Alec Stewart is the most capped English cricketer of all time and one of the greatest ever wicketkeeping-batsmen. In 133 Tests, he scored 8463 runs at an average 39.54 and added another 4677 runs in 170 One Day Internationals. Born in Merton Park, he followed his father, Micky Stewart, into the Surrey and England teams.
In 2000 he became only the fourth player to score a century in his 100th Test, and he is one of only a handful of batsmen to have scored a century in both innings of a Test match. He kept wicket in 82 of his Tests, and as a specialist opening batsman averaged 46.90 in 51 Tests, including nine centuries. An OBE, he captained England 15 times and had the unusual experience of skippering the side, opening the innings and playing behind the stumps all in the same Test.
A considered and witty talker, Alec is a regular broadcaster and has an array of fascinating stories about his experiences on and off the cricket field.