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Cricket Legend Alec Stewart To Visit York


Cricketing legend Alec Stewart visits York next week in his role as an ambassador for Yorkshire Bank.

The former England captain, the most capped cricketer of all time, will meet an invited audience of local business people at Yorkshire Bank’s North Yorkshire Financial Solutions Centre (FSC), Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, on Tuesday May 19.

Alec Stewart, whose career highs included scoring two centuries in Bridgetown in 1993-1994 and leading England to their first major test win for 12 years, against South Africa, will take part in a lunchtime questions and answers session with an audience of bank staff, members and other business people.

Before lunch Alec Stewart, and senior staff from Yorkshire Bank’s North Yorkshire FSC, will visit Bootham School, York, where he will meet cricket-playing pupils for a question and answer session after which he will sign cricket bats.

Yorkshire Bank North Yorkshire FSC managing partner, Martin Ibbetson, says: “We’re grateful that Alec Stewart is giving up time in his busy schedule to inspire young  cricketers and  meet, and talk to local business people. There are many similarities between captaining a successful sports side and running a business and we are sure that the audience will be very interested in what he has to say.”

Yorkshire Bank’s North Yorkshire FSC, covers the whole of York and North Yorkshire, apart from Craven, and has 35 staff at working in multi-discipline banking teams at York and Harrogate including the biggest specialist agri-banking team in the bank’s UK network. Like other Yorkshire Bank FSCs, its uses funding from deposits to support investments in the local community.

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