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Rob Key & Simon Hughes to headline 275 Gala Dinner

Rob Key & Simon Hughes to headline 275 Gala Dinner

David Patton9 Feb - 11:19
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The orginal 'Analyst', Simon Hughes, now successful TV producer and podcaster will interview ex-Kent and England legend, Rob Key at our Gala Dinner.

I haven’t set the world alight but I’ve hung around with people who have.
- 'The Analyst' Simon Hughes

Don't miss your chance to listen to two of the sharpest and most thoughtful guys in English cricket today - Rob Key and Simon Hughes.

At our 275 Gala Dinner on 13th April (details here) 'The Analyst' Simon Hughes will be our after dinner host and will take time to interview Kent and England legend, and current Director of England Cricket, Rob Key on all things cricket on the field and off. The interview and Q&A will also be recorded live as part of his highly sucessful podcast series, 'The Analyst Inside Cricket' ("available on all good podcast platforms" - says Simon!).

There is a chance that Simon and Rob might also be joined by another surprise special guest - but we will have to wait until nearer the time to find out more.


About Rob Key

As county captain for seven years, Rob was the face of Kent cricket for more than a decade appearing in over 500 matches during an 18 year career. A fluent number three batter, Rob earned an England call up in 2002 and won 15 Test caps, the highlight being a stylish double hundred against the West Indies at Lord’s. He continued to score heavily right up to his retirement in 2015 (in his match against Glamorgan he made 94 and 158) after which he joined Sky Sports as a sharp and insightful pundit. He left Sky to take up his current job as England’s director of cricket in 2022, his initial act being to appoint Ben Stokes as captain and Brendon McCullum as he coach. So he is the true architect of Bazball. A Sky commentary position awaits when he tires of administration.

About Simon Hughes

Simon took 750 wickets for Middlesex and Durham during a 15 year career in which he won four county championship titles and five one day cups. Since then he has written extensively for newspapers and produced 10 books on cricket, most notably A Lot of Hard Yakka which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. But he is best known in the broadcast world as The Analyst for his commentary and analysis on the game for Channel 4, Channel 5 and BBC, and he now presents the popular Analyst Inside Cricket podcast. He also produces the TV analysis on the Cricket World Cup for Sky and the ICC and co-wrote the documentary The Greatest Game a film celebrating England’s 2019 World Cup triumph now showing on BBC iPlayer. He says “I haven’t set the world alight but I’ve hung around with people who have.”

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