Iain Butchart

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Iain Butchart
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 1 20
Runs scored 23 252
Batting average 11.50 18.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 15 54
Balls bowled 18 702
Wickets 12
Bowling average 53.33
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 3/57
Catches/stumpings 1/- 4/-
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2006

Iain Peter Butchart (born 9 May 1960, Bulawayo) was a 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.

In One Day Internationals – 17 of which 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. 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.