Considered one of the best all-rounders in Cricket history, Sir Garfield Sobers, more commonly known as Garry, represented the West Indies for 20 years between 1954 and 1974. Captain of the ‘Rest of the World XI’ team during their 1970 tour of England, Sobers made his debut in first-class cricket aged 16, progressing on to play 383 first-class matches, amassing over 28,000 runs and taking over 1000 wickets. Knighted in 1975, Sobers has become a wonderful after dinner speaker and cricket speaker, proving to be a popular addition to events across the globe.
Named ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Century’ in 2000, Sobers has enjoyed a distinguished career including breaking the record for the highest test score, scoring 365- aged only 21. Regarded as a ‘National Hero of Barbados’ by their Parliament in 1998, Sobers is a national treasure, and cricketing icon; this makes his stature as a cricket speaker and after dinner speaker even more desirable and sought after. An accomplished man both in his profession, and throughout his life, Sobers is an articulated wordsmith who manages to convey his thoughts into words seamlessly and in such a way that he leaves the audience fully engaged.
Playing with a style that was both elegant yet powerful, Garry Sobers is a cricketing talent which will live long in the memory of those following the game. A man of integrity and passion for his sport, Sobers has become a real hit within the cricket speaker circuit. Telling tales about his journey through Cricket, from the backstreets of Bridgetown, to International sporting stardom, Sobers offers talks as an after dinner speaker which will captivate any sports fan; his strength of mind to reach the top helps him to stand out as a desirable cricket speaker, a fantastic addition to any event.
A cricketing icon, Garry Sobers is perfect addition to any event as a cricket speaker, engaging and mesmerise the audience.
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Sir Garfield has been the main attraction at a number of Mazars events in the recent past and has always proved to be a real star performer. Not only is he a legend of the game of cricket he is also a real gentleman and true professional in all senses of the word, always keen to make new friends and never shy to engage with and entertain guests of all age groups and backgrounds. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services unreservedly as you will not be disappointed. – Chris Darlington, Mazars