Wessex Charity Awards



David Gower

We were delighted to welcome David Gower as our host at the 2012 Awards event at the Winchester Guildhall.

david-gowerDAVID GOWER, OBE was one of the most brilliant and gifted of English Test batsmen during his 18-year career, which began as an 18-year old at Leicestershire in 1975 and concluded with a 4-year spell at Hampshire. His presence at the wicket was described as a “rare combination of flair, spontaneity and natural talent”.

David made his Test debut in 1978 and went on to play in a further 116 Tests, 32 as captain of England, between 1984 and 1989. During his Test career, he amassed 8,231 runs, which made him the third highest Test match runs scorer for England, behind only Alec Stewart and Graham Gooch.

Overall, he enjoyed one of the most prolific first-class cricket careers, during which he achieved a world ranking of No. 1.  In 2009, he was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

Since retiring as a player, David has enjoyed a new career as a cricket broadcaster and TV personality.  He also writes for the Sunday Times.

David is a Patron of the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation and a patron of Save (Australia).

In addition to enjoying skiing and tennis, he is also a member of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club.