Motivational Keynote Speaker
James ‘Jimmy’ Anderson OBE is England’s most successful bowler of all time. He made his first-class debut for Lancashire at the age of 19, his England ODI debut at 20 and has become an integral part of England’s rise to the number one Test team in the world.
“no Englishman in the history of the game has more International wickets”
James’ skills as a prolific fast bowler have been particularly apparent in Test cricket where his command of swing bowling, especially on his home grounds, has been the stuff of artistry, bearing comparison with any swing bowler in any age. England’s player of the year in 2012, no Englishman in the history of the game has more International wickets than James.
Off the cricket pitch, James co-hosts popular podcast Tailenders for BBC Radio 5 Live alongside writer and cricket fanatic Felix White & Radio1’s Greg James. He has also released his own book Jimmy – My Story in 2012 that documented the highs and lows of his cricket career through injury and triumph.
James has successful brand partnerships with a number of key brands including Adidas, Slazenger and Thomas Cook Sport. James has previously worked with Wellman, Brut and various other lifestyle brands. James also has a keen interest in fashion and, in the Summer of 2014, released his own 22-piece capsule collection in conjunction with Chess London.
Not one to shy away from something new, James executive produced the documentary Warriors following a group of young Maasai who, in a remote region of Kenya, have remarkably formed a cricket team. They relate the sport to their traditional hunting techniques – the ball is the spear, the bat is the shield – and their flowing red robes in full flight are an awesome sight. The film follows the team as they pursue their dream of reaching England, the home of cricket, and test themselves in the amateur Last Man Stands World Championship.
James is a proud ambassador for the following charities – Nordoff Robbins, The James Milner Foundation and the LCCC Foundation.