Former cricketer Graeme Swann was highly instrumental in England’s Ashes victory of 2009 Primarily an off-spin bowler, he was also a competent late order batsman. At the height of his career he became the first English spin bowler to take 50 wickets in a calendar year, claim 10 wickets in a single match and reach 3rd in the world rankings for bowlers, to name just a few of his achievements. Since retiring from the cricket pitch, he has become an integral member of the Test Match Special team, contributed to Sky Sports Ashes coverage and appeared on such shows as Pointless Celebrities, Play to the Whistle, A Question of Sport, won Celebrity Mastermind and has tripped the light fantastic on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor. Graeme is available as an awards host, for Q and A and after dinner speaking. Graeme has cultivated an interest in the psychology of teamwork and the involvement of psychologists in the development of team management.
Graeme Swann began his cricketing career with his home county of Northamptonshire before making the move to Nottinghamshire and later joining the national academy. Renowned both for his batting and bowling skills he went on to be a member of the England Test Team that regained the Ashes from Australia at The Oval in 2009.
His bowling success saw him become the first English spinner to take 50 wickets in one year and ultimately reach third place in the worlds ranking for bowlers. Graeme retired from playing competitive cricket following England’s defeat in the 2013/14 Ashes series. During his professional career, he notched up 60 Test match appearances taking 255 wickets and 79 appearances in ODI taking 104 wickets.
His reputation for being something of a joker has won him numerous followers on social media and makes him a popular choice at after dinner speaking events where he shares anecdotes from behind the scenes. He can also be found imparting his expertise as a Test Match commentator with the BBC.
Away from cricket, Graeme enjoys nothing better that performing as lead singer with Dr Comfort and his Lurid Revelations, a role which has won him an entirely new group of fans!
After Dinner Speaking
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