Key moments in Graeme Swann's cricketing career

Some Graeme Swann statistics Photo: ITV News Central

On the day Nottinghamshire and England spinner, Graeme Swann, announced his retirement from all forms of first class cricket, take a look at some of the key statistics and moments in his career.

  • Name: Graeme Swann
  • Born: March 24 1979, Northampton
  • Bowling: Right arm, off-break
  • Batting: Right handed
  • Played for Northamptonshire between 1998 and 2004, scoring his first century in first class cricket against Leicestershire in his first season.
  • Made his England debut in 2000 in a One-Day International against South Africa. He was not recalled for a number of years and his International career seemed over after just one game.
  • Moved to Nottinghamshire in 2005, making his debut against Loughborough UCCE. They went on to win the County Championship in his first season.
  • Came back into the England fold in 2007, playing in four of the five ODIs against Sri Lanka, including a match-winning performance in the third game.
  • England Test debut came against India in Chennai in December 2008.
  • Took the winning wicket in the 2009 Ashes series at The Oval, dismissing Michael Hussey.
  • Awarded a central contract for 2009-10 season.
  • Man of the match in the first two Tests in the 2009/10 tour of South Africa, and leading wicket taker, with 21 wickets throughout the series.
  • First England off-spinner to take 10 wickets in a match since 1956. That performance in Bangladesh took him to second in the World Rankings for bowlers.
  • Helped England to victory in the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.
  • Took 15 wickets in the 2010/11 Ashes series victory in Australia.
  • Promoted to T20 captain in Stuart Broad's absence in 2011.
  • England's most prolific bowler during the tour of India in 2012/13, where the team won a series there for the first time in 28 years.
  • An elbow injury put Swann out of the tour of New Zealand in early 2013, where the series was drawn 0-0. It took two operations to get him back on the field, but Swann has said his arm has not 'felt right' since.
  • He came back from the injury to help England to a 3-0 Ashes victory this summer, taking 26 wickets, again making him the top wicket taker.
  • Played the first three matches in the 2013/14 Ashes tour of Australia, taking only seven wickets, with an average of 80.
  • Swann apologised for a remark on Facebook comparing England's Ashes defeat to 'rape'.
  • 22 December 2013: Swann announces retirement from cricket.

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