David Gower is the former captain of the English cricket team, now retired, Gower spends a lot of his time as a commentator on Sky Sports. During his time as a cricketer, Gower was one of the highest-scoring players for England and is known for being one of the best batsmen of his era. He played a total of 117 test matches for England in which he scored 8,231 runs scoring 18 centuries. He also featured in 114 One Day Internationals and scored 3,170 runs including 7 centuries.
Gower spent the majority of his domestic career at Leicestershire where he enjoyed a 14 year stint with the club, he also played for Hampshire for 3 years. During his domestic career, Gower scored 53 First Class centuries and 26,339 runs in 448 matches, he also scored 12,255 runs in 430 List A games, this included an impressive 19 centuries.
He made his debut for Leicestershire in 1975 against Lancashire, he scored his first century a year later in his proper breakthrough season. Gower scored over 1,000 runs in a domestic season for the first time in his career in the 1977-78 season, this included two centuries, five fifties and a well deserved call up to the international squad.
After a stint with England, Gower made his comeback in domestic cricket by scoring a truly spectacular 200*, this season saw him awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. Gower continued to pile on the runs in the domestic stage surpassing 1,000 runs for the season on a number of occasions.
Gower played his first Ashes against Australia in 1978, he scored a century in the series in the test match at Perth. Gower played in a number of test series and in particular, Ashes series, Gower scored a number of centuries that were filled with elegant shots and fantastic timing. Gower enjoyed an extremely successful career in which he won a number of awards, scored an abundance of runs and enjoyed winning lots of series with England both at home and overseas.
Since retiring, Gower has become a commentator, he mainly works with Sky Sports. Gower has fantastic knowledge of the sport but is also a fantastic speaker, his time as a commentator has worked perfectly for his time as a cricket speaker. He often discusses his career but also delves into topics such as teamwork, leadership and being under the spotlight.
When at corporate events, David is known to cover the following topics:
- Peak Performance
- Maximising Success
- Award Ceremonies
- Being Under the Spotlight
- Teamwork & Leadership