Northampton born Graham Swann is a celebrated former cricketer and media figure. Despite being a right-arm offspinner, he also excelled as a late-order batsman. As an events host, Graeme is a popular choice amongst guests. Witty and charismatic, he guides an event with a cheeky smile and a heartfelt personal story, capable of exploring topics such as leadership, teamwork and motivating a team. An event featuring Graeme, is guaranteed to be an occasion to remember.
Debuting for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Graeme’s domestic career started at the 1998 U-19 cricket World Cup in South Africa. He played for the winning side, beating Leicestershire County Cricket Club with a score of 111 to 92. After such an impactful opening game, Graeme was described as having the “potential to become a genuine allrounder, with a wide range of attractive stroke”. Four years later, in 2002, Graeme scored his highest first-class score of 183.
Graeme boasts an accumulative test match running score of 1,370, a first-class batting average of 25.53 and a One Day International bowling average of 27.76. Having played a collective 376 matches over four different competitions, Graeme is firmly positioned as one of the most celebrated cricketers turned sports speakers. Upon taking to the stage, he has proved to be a hit with audiences nationwide, thanks to his unbeatable knowledge and likeable nature. Graeme is an expert in self-improvement, having been described by Shane Warne as the “most improved cricketer in the world”. In his speeches, he explores his personal method to reaching your full capabilities, inspired by his personal journey to top-level playing.
After he retired from cricket in 2013, following the Ashes 2013 to 2014 series in Australia, Graeme went on to feature in the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Due to this, he is not just a talented cricketer, but also a recognisable household name, making him the perfect choice for an event host. Comical and personable, Graeme is a speaker in a million.
To book Graeme Swann as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Graeme is known to cover the following topics:
- International Cricket
- Cricket Punditry
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- Leadership & Teamwork
- Overcoming Adversity
- Defeating Obstacles
Graeme presenting on his expert topic, cricket: