Brendon McCullum’s remarkable career and achievements have been recognised in many ways since his retirement from the BLACKCAPS in 2016. The latest of these is his delivery of the annual MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture from Lord’s.

Brendon is the latest in a line of high profile people to be selected to deliver this prestigious oration, starting with Richie Benaud in 2001 and including our own Martin Crowe in 2006.

Watch sections from McCullum’s speech below (via the Lord’s You Tube account).


Previous Spirit of Cricket Lecturers:

Year Lecturer
2001 Richie Benaud
2002 Barry Richards
2003 Sunil Gavaskar
2004 Clive Lloyd
2005 Geoffrey Boycott
2006 Martin Crowe
2007 Christopher Martin-Jenkins
2008 Reverend Dr Desmond Tutu
2009 Adam Gilchrist
2010 Imran Khan
2011 Kumar Sangakkara
2012 Tony Greig
2013 Simon Taufel
2014 Sir Ian Botham
2015 Rod Marsh