Ed Giddins

Former English Cricketer

British born cricket speaker and player Ed Giddins is a former Sussex and Warwickshire cricketer known as a skilled right hand bowler whose career was overshadowed by public scandal. Retiring in 2003 Giddins now works as a dedicated sports speaker presenting at both private and public events.

Giddins made his professional debut in 1991 playing for Sussex, where he stayed for the next seven years. Dismissed under a dark cloud of drug allegations Ed Giddins went on to play for Warwickshire, Hampshire and Surrey. Giddins continues to work as a cricket speaker for his later teams and finally retired after a single season at Hampshire.

As well as playing for domestic British teams Ed Giddins also made a number of appearances on the English cricket team, making his international debut in 1999 against New Zealand at the Oval.

Though he was not selected for the team’s tour of South Africa that winter Giddens returned as a player and cricket speaker for England the following year when he played an integral part in the team’s two Test defeat of Zimbabwe, it was during this Test that Ed Giddins also made his best international figures, achieving 5-15 in the first innings.

Since retiring from cricket Ed Giddins has continued to work as a cricket speaker, although he has also broadened his area of specialism and now often works as a professional poker player and poker analyst and sports speaker. He has also appeared on a variety of reality TV series including the second series of Channel 4’s Celebrity Five Go To, which he subsequently won.

To book Ed Giddins as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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