‘Butch’ White

Butch White, seen in his days as a bowler with Hampshire. Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Butch White joined Glamorgan in 1972 after an illustrious career with Hampshire that saw the fast-medium seamer play in 315 first-class matches between 1957 and 1971.

Together with Derek Shackleton, Butch’s lively bowling helped Hampshire clinch the 1961 County Championship title. On four occasions during his career, Butch took over 100 wickets in a season, besides playing in two Tests for England during the MCC tour to India and Pakistan in 1961/62.

Despite being injury-prone, Butch was signed by Glamorgan primarily to play in one-day matches, and he duly appeared in eight List A games during 1972, and the veteran proved to be a useful foil to Malcolm Nash and Tony Cordle. Butch also played in the Championship fixture against Gloucestershire at Swansea.

He died aged 72 after suffering a heart attack on the golf course at Pulborough in Sussex during 2008.

WHITE, David William

Born – Sutton Coldfield, 14th December 1935.      

Died – Pulborough, 1st August 2008.

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 8 and 1/32 v Gloucestershire at Swansea, 1972.

In List A cricket – 8 v Gloucestershire at Swansea, 1972; 2/18 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 1972.

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Butch White’s career batting record with Glamorgan.
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Butch White’s career bowling record with Glamorgan.