Basil Butcher...

Basil Butcher is one of the many legendary batsmen to have represented the the West indies at Test cricket he was a supple, wristy, resolute batsman. He was born in Britsih Guiana in 1933, he made his debut for the West Indies on the 1958-59 tour if India where he average 69.42. Butcher was an extreamely reliable number four batsman as his Test cricket average of 47.31 will attest.  

Butcher played five Test in India when the West Indies Tour in 1958-59, he scored 484 runs at an average of 60 with two centuries 103 in the third Test in Calcutta and a 142 in the fourth Test in Madras. He also played Three Test on the 1958-59 tour of Pakistan.

Butcher also played two Test against the English cricket team in West Indies in 1959-60. He toured England in 1963 and played five Test, In 1964-65 the Australians were in the Caribbean and he also played five Test.

He was name Wisden player of the year in 1970.

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Full Name Basil Fitzherbert Butcher

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Date of Birth

3rd September, 1933 Berbice British Guiana

Test Debut

Mumbai, India, 28th Nov-Dec 3rd  1958

Last Test Match

Leeds, England Jul 10-15, 1969 

Batting Style

Right hand bat

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