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In a first class career that spanned two decades, Ed Giddins played first class cricket for Sussex, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Surrey, where he was part of the County Championship winning team of 2002. He made his international debut in 1999 against New Zealand and represented his country in 4 Test Matches. In 2000 he was named man of the match after taking 5 for 15 for England against Zimbabwe at Lords.
Ed is now an internationally renowned poker expert and has commentated on the game for Sky Sports. He is also an ambassador for the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA), in this capacity he plays and fundraises for the PCA benevolent fund.
Ed has a record of achieving unusually high bids due to a combination of humour and a gentle persuasive style which allures him to the audience and ensures that the whole room is entertained during what is arguably the most important part of most charity functions.
Ed has direct links to many of the past and present "superstar" cricketers. He hosts a Q&A style interview, with or without audience participation.
Ed has played with and against the best cricketers of his generation and has fantastic anecdotes which have proved very entertaining and insightful at cricket club dinners, whether it be a pre-season fundraiser or an end of season celebration/commiseration. He tailors each performance in conjunction with the club and speeches range from tame to VERY risque depending on client requirements.
For corporate events, Ed has also developed a highly motivational speech based around the 6 lessons he didn't learn during his 14 seasons as a professional cricketer.