Syd Lawrence

Syd Lawrence

3 stars

  • Available For Golf Days As Well As After Dinner Speaker

Allan Lamb signed from Western Province as an unknown by Northamptonshire as their overseas player in 1978, he was chugging along nicely when Ken Turner, their secretary, persuaded him that South Africa were years away from returning to Test cricket and that he should invoke his English-born parents to play for England. He never lost his accent nor his attitudes – but Lamb was to be a fixture of the England middle order for the next decade. Small, stocky, aggressive, he had a correct technique, power in his shots and a gift for needling the bowlers. Lamb captained England in three Tests and captained Northampton CC from 1989 to 1994.  In 1995, he came close to taking Northamptonshire to their first Championship.

Allan’s impressive international cricketing career, spanning the decade 1982-92, included 79 test matches for England and 128 one day internationals. Alan scored 4654 test runs with 14 centuries and 33502 first class runs, scoring 89 first class hundreds.

Allan is a very popular speaker at Corporate Events, Dinners, Lunches and Golf Days.