George Walker appointed a club Trustee


Delighted to announce that George Walker has been appointed as a trustee of Swardeston Cricket Club.

George has been a long-time member at Swardeston and will join the seven other trustees on the Charitable Organised Corporation which governs the club.

George Walker.

Chair Stuart Bartram said: “Since our former chair Mark Taylor made the decision to step down as both chair and a trustee in 2018 we have been working towards the appointment of a new trustee to take us back to our original number of eight.

“We are thrilled that George has accepted our invitation to serve the club in this way. George has been a much-valued member of Swardeston ever since he joined as a 16-year-old in 2000. We are looking forward to his contribution alongside a fantastic playing career which we are glad to report is still going strong.

“Aged 38 George is considerably younger than his fellow trustees, apart from Mark Thomas, and we are pleased to be able to bring a younger voice to the table.”

George is now 2nd XI captain at Swardeston after a distinguished career in the 1st XI and for Norfolk too, where he was captain from 2010-2012. While with Norfolk he recorded match figures of 9-48 and 7-48 in a single game vs Cambridgeshire in 2009. These were the best figures for Norfolk since the war.

George spent three years with Leicestershire in two spells, making his first-class debut for the county against Kent in the 2002 County Championship. In the following season, he made two further first-class appearances against Nottinghamshire and Sussex. While studying at Loughborough University, George made a first-class appearance in 2004 for Loughborough UCCE against Sussex.

George returned to Minor Counties cricket with Norfolk in 2005. Following an injury to off-spinner Jigar Naik during the 2009 season, he was invited back to Leicestershire as cover for Naik, and after taking five wickets for Leicestershire 2nd XI, he was selected to play for the team in their County Championship match against Derbyshire. He made two further first-class appearances in that season, against Middlesex and Essex.

George has played more than 500 games for Swardeston, making over 5600 runs and taking more than 830 wickets although the actual numbers are expected to be higher for games played before play cricket began recording.

George said: “It is a real honour to have been asked to become a trustee of Swardeston CC and I was delighted to say yes straight away. I hope that I can provide some valuable input in shaping and progressing the club in the years to come. I have loved playing the game for Swardeston since i was 16 and have met many good friends along the way.”

Swardeston CC Trustees: Stuart Bartram, Tony Bailey, Lee Beadman, Kevin Cooper, David Thomas, Mark Thomas, Peter Thomas, George Walker.

George was named 2nd XI player of the month for April/May 2022.
Back where it all started in 2000.

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