Sir Alec Bedser portrait, 2007 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Mar 27, 2007

    Alec Bedser is presented with a commemorative Almanack on the 60th anniversary of his being named one of the Five Cricketers of the Year © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Mar 17, 1997

    Sir Alec Bedser is knighted at Buckingham Palace © PA Photos

  • Aug 4, 1979

    Ian Botham and Alec Bedser © Getty Images

  • May 13, 1974

    Sir Don Bradman (centre) with two old former England players, Alec Bedser (left) and Norman Yardley at a Lord's Taverners charity evening in London's Hilton hotel © PA Photos

  • Sep 27, 1962

    The Duke of Norfolk shaking hands with England captain Ted Dexter © Getty Images

  • Apr 21, 1961

    Graham McKenzie meets Alec Bedser on board the SS Himalaya after it arrived at Tilbury © Getty Images

  • Aug 30, 1960

    Alec Bedser walks off after his final game for Surrey © Playfair Cricket Monthly

  • Nov 30, 1954

    Alec Bedser turns to see that he has been clean bowled by Ian Johnson © PA Photos

  • 1954

    Alec and Eric Bedser go sight-seeing around Perth © Getty Images

  • Aug 15, 1953

    Alec Bedser dismisses Ron Archer © The Cricketer International

  • Aug 14, 1953

    Len Hutton and Alec Bedser lead England onto the field © Getty Images

  • Aug 1953

    The England side that regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953 © The Cricketer International

  • Jul 4, 1953

    Eric and Alec Bedser © Getty Images

  • Jun 11, 1953

    Alec Bedser © Getty Images

  • Jun 1953

    Alec Bedser leads England off after taking 14 for 99 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Apr 8, 1953

    Sir Alec Bedser, who died aged 91, during a practice session in 1953 © PA Photos

  • Aug 15, 1952

    Alec Bedser puts down a chance off Fred Trueman at The Oval © The Cricketer International

  • May 16, 1952

    Eric Bedser, Arthur McIntyre, Jim Laker and Alec Bedser return to the pavilion after a net at The Oval © Wisden Cricket Monthly