Ryan Sidebottom


Ryan Sidebottom is a Yorkshire and England international bowler who has had a distinguished career spanning 20 years with over 1000 career wickets under his belt. A T20 World Cup winner and five times County Championship winner, Ryan is a Cricket Legend in his own right.

After playing his first Test match for England in 2001 against Pakistan, Ryan returned to his county of birth, Yorkshire to improve as a cricketer then moved to Nottinghamshire in 2004. In early 2007 after an impressive period with Nottinghamshire where he was named the Player of the Year and helped them to the Championship title, he was brought back into the England side by Michael Vaughan.

He went on to become a prolific bowler for England over the next two years. March 2008 saw him take his third five-wicket haul in the same series, breaking the previous record for an Englishman in New Zealand. In 2010 he played a pivotal role in the T20 World Cup winning side where Sidebottom was the leading England wicket taker. He retired from international duty in September 2010.

During his time with England, he was named England player of the Year 2008 and Man of the Series two years running, in 2007 and 2008. His other accolades include being named Wisden Cricketer Of The Year 2008 and being included in the ICC Test Team of the year in 2008. Ryan is the only player to have won five County Championships, with Yorkshire in 2001, 2014 and 2015 and with Nottinghamshire in 2005 & 2010.

Since retirement, Ryan coaching children in the art of cricket. In 2013 he set up Ryan Sidebottom Cricket Academy where children receive regular weekly coaching free of charge. He is passionate about developing young talent and also has his own foundation for underprivileged children as well as being an ambassador for three charities.

A world-class bowler, compassionate cricket coach and legendary sportsman, Ryan is an ideal speaker for any occasion. He draws on a wealth of experienced that he has amassed over the course of an exciting career, to entertain his audience.

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

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

  • Sporting Success
  • England Test Cricket
  • Sporting Injury
  • Cricket Coaching
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity

See Ryan in action in the clip below:

“Ryan Sidebottom, was the perfect guest. He embraced the club perfectly. He was insightful and interesting in his after dinner Q&A and made a great effort to get to know everyone at the event. I genuinely cannot speak highly enough of him and am very happy to go down as the social secretary that booked him!” – University Of Warwick