Have you ever met Stave Davies? He is the British cricketer playing for Surrey who on February 27, 2011 revealed to the world he is gay. It was during an interview with the Daily Telegraph that like Gareth Thomas and other athletes have taken the world of sports by surprise. Keep reading to know the details about this news and about him plus there are some interesting photos and video after the jump, have you seen them?
Before we get into the details of his latest interview let’s check out is biography.
* Steven Michael Davies was born in Bromsgrove, England on June 17th, 1986 making this his age 24 years old.
* His parents are Lin and Mike Davies.
* He has an older sister Gemma who is actually two years older than him.
* He studied at King Charles I school in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
* He began playing cricket (as a wicketkeeper) at Worcestershire on 2001 and joined the first league a few years later.
* In 2004 at age 18 he was playing with Worcestershire senior league, he stayed there for 5 years, leaving the team at the end of the 2009 season.
* During that time he also joined England’s National Team (England A).
* He made his debut with Surrey in 2010, using the number 9 as his team’s jersey.
Steve sat down with the Daily Telegraph’s Elizabeth Grice with whom he told about the secret that he has kept all these years, ever since he was a little teenager who spent all of his time playing sports. Five years ago at age 19 he decided to talk to his family, whom he said has been more than supportive of him, and lately some of his teammates who decided with him to keep that as a secret as well. They did show him the same support his family did, mostly his team’s captain Andrew Strauss and fellow wicketkeeper Matt Prior, both even helped him telling the rest of the team, in fact they were the ones who told the rest of the guys.
He revealed that watching Thomas coming out two years ago helped him on making this decision.
“My friendships with the guys would reach a certain level, then I’d have to take a step back. A two-week tour would feel like two years for me. It was really tough. Cricket was my escape. When I was playing cricket I was at my happiest because all I had to worry about was getting runs and taking the catches. It was a relief to be out in the middle. I enjoyed a three-and-a-half-month tour that would previously have killed me. Once the secret was out, those months just flew by. My friendships with the boys blossomed. It’s easier now I’ve got nothing to hide.”
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