Cec Buttle      

Full name Cecil Frederick Douglas Buttle

Born January 11, 1906, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset

Died December 15, 1988, Taunton, Somerset (aged 82 years 339 days)

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 1 8 4* 2.66 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 72 54 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1928

Cec Buttle joined the Somerset groundstaff in 1920 as a medium-pace bowler who could move the ball away from the right hander, but only played twice for the county - in 1926 and 1928 - and failed to take a wicket on either occasion. He gradually began to help Harry Fernie, the Taunton groundsman, something he said limited his on-field opportunities. Wisden said "he was always available to help out at the nets, and he often fielded as a substitute in Taunton matches". In 1946 he took over as head groundsman at Taunton, remaining there for more than 25 years, and also umpired in a few of the less important first-class matches against the universities.