Grahame Lloyd

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
About me...

I’ve enjoyed a long and extremely satisfying career as a television and radio journalist working in the areas of news, current affairs and sport and writing eight books about football and cricket. Now semi-retired, I’ve turned my latest book, Howzat? The Six Sixes Ball Mystery, into a talk/one-man show which proves that the world’s most famous – and expensive – cricket ball isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

About my presentation...

I will require the venue to provide a projector and screen and sound system – although I do have a pair of small speakers if required. The talk usually lasts for about an hour.


My fee is £145 within ten miles of my home town Lincoln; for venues further afield I require travel expenses of 25p a mile up to a maximum of £50.

My Contact Details:

01522 542555



This whodunnit? – but with a ball instead of a body – begins with a DVD of Garry Sobers’ feat of hitting the historic six sixes off six balls at Swansea in 1968 before going on, via poems and songs, to reveal the amazing fate of the battered ball sold by Christie’s for £26,400 in 2006.

However, all was not as it seemed. The ball that sold for £26,400 certainly never hurtled down the pitch at Swansea 6 times on that memorable day and I can tell you why that can’t possibly be the ball that Sobers was using.

But why won’t the world’s leading auction house accept that IT’S THE WRONG BALL…?!?!”

What people say about my presentation

A tour of literary festivals in 2018 produced the following reviews “A fabulous evening – thoroughly recommended. (Rye), “a wonderful evening packed full of showmanship, storytelling, intrigue, poetry and song” (Wymondham) and “Bob Dylan and Columbo collide in this fascinating globe-trotting mystery…gloriously entertaining.” (Wellington).

Grahame Lloyd Contact Details:

01522 542555


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