Yorkshire cricket legend Graham Stevenson dies at age of 58

Graham Stevenson in action

Graham Stevenson in action

First published in Sport

ONE of Yorkshire’s most talented all-rounders, Graham Stevenson, has died at the age of 58.

Stevenson played in 177 first class matches for Yorkshire between 1973 and 1986.

He scored 3,856 runs, with two centuries, and took 464 wickets at an average of 28.56.

Stevenson, who also held on to 73 catches, played twice in Test matches for England and represented his country four times in one-day internationals.

A popular figure at the club, he was mentored by former captain Geoffrey Boycott, who openly admitted that Stevenson was one of his favourite cricketers.

Born in Ackworth, in West Yorkshire, he played in 216 limited overs games for his county – scoring 1,699 runs and taking 260 wickets.

Rememberd for taking 8-57 against Northants in 1980 and 8-65 against Lancashire two years earlier, Stevenson suffered from poor health in recent years and died in hospital following a stroke.

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