National selector Geoff Miller is elated with the performance of the English team and their win over Australia at the Ashes at Lords yesterday. With Andrew Strauss as captain and being hailed a hero, the team - Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Jonathan Trott, Matt Prior, Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Steve Harmison - are basking in their glory.
The demand for cricketers as after dinner speakers, conference speakers and facilitators is bound to increase with this victory. Geoff Miller, David Gower, Ian Botham, Darren Gough, Michael Vaughan, Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd, Henry Blofield, Mark Ramprakash, Allan Lamb, Phil Tufnell, Alec Stewart, Dickie Bird, Mike Gatting, Graham Gooch, Chris Cowdrey and others are on the circuit, available for after dinner speaking, keynote speeches, conference facilitating, awards presentations and personal appearances. No doubt many more names will be added to this list including the likes of Freddie Flintoff after such a successful and distinguished cricketing career ending in a blaze of glory.
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