Monday, July 8th, 2024

Former England Captain Alec Stewart to speak at Joe Leach Gala Lord’s Dinner

Alec Stewart OBE will be the third former England captain to be a guest speaker at the Gala Lord’s Dinner to conclude Worcestershire all-rounder Joe Leach’s Testimonial Year on Friday 22 November.

Stewart will follow in the footsteps of Sir Alastair Cook and Michael Atherton OBE in being part of an evening to remember at the Home Of Cricket.

He played in 133 Tests and 170 One Day Internationals between 1989 and 2003 and was the highest Test run-scorer during the 1990s as well as an accomplished keeper.

Stewart took over as captain from Atherton in 1998 and led England to their first major series win for 12 years, against South Africa.

Stewart, a Wisden Cricketer Of The Year in 1993, scored a total of 8,463 Test and 4,677 List A runs and is now Surrey’s Director Of Cricket, a role he is standing down from at the end of this season.

His role at the Gala Dinner will be as part of the Gold Package Ticket, available for only 40 people, costing £500 per person and including:

*An hour-long tour of Lord’s incorporating its incredible history
*A champagne reception in the home dressing room including a top notch guest speaker (in Alec Stewart.)
*Three course dinner, coffee, half a bottle of wine and water
*The Alastair Cook-Michael Atherton-Simon Hughes (Master Of Ceremonies) Experience

A Standard Package ticket for this superb experience costs £300 per person – or £2,750 for a table of ten – and includes:
*One hour free dinner-drink reception with unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks
*Three course dinner, coffee, half a bottle of wine and water
*The Cook-Atherton-Hughes Experience.

Cook is England’s all-time leading run-scorer in Test cricket with 12,472 at an average of 45.35 in 161 Tests and including 33 centuries.

He captained England between 2012 and 2016 during a 12 year international career which concluded with a century against India at The Oval in 2018.

Atherton preceded Cook in the opening batter role throughout the 1990s and he totalled 7,728 Test runs at 37.69 with 16 hundreds.

He led England from 1993 to 1998 and again briefly shortly before his retirement at the end of the 2001 Ashes. Since then Atherton has become a highly respected journalist with Sky Sports and is the cricket correspondent for The Times.

Anyone wanting to attend this once in a lifetime event should contact Clive O’Donnell by emailing Click here for more information.