Matthew Hoggard MBE is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. He still captains and plays for Leicestershire County Cricket club who he joined in 2009, after departing from his home county of Yorkshire.
After making his debut for Yorkshire in 1996, Matthew was finally called to play for England 4 years later and has represented his country 93 times in total. 2006 was an impressive year for Matthew, he was awarded an MBE in the New years Honours list as well as being voted Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. He was also officially ranked the 4th best Test Match bowler in the world and became the 10th England bowler to take 200 Test wickets.
Matthew's International career finished in 2008 and since then as well as being a key player for Leicestershire County, he also spends much of his time coaching and taking part in after dinner speaking. Portraying his enthusiasm and passion for cricket and his time on the field.
Just a quick note to say thanks for your help in organising Matthew for our dinner. We had a great night and were well entertained with Hoggys humourus cricketing stories delivered with typical Yorkshire gusto, would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who asks how he was.
Look forward to future business with yourself for next years dinner.
Hon Secretary West Tyne Cricket League