Arthur Sutton

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Arthur Sutton
Personal information
Full name James Arthur Sutton
Born (1939-06-26) 26 June 1939 (age 78)
Longsight, Lancashire, England
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1975 Minor Counties North
1969–1972 Minor Counties
1959–1987 Cheshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 4 9
Runs scored 164 138
Batting average 20.50 17.25
100s/50s –/1 –/1
Top score 57 54
Balls bowled 438 493
Wickets 4 6
Bowling average 49.25 36.66
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/44 3/29
Catches/stumpings 2/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 April 2011

James Arthur Sutton (born 26 June 1939) is a former English cricketer. Sutton was a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Longsight, Lancashire.

Sutton made his debut for Cheshire in the 1959 Minor Counties Championship against the Warwickshire Second XI. He played Minor counties cricket for Cheshire from 1959 to 1987, including 238 Minor Counties Championship matches.[1] and 14 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[2] In 1964, he made his List A debut for Cheshire against Surrey in the Gillette Cup. He made seven further List A appearances for Cheshire, with his final List A match coming against Surrey in the 1986 NatWest Trophy.[3] In his eight List A matches for Cheshire, he scored 84 runs at a batting average of 12.00, with a high score of 18.[4] With the ball he took 5 wickets at a bowling average of 38.60, with best figures of 3/29[5] which came against Norfolk in the 1968 Gillette Cup.[6] Sutton served as the Cheshire captain from 1977 to 1986.

Playing for a Minor County, Sutton played a number of games for combined Minor Counties teams. It was for the Minor Counties cricket team that he made his first-class for against the touring West Indians. He played three further first-class matches for the team, the last coming in 1972 against the touring Australians.[7] In those four matches, he scored 164 runs at a batting average of 20.50, with a single half century high score of 57[8] which came against the touring New Zealanders in 1969.[9] With the ball he took 4 wickets at an average of 49.25, with best figures of 2/44.[10] In the 1975 Benson & Hedges Cup, he played a single List A match for Minor Counties North against Lancashire,[3] in which he scored 54 runs.[4] He also took a single wicket in this match, that of Lancashire captain David Lloyd.[11]

Sutton also played for the Lancashire Second XI in 1957.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b "ListA Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Cheshire v Norfolk, 1968 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Minor Counties v New Zealanders, 1969". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Arthur Sutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Minor Counties North v Lancashire, 1975 Benson & Hedges Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Teams Arthur Sutton played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 

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