Former Captain, Australian Test Cricket Team
Former cricketer Kim Hughes is the only West Australian to have captained the Australian test cricket team on a full-time basis. He was captain for several years in the early/mid eighties. Regarded as the most dashing batsman of his generation, Kim drew vast crowds to cricket with his audacious and breath-taking stroke play.
He led Australia in 28 test matches and played in 70 tests (scoring around 4,500 runs at an average of 37.41, with nine test centuries) and 97 ODIs between 1977 and 1985.
Kim was considered one of the most attractive middle order stroke masters to wear the baggy green cap. As well as being outstanding in the field, he was one of the first generation who had to combine the tasks of playing one day and test cricket.
Kim is very high profile in Perth through his role as a cricket commentator for Channel Nine and a sporting broadcaster on Radio 6PR (Perth’s equivalent of 2UE). He is also managing director of a company in the building industry and was a state selector for the WA Cricket Association.
Kim Hughes now entertains audiences as a passionate, inspirational and much sought-after speaker on cricketing and corporate matters. Kim’s presentations are entertaining, informative and motivational and include many humorous anecdotes.
Kim Hughes talks about:
- FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real
- The Best is Yet to Be
- The Best Made Ducks of all Tim
Apart from being quite humorous he mixed well and spoke to a number of clients
-Fiducian Financial Services
Kim Hughes attended the Mingenew Spring Field Day on September 4 in Mingenew, as a special guest speaker. He delighted growers with numerous anecdotes from his days as one of the Australian cricket legends and more recent stories as a dad and community member. He was given the hard task of keeping the crowd motivated after lunch and succeeded beyond expectations. Kim also generously posed and autographed pictures. All throughout the day, Kim was down to earth, approachable, funny and was very well received by our growers, industry and research partners and sponsors. MIG would like to thank him for the great job he did and would not hesitate to use him again.