Graeme Swann Benefit Year 2013

One of the world's finest spinners, a double Ashes winner and a truly charismatic presence in the dressing room, Graeme Swann has been entertaining cricket fans for 15 years and has been awarded a Benefit Year by Nottinghamshire for 2013.

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Swanny Magazine

Swanny MagazineIn addition to Alastair Cook’s personal tribute, here's three exclusive extracts from Swanny's official Benefit Magazine for 2013. If these whet your appetite, contact to find out how to get hold of the magazine, packed full of entertaining articles about England's number one twirler.

A born entertainer.

Since his debut for Northamptonshire in 1997, Swanny has been giving the ball a rip and attacking freely with the bat. A County Championship winner for Notts in 2005, he was England’s leading wicket-taker when they won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 - either side of winning the Ashes at home and Down Under. With more than 200 Test wickets, he now has only Derek Underwood ahead of him in the list of England spinners.

Married to Sarah and with two young children, if Swanny’s isn’t playing cricket, he’ll be following his beloved Newcastle United or fronting up his band Dr Comfort and the Lurid Revelations. Expect to see an appearance or two from them at his events this year...

Career dismissals

Caught LBW Bowled Stumped Caught behind Oops! Hit wicket



Test bowling average at end of 2012


first-class wickets


career five-wicket hauls


economy rate in helping England win the 2009 ICC World Twenty20


career runs in all cricket


career-best score v Gloucestershire, 2002


career-best bowling v Derbyshire, 2003


England best bowling v Pakistan, 2010


Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust
PCA Benevolent Fund
School for Parents
Trent Bridge Community Sports Trust

Launch Dinner

02 May 2013

Join Swanny, his Notts team-mates, Ashes-winning captain Andrew Strauss and England’s leading international wicket-taker James Anderson for a fantastic night’s entertainment at Colwick Hall.

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Launch Dinner

Get Involved

If you can't join us at one of the events, contact us on to find out how to get involved in other ways.

Check out a few of the photos from The Launch Night here


Belvoir Castle
Gunn and Moore
Bowles Associates