Ian Buxton 1938-2010

Former Derbyshire captain Ian Buxton dies

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October 4, 2010

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Ian Buxton, August 16, 1970
Ian Buxton pictured in his first year as Derbyshire captain © Getty Images
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Ian Buxton, the former Derbyshire captain, has died aged 72 at his home in the Derbyshire town of Matlock.

In 15 season at Derbyshire he played 350 first-class matches making 11,803 runs at 23.94 as a middle-order batsman. He also captured 483 first-class wickets at 26.38, including 12 five-wicket hauls, with his medium-pace bowling.

One of the highlights of his career was when he took 11 wickets in a day to inflict a defeat on Worcestershire in 1968. He was county captain between 1970 and 1972.

Buxton was one of the last of those who was able to play professional football as well as cricket, enjoying spells with Derby County, Luton Town and Notts County before joining Port Vale in 1969 and was a regular throughout the rest of the club's 1969-70 Fourth Division promotion-winning campaign. The club paid the £500 registration fee to sign him permanently, in the knowledge that his cricket commitments meant he would miss the last four games anyway.

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Posted by   on (October 8, 2010, 9:32 GMT)

A memorial site was created for Ian Buxton! Honor his memory by contributing to his memorial site http://ianbuxton.people2remember.com/

Posted by   on (October 4, 2010, 16:28 GMT)

Ian Buxton's roots must have lain deep in Derbyshire soil, as he shared a name with the Peak District town near Matlock (where he died) - a lovely area where, as a South African 'cricket tourist', I was lucky enough to hike for a few days before watching Herschelle Gibbs 'throw away the World Cup' at Leeds in 1999.

Posted by   on (October 4, 2010, 16:27 GMT)

Wow Wee. There's plenty of deaths occuring in the cricket world!

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