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Clyde Butts      

Full name Clyde Godfrey Butts

Born July 8, 1957, Perseverance, East Coast, Demerara, British Guiana

Current age 57 years 17 days

Major teams West Indies, Guyana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Administrator

Clyde Godfrey Butts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 8 1 108 38 15.42 279 38.70 0 0 10 3 2 0
First-class 87 106 16 1431 57* 15.90 0 2 42 0
List A 32 22 9 216 37* 16.61 0 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 10 1554 595 10 4/73 6/95 59.50 2.29 155.4 1 0 0
First-class 87 22295 8421 348 7/29 24.19 2.26 64.0 23 2
List A 32 1728 871 32 4/25 4/25 27.21 3.02 54.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Georgetown, Apr 6-11, 1985 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1980-1994
List A span 1983-1994
Profile

Being a West Indian spinner in the 1980s was a bit like being a trained opera singer in a boy band, so spare a thought for Clyde Butts, who was born in a village called Perseverance. He hardly got a game because of the excellence - mostly in the field - of his fellow offspinner Roger Harper, and his only chance of a bowl was if the Windies quicks didn't blow the opposition away. In the second of his seven Tests, at Lahore in 1986-87, Butts didn't get on at all, and in all he took a wicket every 155 balls - or 26 overs. He married on the rest day of his Test debut, against New Zealand in Guyana in 1984-85. Butts was the last of ten children - his parents stopped just short of a full XI. He became a national selector and headed the selection panel in July 2008.

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