Matthew Hoggard MBE is regarded as one of the most successful cricketers to have played for England, having been part of the inspired 2005 Ashes’ winning side. Retiring in 2013, Hoggard was the captain of Leicestershire CCC from the 2010 season onwards, coming from his boyhood county Yorkshire. Achieving 93 England caps throughout his career, he was awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2006.
A wonderful sports speaker, Matthew’s delivery of speeches is full of enthusiasm and passion for competition and peak performance, ensuring he is in constant demand as a guest personality.
Under the guidance of Hoggard, Leicestershire won the Twenty20 Cup in 2011, propelling them to become the most successful short game team within England. His inspirational leadership skills translate into his ability as a cricket speaker, specialising in delivering talks as an after dinner speaker.
England’s sixth highest wicket taker with 248 wickets during his 67 matches, Hoggard was released from Yorkshire 2009 and was quickly instated as the captain of Leicestershire CC. Being immediately awarded the captaincy displays the faith and confidence that Leicestershire held within Hoggard, again exhibiting his professionalism and stature within the world of cricket.
Life after cricket is proving to be as successful and exciting for Hoggard as ever, becoming a sought after commodity with global media and within the after dinner speaker circuit. Further loved due to his enthusiasm, his passion for the sport and his ability to connect with his team and the audience, Hoggard has found himself agreeing to media commitments with stations BBC, BT Sport and Sky Sports.
Full of energy and enthusiasm Hoggard offers a vast amount as a cricket speaker, conveying his enthusiasm and charisma through talks as an after dinner speaker. An admired professional, Hoggard is ideal for all events due to his recognisable stature, his charming nature and the way he enchants the audience to his every word.
To book Matthew Hoggard as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When he’s at corporate events, Matthew is known to cover the following topics:
- Cricket Speaker
- Sports Speaker
- Peak Performance
- Maximising Success
- Achieving Goals
- Drive & Determination
“We had a marvellous Annual Dinner on Saturday when Hoggy was our guest speaker. Hoggy mingled with members and guests pre-dinner, gave a brilliant talk about his cricketing experiences which was very well received by ALL the audience and then followed it with a very entertaining Q & A session. Nothing was too much trouble for Hoggy with numerous photographs and signings being requested – he certainly enhanced our evening and I would thoroughly recommend him. Thanks Hoggy you’re a star”.
Richard – Lapworth Cricket Club
“Matthew was nothing short of phenomenal. The evening was a huge success for the club with 150 people attending, Matthew took the time to talk to everyone before doing the awards, including playing a quite exquisite cover drive with a spade across my arse, a moment that will forever live with me. His after-dinner speech was outstanding, how he had everyone on the edge of their seats, truly captivating. I honestly can’t praise him highly enough, the bar has well and truly been set, the worry is that we will never top it”.
Chris – Forton Cricket Club
“Matthew Hoggard was the perfect guest of honour at our dinner. Friendly, funny and entertaining. He was willing to help us in any way he could on the night which ended with his fantastic speech which was packed with laughs. Incredibly easy to deal with, he made our evening a wonderful success. I would wholly recommend him”.
Paul – Brainwave
“It was great to meet Matthew at the annual dinner for our village cricket club, Burton Agnes. He was able to chat with our players and guests and his speech or his reflections on a career stretching from Pudsey to an MBE proved that success hadn’t spoiled him. You can take a Yorkshireman out of his county but success hasn’t taken the Yorkshire out of Matthew”.
Dave – Burton Agnes Cricket Club
“Thank you for your assistance with the arrangements with Matthew for our dinner on Friday night. Could you please pass on my thanks on to Matthew as well. The night appears to have gone down as a success and I think in many ways down to Matthew who was a great speaker and guest. I would highly recommend him for future dinners.
Sophie – Saint & Co Chartered Accountants
Matthew Hoggard was guest speaker at an Annual Dinner held by Headingley Golf Club, Leeds at the Clubhouse on 6 March 2015. 110 guests were present. Matthew is a local lad, born in Pudsey, who went on to play for Yorkshire in 1996 and England in 2000. He became the fast bowling stalwart of one of the most successful England Cricket Teams of all times. During a golden period between 2004 and 2006 he played in 40 consecutive test matches, beating the West Indies in the Carribean for the first time in 36 years, South Africa on their home grounds and finally winning the Ashes in England for the first time in 18 years. His talk was an inspirational journey from playing junior cricket for Pudsey Congs in the Bradford League to that glorious Ashes win in 2005, Buckingham Palace for an MBE and Downing Street. I would recommend him to you all”.
