Alec Stewart OBE (England and Surrey Cricket Legend)

Alec is the fourth highest capped English cricketer of all time in Test matches and the third highest in One Day Internationals having played in 133 Tests and 170 ODIs. He also captained his country, during which time he had the unusual distinction of captaining the side, opening the batting and keeping wicket. Alec also represented Surrey CCC for 22 years and the gates at the Vauxhall End have been named in his honour.

1. How are you keeping fit and busy during lockdown? 

I have a fitness routine that I generally stick to, despite my old age! Running, bike, weights and stretching.

2. What are you missing most during lockdown?

Life as we used to know it without the huge concerns connected with the epidemic.

3. Which country (or place) do you most enjoy touring?

Australia, despite them being the best team in the world at the time and beating us regularly! The West Indies was also a great place to tour, especially Barbados.

4. Who is the best player you played against?

Brian Lara as a batsman, Malcolm Marshall as a fast bowler, Shane Warne as a spinner and Ian Healy as a keeper.

5. Who is the best player you played on the same team as?

Graham Gooch.

6. What was your favourite moment in your career?

My England debut. It was a dream come true.

7. Who was your childhood idol?

John Hollins of Chelsea FC. He was a great player and he played for the best football club in the world.

8. What’s the first thing you are going to do when the lockdown restrictions are lifted?

Go out to a restaurant with loads of family and friends.