David Gower OBE

David Gower OBE

David Gower had an 18 year playing career in professional county cricket with Leicestershire and Hampshire.

A left handed batsman with a laid back stlye he was one of the top players of his generation. He played in over 400 first class games scoring over 26,000 runs.

David made his test debut for England in 1978 against Pakistan and went on to play in 117 test matches scoring over 8000 runs. he also captained his country on 32 occasions.

Since retiring from the game he has enjoyed a new career as a cricket braodcaster and television personality.

He was one of the team captains on the popular BBC comedy sports quiz, “They Think it’s All Over” and he also presented four series of the BBC 2 cricket magazine show, “Gowers Cricket Monthly”, and at the same time he was one of the BBC’s main cricket commentatotrs.

Currently he is the main presenter of international cricket coverage for Sky Sports.