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Full name Lennox Stephen Butler
Born February 9, 1929, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died September 1, 2009, Antigua (aged 80 years 204 days)
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 11-16, 1955 scorecard|
Lennox "Bunny" Butler had a brief first-class career as a fast-medium bowler. An irregular member of the Trinidad side, in 1954-55 he took 5 for 89 (his only first-class five-for) for them against the Australians, a performance which won him a place in the West Indies side for the second Test at Port of Spain. On a batsman's paradise, he took 2 for 151 as Australia ran up 600 for 9 and that was that. He played only one more first-class match, for Trinidad against EW Swanton's XI the following season.
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