- A Renowned After Dinner Speaker & Has Led Many Seminars & Discussion Groups In Leadership, Teamwork & Management
- Well Suited For Cricket Club Dinners
John Barclay was born in 1954 in Bonn, West Germany, the son of a diplomat. A highly successful schoolboy cricketer at Eton, he first played for Sussex at the age of 16.
Two years later he joined the Sussex staff as a promising all-rounder, going on to captain the county from 1981 until 1986 when he retired.
He has also managed several England touring sides:
1993 England U19 Tour Manager to Sri Lanka.
1994 England ‘A’ team Tour Manager to India and Bangladesh.
1995/6 England Tour Assistant Manager to Ray Illingworth in South Africa.
1996 World Cup in India and Pakistan
1996/7 England Tour Manager to Zimbabwe and New Zealand
John has been a member of the MCC Committee and for five years chaired the E.C.B. Cricket Coaches Association. Today, he is Chairman of the Cricket Committee and the Sussex Cricket Board at Sussex County Cricket Club and President of the English Schools Cricket Association. The majority of his time, however, is spent at Arundel where he is Director of Cricket and Coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation. He is able to give young people from all parts of the country, some of them disabled or partially sighted and most of them from inner city areas, the chance to broaden their education and enhance their lives through cricket and coaching. To date, more than 250,000 youngsters have benefited from the scheme.
John has published two books, The Appeal of the Championship (2002) and Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard (2008) – Fairfield Books, Bath
John is a renowned after dinner speaker and has led many seminars and discussion groups in leadership, teamwork and management, always taken from his own personal experiences as a player/manager and coach. John is well suited for Cricket Club Dinners.