Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Camelia Rainford-Brent is a World Cup Winning Cricketer, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.
Ebony is a former English cricketer who was part of the squad that won the 2009 World Cup, World T20 and Women’s Ashes. Since retiring from sport, Ebony has gone on to a career in the media including becoming a broadcaster and commentator for the flagship BBC programme ‘Test Match Special’, as well as following her passion for personal development as a Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.
Geoff, having scored an impressive 14,000 runs and taking over 1,000 first class wickets is a well known cricket name. He has now been appointed Chairman of Selectors for English Cricket. Throughout his 20 years as a cricket star he played for Derbyshire, Essex, England and Natal. Geoff also had the off pitch quality of making people laugh, his dry Northern humour has his team mates in stitches. This attribute is something Geoff now brings to the after dinner circuit in his interesting and witty speeches and is able to amuse any audience, sporting or not.
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.