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Roy Swetman      

Full name Roy Swetman

Born October 25, 1933, Westminster, London

Current age 80 years 277 days

Major teams England, Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 17 2 254 65 16.93 0 1 0 24 2
First-class 286 411 73 6495 115 19.21 2 22 530 66
List A 51 36 12 229 48 9.54 0 0 31 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 286 90 69 1 1/10 69.00 4.60 90.0 0 0
List A 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9-15, 1959 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Georgetown, Mar 9-15, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1953-1974
List A span 1966-1974
Profile

The boyish-looking Roy Swetman was a compact and efficient wicketkeeper and a useful lower middle-order batsman whose career included spells at three counties, but mainly with Surrey. He made his first-class debut while in National Service, and his arrival at The Oval prompted Arthur McIntyre to retire early. He was picked for two tours - Australia and New Zealand in 1958-59 and the Caribbean the following winter. He kept competently in 11 Tests on those two trips and against India in the intervening summer, but it was a period when England were blessed with an abundance of good wicketkeepers and his chances were limited. He retired, aged 28, at the end of 196, but returned to play two seasons with Nottinghamshire in 1966 and 1967. He again came out of retirement in 1972 for three summers with Gloucestershire.
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May 16, 1956

Jim Laker takes his tenth wicket as Jack Wilson is caught by Roy Swetman, Surrey v Australians, The Oval, May 16, 1956

Jim Laker takes his tenth wicket as Jack Wilson is caught by Roy Swetman

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 323/8
Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury - Jul 29
Kent won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jul 29
Warwickshire won by 118 runs
Group B: Glamorgan v Notts at Cardiff
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Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth
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Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol
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Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's
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Northants v NZ A at Northampton
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Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton
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Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester
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Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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