Iain Butchart

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Iain Butchart
Personal information
Full nameIain Peter Butchart
Born (1960-05-09) 9 May 1960 (age 59)
Bulawayo, Rhodesia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 27)15 February 1995 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 1)9 June 1983 v Australia
Last ODI7 January 1995 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Mashonaland Country Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 20 53 92
Runs scored 23 252 1,686 1,156
Batting average 11.50 18.00 23.41 19.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 2/7 0/3
Top score 15 54 117 87
Balls bowled 18 702 4,184 3,796
Wickets 0 12 67 109
Bowling average 53.33 34.04 29.27
5 wickets in innings 0 1 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/57 5/65 5/31
Catches/stumpings 1/– 4/– 47/– 21/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 June 2015

Iain Peter Butchart (born 9 May 1960) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played one Test at the age of 35, in addition to 20 One Day Internationals spread over twelve years. He was an all-round player, a right-handed batsman and an often used medium pacer (he bowled more than 13 overs a match in his first class career), he also played nine matches for Zimbabwe in the ICC Trophy, making 57 runs without being dismissed and taking 14 wickets, including four for 33 against Netherlands in the 1986 final, which Zimbabwe won by 25 runs.

He played in the World Cup tournaments in 1983, 1987 and 1992.

In One Day Internationals – 17 of 20 were at the Cricket World Cup – his best batting performance was 54 off 70 balls against New Zealand at the 1987 World Cup, which took Zimbabwe from 104 for 7 to 221 for 8 chasing a total of 243 to win. However, with four to get and three balls remaining, Butchart was run out, leaving New Zealand as three-run winner,[1] his best bowling figures were three for 57 – Aamer Sohail for 114, Inzamam-ul-Haq for 14 and Javed Miandad for 89 – in a 53-run loss to Pakistan at the 1992 World Cup. More recently he was the Zimbabwe U19 cricket coach at the U19 World Cup held in South Africa.

Iain Butchart along with Dave Houghton set the record for the highest 8th wicket partnership in ICC Cricket World Cup history(117)[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4th Match: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 10, 1987 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | World Cup | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

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