Widely considered to be one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders. Making his debut for his home nation Barbados at the age of 16, Garfield originally mainly played as a bowler before getting promoted higher and higher up the batting order. Sobers scored his maiden test century and 365 not out against Pakistan in 1958, a record that stood for a remarkable 36 years until Brian Lara scored 375.
Made captain of the West Indies in 1965, Sobers would go on to play 93 tests for the side, scoring 8032 runs at an average of 57.78 as well as taking 235 wickets at an average of 34.03. In Sir Garfield’s 383 first-class matches, he scored over 28,000 runs and took over 1000 wickets.
Playing for Nottinghamshire between 1968 to 1974, Sobers was one of the team’s most highly valued members, an attribute he proved by hitting six sixes in one over against Glamorgan in August 1968. This newly formed record would stand for 16 years.
With the ability to bowl both fast and spin, bat to record levels and have an unparalleled fielding nous, Sir Garfield Sobers is a legend of the sport.
Knighted by the Queen in 1975 for his services to cricket, Sobers has also been named one of only ten ‘National Heroes of Barbados’.
Sir Garfield has been associated with the Champions Celebrity agency for a number of years. Since working with Sir Garfield, Champions Celebrity agency have secured media appearances for Sky, organised personal appearances and are set to deliver a seven-date theatre tour with Sir Garfield this summer.