Phil Tufnell

LEFT-ARM ORTHODOX SPIN BOWLER WHO PLAYED 42 TEST MATCHES AND 20 ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS FOR ENGLAND, NOW AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS ONE OF THE CAPTAINS ON BBC’S ‘A QUESTION OF SPORT’

Former England cricketer and TV presenter, Phil Tufnell is now affectionately known as one of the captains on BBC’s A Question of Sport. Recognised during his cricketing days as an orthodox spin bowler, Tufnell competed for Middlesex for 16 years until 2003 when he announced his retirement.

A prolific wicket taker, “Tuffers” took over 1000 first-class wickets; a creative cricketer, Tufnell transferred that skill set into becoming a TV presenter, and again into being an accomplished cricket speaker and after dinner guest. During his time as a professional cricketer he played in 42 Test Matches and 20 One Day Internationals for England as well as completing in 316 First-Class Matches for Middlesex. After one particularly notable game in 1997, where he took 11-93 against Australia at the Oval, he was awarded Man of the Match.

Crowned King of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here Tuffers was thrown into the limelight, with his popularity with the British viewing audience being confirmed when he successfully undertook the Captaincy role on A Question of Sport alongside 2003 Rugby World Cup hero Matt Dawson.

Tufnell has hosted a multitude of TV and Radio shows since his retirement, including working on BBC Radio’s Test Match Special, a regular spot reporting on The One Show and participating in Strictly Come Dancing during 2009. His media commitments have caused him to have a developed ability within keynote and after dinner speaking.

Part of the 1992 England cricket team who came runners up in the World Cup, Tufnell successful Television career has cemented his position as one of the most sought after sports speakers in England, especially when it comes to cricket speakers. His laddish attitude and behaviors have been embraced by the country, and his cheeky chappy mannerisms have caused the British public to accept him as a staple part of British media.

A career which finished abruptly, some would say with unfinished business, Tufnell has a story to tell, an aspect which improves his suitability as an after dinner speaker. His charisma and witty attitude as a cricket speaker will connect with the audience seamlessly, creating the perfect atmosphere at your event.

To book Phil for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Phil is known to cover the following topics:

  • Cricket Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Question & Answer
  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance

Watch Phil giving an insight into his bowling techniques here:

“Phil Tufnell provided a great night’s entertainment, with many humorous stories of his career in cricket and broadcasting along with his ‘winning trip to the Jungle’!!”
Brian BenjafieldAFC Bournemouth

“The event went really well. Please say thank you Phil from us. He stuck around for a drink after and spoke with attendees and took photos. The customers absolutely loved it.”
JamesAlteryx