Steve Bastien made his debut for Glamorgan at the relatively late age of 25 having learnt his cricket initially Dominica before moving to the UK, studying at Haringey College in London, and having trials with Essex, Surrey and Gloucestershire.
After a successful trial with Glamorgan in 1987, Steve joined Glamorgan the following year, with the lively swing bowler claiming five wickets on his first-class debut against Leicestershire at Neath.
He won a regular place in the county’s line-up in 1990 season, and two years later also played a match-winning innings in Glamorgan`s Nat West Trophy game against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, calmly driving the final ball of the game to the boundary to secure a quarter-final place for Glamorgan.
1993 saw Bastien record career-best bowling figures of 6/52 in the Championship match against Essex at Cardiff, but during the course of the next two summers, he lost form and his place in the 1st XI as other, younger bowlers claimed wickets on a more regular basis in both forms of the game.
Born – Mile End, Stepney, 13th March 1963
Career-best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 36* v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 1988; 6/52 v Essex at Sophia Gardens, 1993.
In List A cricket – 7* v Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, 1992; 2/42 v Kent at Maidstone, 1991.