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Mark Butcher

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Full Name: Mark Alan Butcher
Born: August 23 1972 , Croydon
Other teams: Surrey, England.
Test debut: England v Australia, Edgbaston, June 5-8 1997
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Butcher was firmly embedded as one of England’s premier Test batsmen either opening or in his favoured number three position. He comes from good pedigree as his father Alan Butcher played many seasons for Surrey and Glamorgan and represented England in the 1980s. Butcher junior made his county debut for Surrey in 1991 against a Glamorgan side which included his father but it was not until 1996 that he made a big breakthrough in the county game. Scoring over 1,500 runs which included three centuries, he averaged over 50 and was awarded his county cap which led to his selection for the ...

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