Derek Randall

Derek Randall

International Cricketer, After Dinner Speaker and Match Day Host

In Derek Randall's Nottinghamshire career, which lasted from 1972 to 1983, he hit 1,000 runs in a season eight times and scored two double centuries. His highest score of 209 against Middlesex in 1979 was accompanied by 146 in the same game.

Even at the ripe old age of 49, he was turning out for Suffolk in the 2000 season and played in the NatWest Trophy. He finally hung up his bat in 2001, aged 50. He was also coach of Cambridge University. It was said of Derek Randall that he could catch swallows.

Watching him patrolling the covers, you could almost believe it. It was his anticipation and speed over the ground rather than strength of arm that made him such a wonderful fielder – he would often run batsmen out simply by outpacing them to the wicket and whipping off the bails. With Randall on one side of the wicket and David Gower on the other, few batsmen chanced quick singles against England.

Now Derek spends him time entertaining the crowds in the corporate lounge prior to and during a match day as well as giving after dinner talks up and down the country.

To hire Derek Randall ex professional cricketer and England International as the cricket speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

Fees quoted are only an indication of what you might have to pay, and in no way constitute an offer of any kind. In some cases overnight accommodation, travel expenses and VAT may be charged in addition to the fee.

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