Allan Lamb


Former England cricket captain who featured in many national and international matches from the 1970s to 1995, Allan Lamb played for the first-class teams of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club in South Africa. An expert sportsman and leading sports speaker, Allan Lamb is one of the finest speakers on the circuit.

Firmly establishing himself as a name to remember in the cricketing world, Allan started his career at a young age in South Africa, where he was born. However, after the racism and segregation issues of the apartheid, Allan and his family immigrated to the UK. Starting off as a relatively unknown cricketer, Allan soon made an impact in the England squad after being recognised for his skills at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

A truly gifted player, Allan is known for his unique technique, incredibly powerful shots and his gift for needling bowlers. One of the most successful batsmen of his generation, Allan made over 4600 Test runs, including 14 Test hundreds for England and over 100 one-day international appearances. In honour of Allan’s service to cricket and the club, in 2001, Northamptonshire named a room in the club’s Indoor Centre, called The Allan Lamb Room.

Since his retirement in 1995, Allan Lamb published his autobiography called Silence of the Lamb, and has featured in many TV programmes as an analyst, commentator and presenter, including Sky Sports and Channel 5. Not only that, he has also written for The Telegraph and hosted a number of high profile events.

Perfect for an after-dinner audience, corporate function or sporting event, Allan Lamb delivers incredibly entertaining stories and anecdotes from throughout his career that is not to be missed. A legend in the sport, Allan will motivate and inspire his audience to achieve success. Allan is also a keen golfer with a present handicap of 12, and regularly plays at Pro-Am and Company Golf Days.

To book Allan Lamb as the cricket speaker for your next corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

When he’s at corporate events, Allan is known to cover the following topics:

  • England Cricket
  • Drive & Determination
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Peak Performance
  • Northamptonshire Cricket