Chris Cowdrey and his legendary father Lord (Colin) Cowdrey were only the second father and son to captain England. Chris followed his father into the Kent and England teams, and was Kent skipper for four seasons from 1986. Farnborough-born Chris scored 101 runs in his six Tests and has a career haul of 12252 runs at an average 31.90. In 1992 he played one wind-down season with Glamorgan before announcing his retirement.

He is a regular broadcaster with TalkSport, and his after-dinner speeches give an interesting insight into being the son of a famous cricketer and learning to live in the shadow. Chris is in demand as a motivational speaker and one of his highlights was being invited by Prime Minister John Major to deliver an after dinner speech in India aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia following an anglo-Indian conference.

He is a born raconteur.