Passionate, talented and determined, Jonathan Trott is arguably one of the most impressive cricket speakers and players of the last fifteen years. Making his debut in 2000 for the South African province Boland, Trott became an international sensation when he started playing for Warwickshire in 2002.
Born in Cape Town, Jonathan Trott embarked on his career as a sports speaker and cricketer at a young age, joining the local cricket club and eventually playing for the South African under 15’s. He remained with the South African youth team until joining Boland where he stayed only a year before moving to the Western Province Team.
Although his position on the South African team seemed assured Trott had aimed his sights higher and took advantage of his relationship with former South Africa coach Bob Woolmer to secure a trial for the Warwickshire team.
An immediate hit with Woolmer’s Warwickshire side Jonathan Trott scored an unbelievable 245 in his second XI appearance for the team and has remained ever after a favourite amongst fans. Frequently called upon to appear at after dinner speaker and club events Trott has been with the club for almost fifteen years.
Refusing to peak early on, Trott continued to demonstrate his talent throughout his fledgeling years at Warwick. He scored a century in his first-class debut against Sussex and has earned a reputation for one of the most technically accurate batsmen on the team’s roster.
Outside of his work as a domestic cricket speaker and player Jonathan Trott has also demonstrated his abilities on an international level, scoring a century in his Test Match debut at England’s prestigious Oval ground; Trott has gone on to garner another eight since 2009. His role in England’s retention of the Ashes in 2011, an infamous win taken in Australia for the first time in almost twenty-five years, followed by an impressive defeat of India the following summer landed Jonathan Trott the number one Test ranking and stood him as the finest number three England had seen in more than a decade.
His popularity as a cricket speaker and player for England saw Trott appear in more than 120 Test Matches and ODI’s during the six years of his international career. His highest England score in a Test match is 226, made against Bangladesh at Lord’s on 28 May 2010, and he took his first Test wicket in the same match.
Known for never doing things by half Jonathan Trott stepped down from the England Ashes team in November 2013 after experiencing stress and anxiety following the intense playing schedule. Intending to take a short break from all forms of cricket and work solely as a sports speaker Trott cancelled his proposed comeback in 2014 due to a recurrence of the condition.
Trott returned to English cricket for a brief period in 2015 where he participated in in the West Indies Test Series, following this however he announced that he would be retiring from all forms of international cricket. Jonathan Trott continues to play for Warwickshire and works prolifically as an after dinner speaker at a variety of sporting events.
To book Jonathan Trott 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, Jonathan is known to cover the following topics:
- International Cricket
- Warwickshire Cricket
- The Ashes
- Drive & Determination
- Sporting Success
“Jonathan went down really well on Saturday, the room were really quiet and engaged!” – Becky Mulligan, Match-day Co-ordinator, Leicester Tigers