Farewell to Steve Gray after 10 years


Time to pay tribute to long-serving keeper/batsman Stephen Gray who is leaving Swardeston after 10 years.

Steve has moved house back to near Fakenham from South Norfolk with his family and will be turning out for Fakenham CC this season.

Over his nine seasons with Swardeston, Steve recorded:

  • Matches – 335
  • Runs – 9636
  • 100s – 16
  • 50s – 48
  • 1000 runs in a season 6 times
  • Three 200 partnerships
  • Nine 150-200 partnerships
  • HS 174 v Fakenham (Carter Cup 2017, Common)
  • Catches 335
  • Stumpings 79

Swardeston chair Stuart Bartram said: “Steve joined us from Fakenham in 2012 and the club has recorded a remarkable number of achievements since then. Steve played an important, pivotal part in that success. I don’t think anyone here will ever forget those glorious few months in 2019 when we recorded the first-ever national club double. But there have been so many other key memories as well. Steve delivered an incredible contribution with both bat and the gloves for us and will be a very hard act to follow.”

Steve said: “The club has been so supportive to me and my family and Swardeston will always be my club. Swardeston is a special place due to the people that are there. I hope to stay in contact with you all. I wish Swardeston every success and I hope you know I will be the club’s number one supporter.”

  • Swardeston will be announcing the signing of our new 1st XI wicketkeeper/batsman in the coming days.
Mark Thomas presents Stephen Gray with Chris Bean Cup for the Premier XI player of the year for 2015.
Stephen Gray receives the John Betts Cup for outstanding performance of the year from club captain Peter Thomas
Stephen Gray receives the John Betts Cup for outstanding performance of the year for 2013 from club captain Peter Thomas.

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