Reginald Butterworth      

Full name Reginald Edmund Compton Butterworth

Born August 16, 1906, Samarang, Java

Died May 21, 1940, St Martin-au-Laert, near St Omer, France (aged 33 years 279 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Harrow School; Oxford University

Relation Brother - JC Butterworth

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 38 63 2 1189 110 19.49 2 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 38 2078 50 3/11 41.56 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1939

Butterworth, Pilot Officer Reginald Edmund Compton, R.A.F.V.R., the Harrow, Oxford and Middlesex cricketer, was killed in action in May. An allrounder, he started the bowling against Eton at Lord's in 1924, and in the two innings took eight wickets for 107 runs. Although bowling well for the Freshmen and scoring 79 in early trial, his form when first at Oxford was unreliable, and not until 1927 did he receive his Blue from E. R. T. Holmes. That season he scored 110 at the Oval against Surrey and 101 against Free Foresters, but, though always likely to prove valuable with either bat or ball, he did little against Cambridge. A good stroke player, he seldom wasted opportunities of scoring; his medium-paced bowling was difficult when he made the ball swing late. In recent years he played many good innings for Middlesex, and in 1937 opened the batting in several matches with either Edrich or Price.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 154/1 (45 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 334/7 (96 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 (94 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 316/8 (96 ov)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 Worcs 108/2 (31 ov)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 357/5 (96 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 Somerset 157/5 (44 ov)
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