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Micky Stewart
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Micky Stewart

England
Micky Stewart

INTL CAREER: 1962 - 1964

Full Name

Michael James Stewart

Born

September 16, 1932, Herne Hill, London

Age

88y 281d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

TEAMS

Wisden Overview
A dapper, courageous opening batsman and specialist short-leg fielder who had excelled in schools' cricket, Micky Stewart almost became a Kent player when he was offered a contract by them at the end of his national service, subject to Surrey having no objection. Surrey decided to sign him, and the following year (1954) he made his debut, scoring 109 against the Pakistanis in his second match for them. Almost immediately he became a fixture in the all-conquering Surrey side that was in the middle of a record run of seven Championships. While his batting was sound, his fielding was outstanding. In 1957 he ended the season with 77 catches (one short of Walter Hammond's record), including a world-record seven in an innings at Northampton. Stewert made his England debut against Pakistan in 1962 aged almost 30, and remained in the side for eight Tests, touring India in 1963-64 as vice-captain. He had to return home early from that trip owing to illness and he was never recalled to the side. His success at county level continued, and between 1963 and his retirement in 1972 he was Surrey's captain, leading them to the Championship in 1971. In 1979 he returned to The Oval as manager (overseeing the early years of son Alec's career) and in 1986 he was appointed manager of the England side in Australia with a brief to oversee discipline, fitness and technical supervision. He remained in the role until 1992, carrying his duties out with typical efficiency and thoroughness, but mixed success. Despite being offered a new contract, he left to take up the post of director of coaching and excellence at the ECB until his retirement in 1997. Stewart was also a talented footballer, playing as an inside-left for Charlton Athletic, Wimbledon and Corinthian-Casuals, once arriving back from a private tour of the Caribbean just half-an-hour too late to play in an Amateur Cup final replay for the Casuals. Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test81213858735.0002260
FC5308989326491227*32.90491326350
List A75722117210116.7413240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
FC5301369911/499.00136.0000
List A75140----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1954 - 1972
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1972

Photos


Cover image of Stephen Chalke's <i>Micky Stewart and the Changing Face of Cricket</i>
Alec Bedser is presented with a commemorative Almanack on the 60th anniversary of his being named one of the Five Cricketers of the Year
David Gower attends a press conference on the Saturday night of the Lord's Test with Micky Stewart. Gower decided that the play <i>Anything Goes</i> at the theatre was a better option
Former England captain Mike Brearely sits with current captain John Emburey and manager Micky Stewart in the balcony, and bowler Derek Pringle stands at the back
Micky Stewart hits out during practice
Micky Stewart