Sir Ian Botham


Sir Ian Botham OBE is a retired international cricketer who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever all-rounders. Now spending a lot of his time as a pundit and commentator, Botham uses his expertise and knowledge of the sport to captivate viewers across the world. Also a cricket speaker, Botham possesses wonderful presenting skills and can inspire audiences for any type of event or occasion

A winner of many awards due to his star-studded career, Botham is no stranger to success. In 2018, Botham was named in England’s greatest Text XI by the ECB following England’s 1000th Test Match. A unique sporting career, Botham also spent time as a professional footballer for Yeovil Town and Scunthorpe United before leaving the sport behind to focus on his beloved cricket.

Throughout his career, Botham played for a number of different county teams. He started his career out at Somerset in 1974 and would play for the West Country side until 1986. He then played overseas in Australia for state side Queensland before the English season started and he played for Worcestershire. Ending his career at Durham, Botham has built a great relationship with the county and is now the current chairman.

During his international career, Botham played 102 test matches and 116 one day internationals, In this time, he scored 14 centuries and over 7,000 runs with the bat, as well as taking 27 five-wicket hauls and over 500 wickets. An extraordinary career and an exceptional talent, Botham often talks about his sporting success throughout his time as a cricket speaker. For over two years of his international career, Botham was the all-time leading wicket-taker in test cricket, he was also the first player ever to score a century and take ten wickets in a single test match.

One of the greatest cricketers England has ever produced and a fine gentleman, Botham now spends a lot of his time inspiring audiences with his gripping after dinner speeches. Using his presenting skills from his time as a commentator, Botham has impeccable skills guaranteed to add that extra bit of impetus to your event. When at events, Botham often discusses achieving goals and maximising success.

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

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Sporting Success
  • International Cricket
  • Test Cricket
  • Performing Under Pressure

Watch Ian on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories here: