Steve played for Durham County Cricket Club and was renowned for being a fast and dangerous strike bowler in English cricket. Steve made his Test and ODI debut for England in 2002 showing promise as a strike bowler for England. This was borne out during the tour of the West Indies in 2003–04, where he produced some of his finest bowling and went on to become the highest wicker-taker in the series. He followed it up by playing a vital role in England’s victory in the 2005 Ashes series, and was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2005. At the time, being regarded as one of the world’s best fast bowlers.
Steve’s success has been attributed to his ability to extract bounce from any pitch and his ability to swing the ball while maintaining speeds of over 90 mph. In 2007, former Australian cricketer Shane Warne named Steve in his list of 50 greatest cricketers, stating: “on his day, he is one of the most awkward bowlers [to face] in the world”
Steve has represented England in 63 Tests, 58 ODI’s, and 2 T20’sBack to Patrons