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Greville Stevens


Born at Hampstead, London in 1901, Greville Stevens was a right-handed middle order batsman, leg break bowler and good close fieldsman. He attended University College School and Oxford University where he attained blues all four years between 1920 and 1923. He represented Middlesex 127 times between 1919 and 1932 during which time he accumulated 5,434 runs (av. 30.19) with seven centuries including a highest score of 170 n.o. he bagged 385 wickets (av. 27.42) with a best haul of 8 for 38 and he held 107 catches. He hit 1,000 runs in a season twice with a best of 1,434 (av. 33.34) in 1923. In 1919 whilst playing in a house match at score he hit 466 and immediately afterwards was selected to play for the Gentlemen versus Players at Lord's. He captained Oxford University in his last year 1923 but he could never spare the time to play for Middlesex regularly. He played ten Tests for England between 1922/23 and 1929/30 accumulating 263 runs (av. 15.47) and taking 20 wickets (av. 32.40) with a best of 5 for 90. He toured abroad four times with M.C.C. to South Africa in 1922/23 and 1927/28, West Indies 1929/30 and with Lord Tennyson's XI to Jamaica in 1931/32 His final first-class match was for M.C.C. and H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI in 1933. He died at Islington, London in 1970.