Full name Clyde Godfrey Butts
Born July 8, 1957, Perseverance, East Coast, Demerara, British Guiana
Current age 58 years 23 days
Major teams West Indies, Guyana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|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|
|First-class span||1980/81 - 1993/94|
|List A span||1983/84 - 1993/94|
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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