Simon Hughes was a professional cricketer for 15 years winning 9 major titles with Middlesex before embarking on a career in the media.
Simon’s media career started in newspaper journalism and progressed into writing books, one of which – A Lot of Hard Yakka – won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.
He then moved into TV and became known as The Analyst for his ground-breaking work on Channel 4’s cricket coverage, winning two Baftas for his unique way of explaining the game.
It changed the way sport was covered on TV.
Simon Hughes is now The Analyst on Channel 5’s cricket coverage and on BBC’s Test Match Special.
He also writes for The Times and as, editor of The Cricketer Magazine, has been nominated as ‘Sports Magazine Editor of the Year’.
‘Simon did a great job at our recent sports dinner with a hugely entertaining and insightful speech about life as a sportsman and a big effort to work the room afterwards.’
Rob Jendy, chairman Kineton CC
As a guest speaker, Simon can deliver cricket after-dinner speeches and also keynote presentations.
‘One of the best talks I have ever heard’
Gerald Corbett, chairman MCC
His motivational talk entitled Five Things I Wish I’d Known is a funny yet poignant human story relaying the mistakes he made as a cricketer and highlighting the philosophies he has acquired from playing and working with leading sportsmen that have given him a highly successful second career.