Darren Maddy


Darren Maddy was a prolific cricketer for his counties, plying his trade for initially Leicestershire CC before moving onto Warwickshire in 2007 after 17 years’ service for his home county. Maddy has been capped at International level, playing 3 Tests, 4 T20s and 8 ODIs in his brief England career. His impressive County career has seen him win a multitude of accolades and team honours; Maddy still competes within first-class county cricket and is now an accomplished after dinner speaker and cricket Speaker.

With his International career a brief one during 1998-2000, Maddy found himself able to devote all his efforts into his county side, helping Leicestershire with the Twenty20 Championships in both 2004 and 2006. Winning Leicester Mercury Sportsman Of The Year during 2004 cemented his superiority within County cricket, and reinforced his status as a feared rival during the T20 format.

A phenomenal career for Leicestershire came to an end in 2007 when Darren opted to move to Warwickshire, later awarded the captaincy of his new side. In conjunction with his move, his International debut was awarded- during the T20 world cup in South Africa. Many would argue that Darren Maddy should have enjoyed a more prolific International cricketing career, however, his experiences across the county game and his stature within the Cricket world has reinforced his place within the cricketing hierarchy.

A respected and passionate sports Speaker, Maddy combined his love of the sport with the love of his home county for the majority of his career, showing integrity, desire and a hunger to give his all. Now a talented cricket speaker, Darren Maddy can be seen on a regular basis delivering talks as an after-dinner speaker, specifically focusing on the demands of first-class cricket, and the constant battle required to represent your Country. An ideal addition to any event, Darren Maddy’s infectious charm as an after-dinner speaker is sure to go down well with guests and intrigue them about the life of a professional sportsman.

To book Darren Maddy as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Cricket Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Competition