Nicknamed "Judge", former right-handed batsman for England from 1988 to 1996, captain of Hampshire from 1998 to 2002.
He was born in Durban and played in his first test at Headingley in 1988.
He scored 167 against Australia in 1993, which became the highest score recorded by a batsman on a losing side.
His older brother Chris has also played professional cricket.
He shared a century partnership with fellow batsman Allan Lamb in his Test debut.