Full Name

Ian Ray Buxton

Born

April 17, 1938, Cromford, Derbyshire

Died

October 01, 2010, Matlock, (aged 72y 167d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

In 15 season at Derbyshire Ian Buxton 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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC3505798611803118*23.945501990
List A99961818978124.3208280
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC35033341127424837/3326.382.2969.0122
List A99390924131045/195/1923.203.7037.5310

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1959 - 1973
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1973

Photos


Three ex Derbyshire Captains, left to right, Ian Buxton, Derek Morgan and Guy Willatt watch the game
Ian Buxton