Graham Stevenson

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Graham Stevenson
Personal information
Full name Graham Barry Stevenson
Born (1955-12-16)16 December 1955
Ackworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 21 January 2014(2014-01-21) (aged 58)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 15 February 1980 v India
Last Test 27 March 1981 v West Indies
ODI debut 14 January 1980 v Australia
Last ODI 26 February 1981 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973–1986 Yorkshire
1987 Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 4 188 225
Runs scored 28 43 3,965 1,794
Batting average 28.00 43.00 20.33 13.00
100s/50s –/– –/– 2/16 –/2
Top score 27* 28* 115* 81*
Balls bowled 312 192 26,668 10,191
Wickets 5 7 488 307
Bowling average 36.60 17.85 28.84 23.07
5 wickets in innings 18 4
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 3/111 4/33 8/57 5/27
Catches/stumpings –/– 2/– 18/2 4/–
Source: CricInfo, 24 May 2009

Graham Barry Stevenson (16 December 1955 – 21 January 2014) was an English cricketer, who played in two Tests and four One Day Internationals from 1980 to 1981.[1]

His county cricket career was spent mainly with Yorkshire and, latterly, Northamptonshire.

Life and career[edit]

Stevenson was born in 1955 in Ackworth, West Riding of Yorkshire.[2] He was a right-armed fast bowler, who also found occasional success as a right-handed lower order batsman, and very occasional wicket-keeper; playing for Yorkshire from 1973 to 1986, and for Northamptonshire in 1987. Stevenson took 488 first-class wickets in 188 games at an average of 28.84, with an additional 307 wickets in the one day game. He scored two first-class centuries, with a top score of 115 not out. With that innings, Stevenson became only the eighth No. 11 to make a first-class hundred, in a partnership of 149 with Geoffrey Boycott against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1982. That partnership remains Yorkshire's all-time record for the tenth wicket.[3]

Stevenson made all his international appearances on tour with England. He travelled to Australia and India in 1979–80, and to the West Indies in 1980–81. He made his One Day International debut in Australia, in the World Series Cup, taking four wickets and scoring 28 not out in a winning cause.[1]

Stevenson died of complications of a stroke on 21 January 2014.[4] He was 58.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Graham Stevenson". CricInfo. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 162. ISBN 1-869833-21-X. 
  3. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  4. ^ "Graham Stevenson: Former Yorkshire and England player dies". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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