Alec Stewart: Biography highlights
Alec Stewart made 133 Test match appearances and 170 ODI appearances in his 14-year international cricket career.
Full biography of Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart’s Background
- England’s second most capped test player
- Has England’s third highest amount of ODI caps
- Currently is Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC
- Surrey CCC have named the gates at the Vauxhall End of the Oval after him, the Alec Stewart Gates
- Attributes: Loyal, Professional, Committed
Alec Stewart succeeded Mike Atherton as England cricket captain in 1998, promptly leading England to a momentous win against South Africa, their first in a major series for 12 years. During his time in charge, Alec made history as the first man to simultaneously captain, keep wicket and open the batting for a side in Test cricket.
Alec has been a Surrey stalwart for over 20 years, making his debut in 1981 as an opening batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He finished his Test career having kept wicket in 82 of his 133 matches. Since his retirement, Alec has taken on the role of Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, working as both a coach and sitting on the clubs Executive Board.
Alec, who was awarded an MBE in 1998 and an OBE in 2003, works as an analyst for Sky Sports and the BBC and is also an ambassador for Clydesdale Bank. He is an experienced and popular host and after dinner speaker and enjoys giving motivational talks and lively Q&A panels.