Butterworth makes First Class comeback

Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 02, 2007

Ryan Butterworth has finally been selected to represent Zimbabwe, after many years of impressive domestic performances. In 2006-07, he was named the National League player of the year, the top award for club cricketers.

Butterworth has a First Class average of 25.73, including one century, worth 113 runs. He has a total of 592 runs in First Class cricket, and will be looking to crack 600 in the current SAA match against Easterns.

He has been playing Logan Cup cricket since 2000-01, and with 14 caps, this makes him one of the country's most experienced domestic players, if not the most experienced domestic player never to have earned a Test or ODI cap.

Ryan Butterworth was recently selected to play for the Zimbabwe Provinces against Easterns at Bulawayo, in the South African SAA provincial competition. Butterworth's last First Class match came in the 2004-05 season.

Butterworth last played in the tour match against Sri Lanka A, and scored 21. He was also involved in a run out, and took one catch as the teams chosen wicket keeper, ahead of Forster Mutizwa.

Brmtaylor.com, and no doubt many Zimbabwean cricket fans, wishes Ryan the best of luck. This call up has been long overdue!