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Who is Butcher?

Butcher refers to an English cricketer who was one of the most outstanding professional bowlers of the late 18th century. No personal details have been traced and knowledge of him is limited to what is in match reports and scorecards.

Butcher played mostly for Surrey but it seems he was also engaged by MCC on its ground staff and he did play for MCC on a few occasions.

He made his known debut in the 1787 season when he played as a given man for Essex against Middlesex and took ten wickets in the match. His known total of wickets for the 1787 season was 24 and only the famous David Harris with 29 had more.

Butcher made 24 known appearances in major matches between 1787 and 1793.

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on July 23, 2013


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