Former England player retired from playing side of the game at the end of the 2005 season.
Played for England Young Cricketers in 1989 and broke through to make his debut for his home county Yorkshire the following year.
The all-rounder decided to concentrate on cricket despite being offered apprentice football terms by Middlesbrough.
Was named Yorkshire’s player of the year in 1994 but was released in 1995 and moved south to Essex for the following season. Assumed the position of vice-captain in 2002 and he will celebrate his benefit in 2005, although he has been troubled by a knee injury in recent years.
In the absence of Ronnie Irani on England duty, Grayson was skipper for parts of the 2002 campaign when Essex won Frizzell County Championship Division Two as well as promotion in the Norwich Union League.
Called up into the England squad for the ICC KnockOut in Kenya in 2000 and made one appearance in the quarter-final against South Africa but unfortunately made a golden duck. Also went on the tour of Zimbabwe the following winter and made one further appearance, taking 3-40 in the fourth ODI.