Full name Luke Rex Butterworth
Born October 28, 1983, Hobart, Tasmania
Current age 31 years 276 days
Major teams Scotland, Australia A, Sydney Thunder, Tasmania, Tasmania Under-23s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 1.90 m
Relation Brother - N Butterworth
|First-class debut||New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 27-29, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Feb 16-17, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Jan 26, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Australia v Tasmania at Adelaide, Feb 25, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Toowoomba, Jan 1, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers at Sydney, Jan 11, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 0/33, 23||Tasmania||v Queensland||Hobart||16 Feb 2015||FC|
|31, 1/61, 5||Tasmania||v NSW||Hobart||7 Feb 2015||FC|
|45, 1/15, 7, 0/2||Tas U23s||v ACT||Canberra||1 Dec 2014||Other|
|0/13, 24, 0/30||Tas U23s||v NSW U23s||Hobart||17 Nov 2014||Other|
|4/27, 26||Tas U23s||v S Aust U23s||Hobart||27 Oct 2014||Other|
|1/30, 15, 3/18||Tasmania||v South Aust||Hobart||11 Mar 2014||FC|
|1, 1/66, 107*||Tasmania||v Victoria||Melbourne||3 Mar 2014||FC|
|56, 1/65, 8, 0/21||Tasmania||v West Aust||Perth||12 Feb 2014||FC|
|3/46, 72, 0/45, 8||Tasmania||v West Aust||Hobart||8 Dec 2013||FC|
|41*, 2/71, 12, 1/54||Tasmania||v NSW||Hobart||29 Nov 2013||FC|
A highly-talented allrounder, Luke Butterworth sensationally combined his batting and bowling skills to win the Man-of-the-Match award in Tasmania's Pura Cup final victory in 2006-07. Although it was only his fifth game, he displayed supreme composure with 66 in the first innings and 106 in the second. Butterworth, who had not previously scored a first-class half-century, also claimed 4 for 33 in New South Wales' first innings with his sharp medium-pace seamers. He came into the season still awaiting his Pura Cup debut but Ricky Ponting was so impressed when he led Butterworth in a state one-day game in November 2006 that he encouraged the Tigers to give the young allrounder more responsibilities. Until the final, he looked most dangerous as a bowler and he had important four-wicket hauls in wins against South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. He finished his excellent debut Pura Cup season with 23 wickets at 19.56 and 276 runs at 34.5 and the year was capped off with an Australia A call-up for the 2007 trip to Pakistan.
The following season was a year of consolidation rather than great heroics. He missed only one Pura Cup match and compiled 402 runs at 28.71, including another century against New South Wales. Although he had been a familiar face in Tasmania's limited-overs team for five years, Butterworth was used only three times in the FR Cup in 2007-08. A former Australia Under-19 representative, Butterworth will be aiming to make Tasmania's No. 6 batting spot his own in 2007-08.
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