Wednesday 9 April 2014 

Swann Honoured By Lord's Taverners

Graeme Swann honoured at Lord's
Graeme Swann recalls a light-hearted moment from his illustrious career
© Simon Williams
 

Former England, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire off-spinner Graeme Swann has been honoured at the home of cricket by the Lord's Taverners.

His remarkable career was celebrated as funds were raised for the Lord's Taverners charity, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.

Swann, who took 225 wickets for England in 60 Tests, was joined by former team-mate James Anderson as well as other players, friends and contemporaries.

Paul Downton, managing director of England cricket said that Swann's record with the ball for England shows just how much he will be missed.

The 'Swann Song Lunch' was compered by former England captain and now Lord's Taverners President Chris Cowdrey, raising £20,000 for the charity's ground-breaking grassroots cricket and disability sports programmes, which include the upcoming Lord's Taverners National Table Cricket Competition, London Disability Cricket Championship and Lady Taverner's Girls' Indoor Cricket Competition.

Graeme Swann said: "It was great to return to Lord’s, this time to support the Lord’s Taverners.

"The charity does incredible work for disadvantaged and disabled young people and I was humbled that they wanted to pay me a tribute."

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