Allan Rutter

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Allan Rutter
Personal information
Full name Allan Edward Henry Rutter
Born (1928-12-24) 24 December 1928 (age 88)
Bickley, Kent, England
Batting style Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1962–1965 Norfolk
1955 Free Foresters
1953 Cambridge University
1948–1955 Wiltshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 3 1
Runs scored 49 7
Batting average 12.25 7.00
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 45 7
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 29 June 2011

Allan Edward Henry Rutter, known as Claude Rutter (born 24 December 1928)[1][2] is an English retired Church of England priest and former cricketer.

Early life[edit]

Rutter was born in Bickley, Kent, and educated at Dauntsey's School in West Lavington, Wiltshire, then Queen's College, Cambridge where he graduated with a BA degree (later converted to MA) and a Diploma in Agriculture.[1][2]

Cricket[edit]

Rutter was a right-handed batsman. He made his debut in county cricket for Wiltshire in the 1948 Minor Counties Championship against the Kent Second XI. Rutter played Minor counties cricket for Wiltshire from 1948 to 1955, which included 44 appearances in the Minor Counties Championship.[3] While playing for Wiltshire, he made 2 first-class appearances for Cambridge University against Sussex and Surrey in 1953. Two years later, he played a single first-class match for the Free Foresters against Cambridge University.[4] In his 3 first-class matches, he scored 49 runs at an average of 12.25, with a high score of 45.[5] This score came for the Free Foresters in 1955.[6]

Joining Norfolk in 1962, he made his debut for the county in that seasons Minor Counties Championship against Staffordshire. He played Minor counties cricket for the county from 1962 to 1965, making 12 Minor Counties Championship appearances.[3] In 1965, he made his only List A appearance for Norfolk against Hampshire in the Gillette Cup.[7] In this match, he was dismissed for 7 runs by Butch White.[8]

Church of England[edit]

Rutter spent three years as a scientific liaison officer at East Malling Research Station, then studied theology at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham. He was ordained as a Church of England deacon in 1959 and priest in 1960 and served in various English parishes and in Gingindhlovu, Zululand (now KwaZulu-Natal), culminating in appointment as Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral 1986–96. He then officially retired but served as vicar and RAF chaplain on Ascension Island 1996–97 and as priest-in-charge of the parishes of Thorncombe with Forde Abbey, Winsham and Cricket St Thomas (on the border of Dorset and Somerset) 1999–2000.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crockford's Clerical Directory 2006/2007. London: Church House Publishing. 2005.  (first name spelt Allen in this source)
  2. ^ a b c "The Rev Canon Claude Rutter Authorised Biography". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 18 February 2015.  (first name spelt Allen in this source)
  3. ^ a b "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Allen Rutter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Allen Rutter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Player profile: Allen Rutter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Cambridge University v Free Foresters, 1955". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "List A Matches played by Allen Rutter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Hampshire v Norfolk, 1965 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 June 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 

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