Monday, December 4th, 2023


Prolific batter and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion, Mark Ramprakash, will be the Worcestershire Cricket Society’s guest speaker at their final winter cricket evening of 2023 on Tuesday, December 12 in the Graeme Hick Pavilion (7.30pm).

Ramprakash was one of the most prolific batters of his generation in English first class cricket.

He was the last player to score 100 first class hundreds, becoming the 25th person to achieve it and following in the footsteps of Worcestershire legend Graeme Hick who was the 24th.

Ramprakash ended his career with 35,659 first class runs at an average of 53.14 with 114 centuries and 147 fifties and he played in 52 Tests, scoring 2,350 runs.

In 2003, Ramprakash became the first player to score a century against all 18 counties when he achieved this for Surrey against his former county, Middlesex.

Three years later he hit his career best 301 not out against Northamptonshire and in that same season passed 2,000 first class runs – the first Englishman to achieve it since himself in 1995 – in just 20 innings.

He was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers’ Of The Year for 2007 and awarded an MBE in 2013.

Away from the crease, Ramprakash attracted a new fan base with his performance in Series Four Of the BBC TV programme ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2006, following on from 2005 winner Darren Gough.

Ramprakash and partner, Karen Hardy, defeated England rugby union star, Matt Dawson and his partner, in the final.

A reminder that this is a ‘members only’ meeting and places need to be reserved in advance with Society Secretary, Mike Hitchings (by phone on 07979 464715 or email