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
|First-class span||1925 - 1926|
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.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"