Opening and middle-order batsman who batted right-handed and scored 3,305 first-class runs with Northamptonshire and Lancashire.
He played for England's under-15 team.
He became a sports journalist after his cricket career was over.
His younger brother Graeme Swann was a spin bowler and teammate of his on Northamptonshire.
Right-arm medium-fast bowler Ross McLean was his teammate on Northamptonshire.