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Basil Butcher was one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1970

Wisden Obituary

Basil Butcher

A bulwark of the West Indian middle order in the 1960s

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Chapman in charge

1900 One of England's most popular and successful Test captains was born

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All out for 25

1969 The day David slayed Goliath


Basil Butcher

Basil Fitzherbert Butcher was born on September 3, 1933 on a sugar estate near Port Mourant, Berbice in what was then British Guiana, the only English-speaking and cricket-playing country of the South American continent