motivating cricket after-dinner speakers around, at every event he attends he can discuss how he overcame this struggle and went on to see great success.

In 1986, Mike was given the honour of the England captaincy and instantly led the team to Ashes success over Australia. At all of his keynote speeches, Mike can discuss the ups and downs of his captaincy, while sharing fantastic stories from his time in the team.

Since retiring from cricket in 1998, Mike has predominantly worked as a cricket commentator providing his expert insight on all formats of the game. When booked as one of the most popular cricket after dinner speakers in the industry, he can bring this same insight to your event. Coupled with his quick wit and charming nature, Mike can offer his views on modern-day cricket as well as share fantastic tales from his own storied career.

As well as his work as a cricket commentator, he also coached his former team Middlesex from 1999 to 2000. Currently, he works as a member of the Middlesex County Cricket Executive Board, acting as a key decision-maker at the club. Previous executive roles included working as the Managing Director of the ECB’s Cricket Partnerships and as President of Marylebone Cricket Club.

If you’re looking to book one of the greatest cricket speakers on the circuit for your next event, look no further than Mike Gatting.

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Topics and Themes

  • Broadcasting
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Sports Administration
  • Cricket

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