Brearly was raised by his parents along with his family and friends. He joined the City of London School, where he completed his schooling. After that, he moved to St. John's College, Cambridge. There, he was also in the college's cricket team.
After making 76 runs in his debut as a wicketkeeper, Brearley played for more than seven years at Cambridge University. While he was playing for Cambridge University, he was selected for the Marylebone Cricket Club. He was the captain of the MCC Under-25 side in Pakistan. At the time he scored 312 not out against North Zone and 223 against the Pakistan Under-25.
In 1977, Brearley was selected as a captain of England cricket team. When he was serving as the captain, he used to wear a skull cap made of plastic to protect his head and skull.
After three years of his captaincy, Brearley lost his captaincy and handed over to Ian Botham. After a year, Ian Botham resigned from his captaincy and Brearley again became the captain of England’s team. With his hard work and playing skills, he led his team winning numerous trophy and international games. In 1981, he retired from the cricket and began writing books, motivational speaking and also worked as a psychotherapist.
Brearley is a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Mana Sarabhai. The couple initially dated for a while before tieing the knot. The couple is blessed with 2 children. He lives a happily married life along with his wife and children and there are no rumors of divorce between them.
Bearly has captained the England team for several years and has a earned a huge amount of money from his professional cricket career. However, his current net worth has no revealed yet. By looking his career, we can assume that he is worth millions.