Philip – Headingley Golf Club
“Following a recommendation from another club in South Wales, we were really keen to have Matthew Hoggard amongst us for our latest event last week. His reputation was growing & most attendees would not have heard him before. He didn’t disappoint as he was brilliant throughout”
Simon – Mumbles C.C
“Hoggy was the guest speaker at a cricket club fundraiser for our junior practise facilities. We had 130 guests of varying ages and he had them all laughing at his stories. He is very well rehearsed and speaks with ease and passion. We also had a Q&A session where people in the audience asked questions about his playing days and the current England set-up, he spoke openly and honestly and gave a great insight into the life of an England Cricketer. Top Cricketer, Top Man, Top Speaker.”
Michael – Captain, Norton-In-Hales Cricket Club (Shropshire)
“Everything went very well! They loved Hoggy (as did I, fortunately, I sat next to him at dinner so we had numerous chats). Nothing was too much trouble, he talked to everyone who went up to him, told some great stories – TOP MAN!”
Andrew – North Runcton CC
“Hoggy was enjoyed and appreciated by all present – though the cricketers in the audience clearly got the best value on the evening! And a fantastic auctioneer too – he should add that into his repertoire more regularly.Many thanks for your assistance in the behind the scenes arrangements.”
Dermont – on behalf of Cole Trade Benevolent association
“We had a marvellous Annual Dinner on Saturday when Hoggy was our guest speaker. Hoggy mingled with members and guests pre-dinner, gave a brilliant talk about his cricketing experiences which was very well received by ALL the audience and then followed it with a very entertaining Q & A session. Nothing was too much trouble for Hoggy with numerous photographs and signings being requested – he certainly enhanced our evening and I would thoroughly recommend him. Thanks Hoggy you’re a star.”
Richard – Chairman – Lapworth Cricket Club
“Matthew was great and gave the message perfectly to what the swimmers needed about dealing and going into a sport for Australia Thanks for your help Charlotte!”
Diane – Swim England
“Just a short note to say that Matthew was great value last week. He entertained our guests throughout the night Very enjoyable and thanks for your support for enabling him to be there”
Grant – Swim England
“Thank you again, Matthew was brilliant and we will definitely be using your services again!”
– Joel Grant
“It went great thank you Charlotte. Matthew was fabulous, a very good choice!”
Caroline – CITB
“It was a great night and Matthew was absolutely fantastic. Thanks for all your help with the event and look forward to chatting next year”
– Allendale CC
“Matthew was brilliant Mark, please thank him again from all of us at BFGC”
Dave – Beeston Fields Golf Club
“It went really really well thank you! I have currently just gone through the feedback forms and some have already said they want to offer him a job! One even said they want to try and offer him some opportunities in Kuwait – he certainly left an impression.”
Chloe – WCBS
I enjoyed Matthew’s talk as I am into cricket and sport and am always interested to hear about how sportspeople’s careers evolve. I also enjoy a bit of Yorkshire humour and tales of daring do.
Please pass on our hearty thanks to Matthew for making the effort to come and see us for our rescheduled event”
Alison – EEEGR
‘Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much everyone at the Bearsted and Thurnham Club enjoyed the Matthew Hoggard evening last Thursday. It was great working with you and I look forward to working on future events. Thanks you again for all your help!’.
Matt – Bearsted & Thurnham Club
‘He was an excellent guest speaker, very down to earth and extremely funny and he seemed to enjoy himself as much as we did!’
Matt – Bearsted & Thurnham Club
‘Matthew was absolutely superb! His charismatic personality and great stories kept us fully engaged and inspired. Matthew shared his incredible sports journey with us and related many aspects to the business world. I would definitely book Matthew again, other than being a great speaker, he is a thoroughly nice person too.’
Rana – Monster Group UK
We had a great night. Everything went well and Matthew was very entertaining
John – Faerch
“It went really well thank you! Matthew was great, he was very relaxed and happy to chat to lots of guests at the event in the bar area pre-dinner. The evening was a little later than originally hoped, but he didn’t seem to worry at all. He answered a considerable number of questions very honestly which everyone appreciated – he was definitely a hit! And I’d say he was an all rounder, a lot of easy stories that seemed to roll off the tongue! I’d recommend him certainly.” – Grace, Bayer Crop Science
“I would be grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to Matthew for a great speech last night and for being open and honest about his mental health experiences, which was not easy for him to do. Everyone was really moved and impressed by his words and he went down well off the stage too!” – Stephanie, NHS
“He was absolutely brilliant! A real gentleman, an excellent personality to have around for the evening and he was extremely accommodating of anything we requested all night. I can’t thank him enough for making it a great evening for us and also to yourself for how accommodating you’ve been during the process.” – Pendle Forest Cricket Club
“Can you pass on our thanks to Matthew for Saturday evening. It was a great speech and well recieved.” – Jonny, Cadons Ltd.