Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard to speak at annual cricket dinner


Swardeston CC is proud to host it’s annual cricket stag dinner for the 29th consecutive year and we have secured the services of one of the heroes from that fantastic Ashes winning series of 2005.Matthew Hoggard

We will welcome to Swardeston former England, Yorkshire and Leicestershire bowler Matthew Hoggard.

The dinner will take place at the ground in Swardeston on Wednesday 23 September 2014, 7 for 7.45pm. The ticket price is £45.

Matthew made his debut for Yorkshire in 1996 aged 19. His career got off to a flying start as he led the attack on England’s tour of India in 2001/2002, later that year he took seven wickets for 63 runs against New Zealand. Then, during a successful tour of the West Indies in 2004, he achieved the rare feat of his 1st and England’s 34th Test hat-trick, helping to propel England to their first series victory in the West Indies for 36 years.

His impressive form continued in early 2005 when he took 12 wickets for 205 in the fourth Test Match of the series in South Africa; England’s best figures since Ian Botham’s 13 for 106 against India in 1979/1980.

Going into the 2005 Ashes series, he not only provided a constant threat with his fast, orthodox swing bowling but he also scored eight not out with Ashley Giles against Australia in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, helping England to secure a 2-1 series victory.

A fantastic year in Matthew’s career, 2006 not only saw him named as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year, but he was also officially ranked the 4th best Test Match bowler in the world and became the 10th England bowler to take 200 Test wickets.

In September 2013, Matthew announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing a hugely successful 17-year career to an end.

Matthew will be supported by another top-notch comedian yet to be announced.

Read more about Matthew on his website.

Dinner organiser David Thomas said: “I sincerely hope many will be able to join us for our dinner at what has become a marvellous attraction for the corporate hospitality sector and cricket lovers alike. Tables are for 10 but I will endeavour to accommodate any number people may require.

Date: Wednesday 23 September 2015

Time: 7 for 7.45pm
Where: Swardeston Cricket Club, The Common, Swardeston

Tickets are £45 each and are available from dinner organiser David Thomas, contact details below.

David Thomas
The Grove Barns
Sallow Lane
Framingham Pigot
NR14 7QW
01508 491728 (h)
07778 556092 (m)

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