Our Patrons

Alec Stewart OBE

Alec Stewart is the most capped England cricketer of all time.  In 133 tests, he scored 8,463 runs at an average of a shade under 40, and took 263 catches and 14 stumpings.  In all first class cricket, he scored over 26,165 runs at an average of 40, taking 721 catches and 32 stumpings.

Alec’s most memorable moments in his career include scoring two centuries in Bridgetown in 1993-1994 and leading England to their first major test win for 12 years, against South Africa. He received a standing ovation after scoring a century in his 100th test.

Dr Jan Till

Jan Till MBBS,BSc,MD qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London.  She is currently consultant paediatric electrophysiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.  She is the only designated consultant in this field in the country and leads the largest service nationally offering specialist support and provision for children with heart rhythm irregularities.

Jan has developed a major interest in the causes of sudden death in the young and, in particular, Long QT Syndrome.

Jon Batty

Jon was wicket-keeper at Surrey from 1997 to 2009, and joined Gloucestershire in 2010.  He has scored over 9,000 first class runs, including 20 centuries at an average of 32, taken over 550 catches and over 60 stumpings.  He  equalled the world record for most catches in an innings, with eight against Kent at The Oval in 2004.  Jon is involved with taking cricket into the local youth community and while with Surrey was the Community Ambassador from the playing staff.   A large proportion of this role was taken up with the Playing for Success initiative, an after school scheme run in partnership with Lambeth Council and the Department for Education and Skills.