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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann's 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


England's spin master, Graeme Swann, enjoyed another great year in 2010, playing a pivotal role in series wins against Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as the World Twenty20 triumph over Australia.

Among the 31-year-old's many highlights were taking his first 10-wicket haul in a Test match, against Bangladesh, and twice taking five wickets or more in an innings in the Tests series against Pakistan.

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He was England's leading wicket taker in their successful World Twenty20 campaign and also weighed in with plenty of valuable runs with the bat.

Named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year, Swann was singled out for further praise when he was named the ECB Cricketer of the Year in May.

Now attempting to help his country to victory over Australia in the Ashes series, Swann's importance to England has never been greater.

Were Swann to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, he would become the first cricketer to do so since Andrew Flintoff lifted the trophy in 2005.


Stories from Graeme Swann's year:

Sports Personality of the Year contender Graeme Swann

SPOTY 2010 contenders: Graeme Swann



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
England four earn Wisden accolade
14 Apr 10 |  Cricket
Swann added to top cricketer list
19 Aug 10 |  Cricket
England seal World Twenty20 title
16 May 10 |  England
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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