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John Butterworth      

Full name John Compton Butterworth

Born August 17, 1905, Samarang, Java

Died March 18, 1941, Shooter's Hill, London (aged 35 years 213 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Harrow School; Oxford University

Relation Brother - REC Butterworth

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 6 1 49 16* 9.80 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1925-1926
Profile

John Butterworth was the older of two brothers who went to Harrow and played for Oxford University. An opening batsman, he performed well enough in the Freshmen's match to win a place in the side for the first match of the season against Middlesex, but that was his only appearance of the summer. He played twice in his second year but not after that. He joined the RAF and in 1936 played for the RAF against the Royal Navy at Lord's. He was killed while flying in 1941, ten months after his brother had died in France.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield - Jul 7-10
Derbyshire 275 & 237/5 Essex 277
Hampshire v Gloucs at Southampton - Jul 7-10
Hampshire 297 Gloucs 446/5
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 7-10
Leics 217 & 388 Kent 302 & 66/1
Middlesex v Somerset at Uxbridge - Jul 7-10
Middlesex 338 & 169/2 Somerset 264/9d
Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds - Jul 7-10
Yorkshire 426 Durham 231 & 59/1 (f/o)
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