David began his cricketing career with Leicestershire before moving on to Hampshire and England, at one time ranking No.1 batsman in the world. Since retiring from the game, David has worked as columnist and writer for various newspapers and periodicals. He has been a regular commentator for BBC television and radio as well as Sky TV. With a reputation as something of a prankster, David unleashes a variety of stories and anecdotes from his extensive career and travels in his presentations He is also an accomplished awards host.
David Gower’s cricketing and media career has seen him reach legendary status in the sport. He made his debut for Leicestershire County Cricket Club in 1975 where he remained for 14 years until joining Hampshire. He became Vice-Captain of England in 1982 and went on to become the team’s second highest run scorer in Test Match history, ultimately reaching 18 Test centuries, leading the team as Captain in no less than 32 Tests. David was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.
Retiring from the field, David went o to enjoy a highly successful career in the media as a commentator for the BBC and Sky Sports in addition to writing columns for The Times, The Sunday telegraph, The Sun, The Sunday Times and a correspondent on The Sunday Express. He also made frequent appearances on the panel show They Think It’s All Over.
As an author, David has a number of books to his credit including his autobiography An Endangered Species and also enjoys a successful career as an after dinner speaker, where he delves into his considerable treasure trove of anecdotes, career and travels. With something of a reputation as a prankster, David’s presentations are witty and engaging and informative.
Away from cricket, David enjoys a variety of sports and has ridden a bobsled on the Cresta Run on a number of occasions. He also enjoys safaris, photography, wildlife, conservation, music, crosswords and vintage port!