Former England cricket captain who became a national hero in the Ashes series victory over Australia in 2005. Masterminded a remarkable revival in the fortunes of the England team. A Lancastrian who played for Yorkshire, he was appointed England Test captain in July 2003. Under him England won six Test series in succession, beating the West Indies (twice), New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh and Australia. In total he captained England in 51 Test matches, winning 26, the most by any England captain. Now a cricket writer and an ambassador for the charitable Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. He is a member of Wilmslow golf club. This is his 13th Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.