An ever present member of the Ducklings seam attack, Graves' versatility has been the secret to his longevity as he has fulfilled a range of different roles for the FC XI. Initially tasked with being the control to express paceman Fishwick and young firebrand Sandhu he was able to apply pressure whilst still maintaining a steady wicket taking threat. When both these players moved on he stepped up to lead the attack as the experienced seamer, where he did his best to guide young up and comers Jessup and Bateman-Champain through their early seasons. With them struggling he suddenly found himself relegated to a supporting role as third seamer behind veteran signings Andreae and Tyler and, when Caffyn arrived a season later, effectively 4th seamer. As age caught up with these older players he again found himself in the role of attack leader and guiding light for the returning, now better equipped, Jessup and Bateman-Champain. During his first match back with the new ball he became the all-time leading FC wicket taker for the Ducklings (surpassing Brackley) whilst taking his 5th FC 5wi on the way to his second 50+ wicket season. At the end of his 30th year, 8th season, he stepped down from leading the line in FC cricket having taken his best season's haul (57). He has toiled exceptionally hard for the FC team, having the most FC wickets (379 @30.31) of any bowler to play for the Ducklings (138 more than second place). Additionally, he is the only man to bowl more than 20,000 deliveries in FC cricket (over 6,500 more than any other). He took 50+ in a season on three occasions and took 13 5wi (the most by a seamer, 3rd most by any bowler). He would have, perhaps, had a better record had he not been the quickest bowler in the side (despite being barely FM) for the majority of his time. This lead to a dual 'shock and stock' bowler role, his pace rarely being enough by itself to intimidate batsmen. His ideal role was that of a persistent hit the seam bowler making the most of his left-arm angle and any grass or cracks in the pitch. Always a canny OD bowler, he was able to utilize a variety of cutters at the death and a mix of lengths bowling around the channel with the newer ball. He continued to play OD cricket long after he had retired from the loner form, using his knowledge and experience to guide the next generation of seam bowlers.
He leaves the Ducklings as their second most prolific FC bowler and 3rd most prolific OD bowler,