Affectionately known as the 'gaffer' of English cricket, Alec Stewart is the most capped England cricketer of all time with 118 international appearances. When he was in full flow, there were few who could match him. Relying on touch, he was in his element against the quicks, cover-driving with a neat flourish and pulling with panache - most memorably when he thundered two centuries during England's storming of 'fortress' Bridgetown in 1993-94.
He 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 - against South Africa in the summer of 2003 - was hosted at The Oval, his home ground, in which he scored 38, but more importantly to a man like Alec Stewart, England won.
Alec works as a regular cricket analyst on Radio 5 live and across Sky Sports and the BBC's cricket coverage. He also remains close to Surrey cricket club as an ambassador and is 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 very talented footballer who could have had a career in the game. As a keen Chelsea fan he follows them across Europe.