Ken Suttle

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Ken Suttle
Cricket information
Batting style Left-handed batsman (LHB)
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 612 55
Runs scored 30225 1075
Batting average 31.09 22.39
100s/50s 49/156 2/3
Top score 204* 104
Balls bowled 21186 738
Wickets 266 16
Bowling average 32.80 28.18
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - N/A
Best bowling 6-64 4-24
Catches/stumpings 384/3 12/-
Source: CricketArchive
Ken Suttle
Personal information
Full name Kenneth George Suttle
Date of birth (1928-08-25)25 August 1928
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Date of death 25 March 2005(2005-03-25) (aged 76)
Place of death Port Louis, Mauritius
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1947–1948 Worthing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948 Chelsea 0 (0)
1948–1949 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (0)
Chelmsford City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kenneth George 'Ken' Suttle (born 25 August 1928 at Brook Green, Hammersmith, London; died 25 March 2005 while on holiday in Mauritius) was an English cricketer. He was primarily a left-handed batsman but was also a useful slow left-arm bowler. His first-class career with Sussex lasted from 1949 to 1971. He played in 612 first-class matches. This included an unbroken sequence of 423 consecutive County Championship matches between 1954 and 1969, which is still the record number.

He made 30225 first-class runs at 31.09, with 49 centuries and a highest score of 204*, reaching 1000 runs in 17 successive seasons from 1953 to 1969.[1] His average might seem modest, but the level of scoring during the 1950s and 1960s indicates that pitches were generally considerably worse for batting than they are now. He took 266 wickets at 32.80, with best innings figures of 6-64.

He played in 55 'List A' one-day matches, and was a member of the Sussex side which won the Gillette Cup in 1963 and 1964 (the first two years of the competition).

He toured the West Indies with England in 1953-54, but never played in a Test. He stands equal third with Les Berry in the list of players with most first-class runs not to have done so. [1]

After leaving Sussex he played for Suffolk for two seasons, ran an equipment shop, then coached at Christ's Hospital. He umpired a handful of first-class university matches in 1983. He made three first-team appearances as a winger for Brighton & Hove Albion FC in 1949.[2]


  1. ^ Cricinfo profile
  2. ^ Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Engel,M (Ed): Alton, John Wisden & Co, 2006 ISBN 0-947766-98-7 p1351