Allan Lamb played cricket for Northamptonshire and England; amassing 4,654 test runs, with 14 centuries and 33,502 first class runs in the process. Allan’s successful cricketing and entertaining stories, mean that he is perfect for an after dinner audience, corporate away day or personal appearance.
How It Started
Allan Lamb was born to British parents, in South Africa and started playing cricket back in his home country. At the age of just 18 he played for Western Province, high up the order and he then moved to England to play; after South Africa was banned during Apartheid.
He joined Northampton and played with them for 17 seasons. He had a sturdy technique, and was known for his ability to play top quality fast bowling; which was understandable as he grew up on the fast tracks in South Africa. He also captained England three times and despite being small and stocky, he was aggressive; he had a correct technique, power in his shots and a gift for needling the bowlers.
Although born in South Africa, Allan Lamb was a legendary cricketer who played for England and many teams domestically; both at home and in the UK. A notable star of the game, Allan has published his autobiography ‘Silence of the Lamb’, and has often appeared on TV. Channels such as Channel 5 and Sky Sports, have signed up his punditry skills and analytical nous.
With his former playing peer Ian Botham, he set up the famous English Beef and Lamb Executive. Which designed an advertising campaign for Quality Standard Beef and Lamb. The cartoon characters were very popular on TV and Allan remains a popular sporting personality; who has been on a special Cricketers Edition of ‘The Weakest Link’.
Allan can offer audiences a motivational, lighthearted speech drawing on his rich and successful career.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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