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Alec Stewart

Former England cricketer, Alec Stewart,”The Gaffer”, is now a popular cricket analyst on BBC TV, Sky and Radio 5 Live. He is also a popular after dinner and motivational speaker with his `Leave Nothing to Chance’ presentation.

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The most capped English cricketer of all time – in both Test matches and One Day Internationals Affectionately known as the ‘gaffer’ of English cricket, Alec is the most capped England cricketer of all time. When Stewart was in full flow, there were few who could match him. Relying on touch, he was in his element against the quick bowlers, 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 was at The Oval in which he scored 38, but more importantly to a man like Stewart, England won. He will go down as one of England’s greatest ever all-rounders and he has been missed in the team since he retired.

With his vast experience & respect within the sporting world, Alec has a lot to offer on leadership & 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 for an after dinner occasion. “… please could you pass on our enormous thanks to him for presenting at our IPC Leadership Conference last week. His session was ‘spot-on’, exactly what we’d hoped for and we’ve had so many positive comments from our participants. We also really appreciate the time he spent signing autographs for our keen cricket fans too! Please do let him know that we’re really grateful to him for making our conference such a huge success.” Leadership Conference on behalf of The International Primary Curriculum.

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