Luke Sutton

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Luke Sutton
Personal information
Full name Luke David Sutton
Born (1976-10-04) 4 October 1976 (age 38)
Keynsham, Somerset, England
Nickname the Duke
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-hand
Role Wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997–1998 Somerset
2000–2005 Derbyshire
2006–2010 Lancashire
2011 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 176 167 30
Runs scored 7,353 2,080 309
Batting average 30.63 19.25 22.07
100s/50s 11/20 0/6 0/1
Top score 151* 83 61*
Catches/stumpings 467/24 185/27 12/12
Source: Cricinfo, 28 April 2012

Luke David Sutton (1976–) is a retired English cricketer. A former right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, he won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and has also played List A and Twenty20 cricket.

Career[edit]

Somerset:1996–1999[edit]

born 4 October 1976 in Keynsham, Sutton was educated at Millfield School, he joined Somerset as a junior, playing for the club in 1997 and 1998, and the second II in 1999.

Derbyshire: 2000–2005[edit]

In 2000 he moved to Derbyshire, later given the task of captain after Dominic Cork moved to Lancashire and Michael Di Venuto moved back to Australia due to an injured back. Sutton kept wicket for the Derbyshire side and provided solid middle-order batsmanship.

Lancashire: 2006–2010[edit]

He signed for Lancashire in 2006 as a replacement for Warren Hegg. On 9 August 2006, Sutton recorded his first century for Lancashire in the Roses match against Yorkshire, accumulating an unbeaten 151. This is a record as the highest scoring wicket keeper in a Roses match.

Lancashire awarded Sutton his county cap in April 2007.[1]

Return to Derbyshire: 2011[edit]

Towards the end of the 2010 season, it was announced that Sutton would be leaving Lancashire and was looking to join other clubs.[2] Shortly after, Sutton signed a contract with Derbyshire.[3] Three months after Sutton's return to Derbyshire was announced, he was appointed captain, taking over from Australian Chris Rogers who left the club.[4] In May 2011, a month into the season, Derbyshire's head of cricket, John Morris, left the club. Sutton was left with a more prominent role in managing the team till the end of the season.[5][6] In an effort to improve on their last-place finish in the 2010 County Championship, Derbyshire introduced several new players. The team finished fifth in the Second Division in 2011 and third in their CB40 group. Sutton's successful leadership of an inexperienced side was generally praised.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He married Jude Hughes in 2008, and the couple have twins.

In early December 2011, Sutton retired from all forms of cricket, in part because of his admitted long-term battle with depression.[8]

Data[edit]

Sutton's batting statistics with Derbyshire
  Matches Runs Average 100/50 Highest score Ct/St
FC[9] 100 4,630 29.67 5/15 140 230/9
LA[10] 112 1,426 18.05 0/4 83 117/13
T20[11] 30 309 22.07 0/1 61 12/12
Sutton's batting statistics with Lancashire
  Matches Runs Average 100/50 Highest score Ct/St
FC[9] 73 2,682 33.11 6/5 151* 227/15
LA[10] 51 549 21.11 0/1 53* 68/14


References[edit]

  1. ^ Aldred, Tanya (2008), The County Cricketers' Year – Luke Sutton, Cricinfo, retrieved 8 November 2010 
  2. ^ Sutton To Leave Lancashire, Lancashire County Cricket Club, 27 August 2010, retrieved 28 August 2010 
  3. ^ Wicketkeeper Luke Sutton rejoins Derbyshire, BBC Sport, 6 September 2010, retrieved 8 November 2010 
  4. ^ Sutton installed as Derbyshire captain, Cricinfo, 21 December 2010, retrieved 28 September 2011 
  5. ^ Morris relieved of Derbyshire duties, ECB, 11 May 2011, retrieved 28 September 2011 
  6. ^ Player power forced Morris exit – Sutton, Cricinfo, 16 May 2011, retrieved 28 September 2011 
  7. ^ Goulding, Justin (28 September 2011), Sutton out to emulate Lancashire, ECB, retrieved 28 September 2011 
  8. ^ "Derbyshire captain Sutton retires". BBC News. 8 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b First-class batting and fielding for each team by Luke Sutton, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 28 April 2012 
  10. ^ a b ListA batting and fielding for each team by Luke Sutton, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 28 April 2012 
  11. ^ Twenty20 batting and fielding for each team by Luke Sutton, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 28 April 2012 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dominic Cork
Derbyshire cricket captains
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Graeme Welch