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Why do we care? Well, because it is remarkable story of longevity, and he had a memorable stint in Otago in 2010-11.
Memorable for mostly the wrong reasons, but first a look at his impressive career.
The 44-year-old — that’s right, he’s closing in on a half-century and still playing —is a popular figure in Kent.
His award will have been received warmly among the faithful who have had tremendous value out of the the right-hander/right-armer since he transferred from Leicestershire in 2005.
He has scored 31 hundreds and claimed 29 five-wicket bags for the county.
And he was a standout last season. In the little cricket which was played in a Covid-19-affected summer, Stevens was in hot form with the ball.
He nabbed 29 wickets at an average of 15.58 in five first-class games, including three more five-wicket hauls.
Incredibly, all 29 of his career five-wicket hauls have come since his 35th birthday.
Some of us have not even run around the block since passing that bracket year.
Stevens, who made his first-class debut in 1997, became the the oldest player to receive the accolade since 1933. He is a modern WG Grace.
But Stevens’ stint with Otago 10 years ago was not particularly impressive.
He got dubbed the narcoleptic trundler after he took a nap before going out to bat in a one-day preliminary final.
Stevens might have got away with it had he not chose a sunny spot right next to the Otago Daily Times cricket writer — me — or scored more runs.
But he was run out for 22 — probably still a little tired.
He was one of two English imports who came over that season. Chris Nash was the other.
Together they had about the same impact as a small child has on a plate of brussels sprouts.
Obviously, we never saw the best of him.