Born on 5th September 1987 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, Steven Philip Cheetham is a professional English cricketer. He is currently signed by Lancashire County Cricket Club. He is a right-arm fast bowler. He has also played on loan for Surrey in 2010. He is also associated with local league cricket and plays for the Heywood Cricket Club.
Cheetham made his debut for Lancashire in April 2007 in a match against Durham UCCE. He was quite expensive with the bowl and did not get a chance to bat. Though his Second XI debut came two years back in 2005, he became a regular Lancashire member in 2007.
Along with Ghaurav Dhar, Cheetham is a lower order batsman, the Second XI team. He has spent half a year in Australia where he played for a local Melbourne side known as Cheltenham Cricket Club. There he took thirty four wickets averaging 13.80. He also got a hat-trick in the semi final match played against Old Mentonians.
He moved on loan to Surrey on 4th of August 2010. He had limited opportunities while playing for the first-team of Lancashire and got greater chance to play with Surrey as the team was struggling with injuries to the bowling attack.
Later on, he was again called back to Lancashire as the Captain and bowler Glen Chapple was out due to an injury and hence had to strengthen the bowling attack for Lancashire. Cheetham is a young fast bowler who basically relies on his wicket to wicket bowling. His physique is wonderful as a fast bowler.