British born cricket speaker and esteemed player, Ed Giddins, formerly played for Sussex and Warwickshire. He is highly regarded within the sport for his accuracy, power and speed, a style of play that many prospective players aspire for. Retiring in 2003, Ed now works as a dedicated sports speaker presenting at both private and public events. Thanks to his incredibly successful career, this engaging after dinner speaker has nurtured an invaluable winning mindset, transferrable to corporate environments. From peak performance to high-performance teams, his speaking topics hold the key to personal and professional development.
As well as playing for domestic British teams, Ed also made several appearances on the England cricket team, making his international debut in 1999 against New Zealand. Ed has competed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world, including the Oval in London. As a testament to his outstanding on-pitch skill, Ed was an integral part in the team’s two-Test defeats of Zimbabwe; during this Test, Ed also made his best international figures, achieving 5-15 in the first innings. When booked for events, he provides the secrets to his winning mindset, that allowed him to prosper on the international cricketing stage.
Ed made his professional debut in 1991 playing for Sussex. He remained with the club for a whopping seven years, the mark of an integral member of the team. Later playing for Warwickshire, Hampshire and Surrey, Ed's audiences revel in his after dinner speeches, where he provides a backstage pass to English cricket. Having experienced first hand the highs and lows of sport, including the immense pressure Ed faced on the international stage, his speeches enlighten audiences from the perspective of a cricketing icon.
Since retiring from competing, Ed has become one of the most popular cricket speakers on the circuit. Aside from providing audiences with expert cricket techniques, his other topics include being a professional poker player and poker analyst, influenced by his respectable career. Starting in 2004, Ed has appeared on the poker chat show Heads Up with Richard Herring and as a poker analyst for Sky Poker, where he discusses his extensive career. In total, Ed has won over $82,375 in poker games. With his extensive media career, having won Channel 4's Celebrity Five Go To, Ed is an instantly recognisable and popular addition to any event.