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Ex-England star dies at 58

Former Yorkshire and England all-rounder Graham Stevenson has died in hospital at the age of 58, three months after suffering a stroke.

Stevenson enjoyed a 14-year first-class career, which included six appearances for England in the early 1980s.

He played 188 first-class games, notched 3,965 runs, hit two centuries and 16 fifties.

As a bowler, he claimed 488 wickets at an average of 28.84, and with career-best figures of 8-57.

All of his matches for England - two Tests and four ODIs - came between January 1980 and March 1981.

His best performance in an England shirt came during his one-day international debut in Sydney when he claimed 4-33 and made an unbeaten 28 from 18 balls - to lead the side to a two-wicket victory over Australia in a World Series match.

A medium pace bowler and lower-order batsman, he teamed-up with good friend Geoff Boycott to put on an unbeaten 149 - a Yorkshire record for the 10th wicket - against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1982.

Stevenson was 115 not out which, at the time, was the highest unbeaten score by a number 11 batsman.

After leaving Yorkshire, he had one season with Northamptonshire before retiring from the first-class game in 1987.

He died in hospital on Tuesday after suffering from bad health during the final few months of his life.