Mark Nicholas


Widely-known as one of the most recognizable voices in cricket, cricket commentator Mark Nicholas is a permanent fixture of the sport. Originally hailing from London, Mark played for Hampshire for almost two decades before venturing into the world of sports commentary.

Mark’s career in cricket has been an eventful one. As a player, his work as Hampshire’s captain saw them lift several significant trophies, including the Sunday League, the NatWest Trophy and the Benson & Hedges Cup. Following his retirement, he soon found his way into broadcasting, fulfilling several positions for the likes of Channel 4 and Sky Sports.

Starting off as a commentator for Sky Sports, Mark’s insight helped him to become a beloved companion to cricket fans across the globe. Having worked as a freelancer for several years, he was soon picked up by Sky Sports to appear as an anchorman. Providing commentary on high-profile matches both within the United Kingdom and abroad, he quickly became recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and charismatic personalities in the sport.

One of his most memorable engagements saw Mark take responsibility for the coverage of the England team’s tours to New Zealand and Zimbabwe in the mid-1990s, as well as covering a tour of the West Indies several years later. His work with Sky Sports also included his presentation of the live coverage of the Ashes just prior to the turn of the millennium. Following his time with Sky Sports, he made the move to the Australian Nine Network, providing insightful commentary that brings out the very best of the game.

Mark strengthened his reputation as a sports icon and media personality in the years that followed, writing a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph until 2008. A talented writer, he would later go on to publish his autobiography A Beautiful Game: My Love Affair with Cricket. Furthermore, he also appeared as a presenter for numerous television programmes, including Survivor and Britain’s Best Dish.

Widely respected as one of the world’s most iconic sports speakers, Mark is a regular appearance at corporate events, charity events, cricket dinners, gala dinners and a string of other occasions. Relying on his natural wit and charisma, Mark’s keynote speeches have proven popular with cricket enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. As such, he is the perfect speaker for your next event.

To book Mark Nicholas 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, Mark is known to cover the following topics:

  • English Cricket
  • Australian Cricket
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance

Watch Mark discussing his life in cricket commentary, here: