With the Ashes in full swing this summer and England making a fantastic start against Australia, one can’t help but reminisce about what happened ten years ago in the world of cricket. An Ashes campaign commonly referred to as “the most thrilling of all time” saw the Aussies surge to a 239-run victory in the first Test at Lord’s, before England dramatically turned it around by winning two Tests – one of those by two runs – and drawing two to clinch the 2005 series.
Michael Vaughan OBE was the man in charge of proceedings on the field – the England captain’s leadership proved crucial in keeping his players’ spirits up following their first defeat and managing the side’s key all-rounder and talisman, Andrew Flintoff. Thanks to Michael’s man-management, England overcame the nerves and the mind games to clinch their first Ashes urn since 1987 and bring cricket back into the national mainstream.
The Eccles-born batsman and off-spinner enjoyed a fruitful career in cricket, beginning in 1993 and playing until 2007, during which he played 82 Tests and 86 One Day Internationals. In addition to his prowess on the cricket field, Michael is also a natural in front of the microphone and has found resounding success as an event host and after dinner speaker.
His level of interaction with the audience as well as his ability to engage with guests make him one of the most in-demand after dinner speakers on the circuit, relaying anecdotal tales of his time in the sport including some aspects of his playing days the cameras did not always catch.
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