Talented Barbadian born cricket speaker and former England cricketer Gladstone Small is known for his career in both Test cricket and One Day International cricket. A popular right-handed bowler, Small retired from cricket in the early 1990s and has since worked as a dedicated sports speaker. Highly regarded as a committed player for Warwickshire, he earnt himself a following with his loveable persona, placing himself as a firm favourite with fans.
Despite spending less than ten years as a cricket speaker and player for the national English team Gladstone Small made a significant impression thanks both to his talent and the sheer number of on-pitch appearances he made. Racking up a total of seventeen Test matches played and over fifty One Day International’s Small was a capable player favoured by both his teammates and fans and was known particularly as a strong team player. One of the highlights of Gladstone’s playing career was being awarded the Man Of The Match title.
As well as his appearances in both Test and ODI cricket Gladstone Small also appeared as part of the English national team in both the 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cups. Alongside his place on the England squad, Gladstone Small was also a reputable domestic player and contributed to the strong Warwickshire side of the early 1990s. After retiring from professional cricket Small began working as a cricket speaker for the Professional Cricketer’s Association and later became a director of the organisation.
As well as working as a sports speaker for corporate and cricket club events Gladstone Small has also become involved in the informal game of beach cricket and was a member of the national England squad in both 2006 and 2007. Gladstone was born with Klippel-Feil syndrome, yet he has not let this challenge him and is instead a great role model for overcoming adversity. Gladstone’s story is so remarkable that his life story was made into a documentary, which was broadcast on Carlton Television for the Respect television series.
To book Gladstone Small as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Gladstone is known to cover the following topics:
- Sporting Success
- British Cricket
- Beach Cricket
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance