With 118 international caps, Alec Stewart is the most capped English Test cricketer of all time. Alec works as a regular cricket analyst on Radio 5 live and across Sky Sports and the BBC's cricket coverage. His keynote speech ‘Leave Nothing to Chance’ is inspirational and challenging.
Affectionately known as the 'gaffer' of English cricket, Alec Stewart OBE, has racked up a solid 118 international caps. He is an inspirational and charismatic after dinner speaker and motivational speaker.
Alec took over the England captaincy from Mike Atherton in 1998 and promptly led the side to its first major series win for 12 years, against South Africa. He hit top form again during the 2000 one-day triangular series, and when he scorched a century in his 100th Test, the sheer length of the standing ovation he received suggested that Stewart had become a national institution.
Against India at Lord's in 2002, he crowned his achievements by becoming England's most-capped Test cricketer, overtaking Graham Gooch's record of 118 matches. Fittingly, his final game was at The Oval in which he scored 38, and took his side to victory.
He will go down as one of England's greatest ever all-rounders and he has been missed in the team since his retirement.
Alec works as a regular cricket analyst on Radio 5 live and across Sky Sports and the BBC's cricket coverage. He has cemented his bond with Surrey cricket club as he is their Director of Cricket. He is also a principle ambassador for Vodafone and their sponsorship with the English cricket team.
He has also appeared on Sky One's The Match and is widely recognised as a talented footballer who could have had a career in the game. As a keen Chelsea fan he follows them across Europe.
With his vast experience and respect within the sporting world, Alec has plenty to offer on leadership and motivational skills. His business focused speech 'Leave Nothing to Chance' mirrors his approach of preparation and dedication. Combined with his natural comic timing, Alec ensures an entertaining, enlightening and thought provoking speech which can also be tailored to after-dinner.