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Mark Alan Butcher (born 23 August 1972) is a British cricket commentator and former English Test cricketer, who played county cricket for Surrey from 1992 until his retirement in 2009. He was a left-handed batsman, and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Mark Butcher Age

Mark Butcher was Born on 23 August 1972 (age 49) Croydon, Greater London, England

Mark Butcher Personal Life

He was born to a Jamaican mother and an English father

Butcher attended Cumnor House Prep School, Trinity School and Archbishop Tenison’s School in Croydon, and supports the local football team, Crystal Palace.

Mark Butcher partnered Sarah Brightman on the second series of Just the Two of Us aired on BBC One in January 2007; they came third overall.

At one time during his playing career, Butcher was married to former England and Surrey teammate Alec Stewart’s sister Judy. Surrey’s former coach and player, Alan Butcher, is his father, and his brother, Gary, played for Glamorgan and Surrey.

Mark Butcher Music Career

Butcher is also a guitar-player and singer – he sang a ballad at Surrey and England teammate Ben Hollioake’s funeral. Previously, in 2001, he appeared on the ‘Jamie Theakston Cricket Show’ on BBC Radio 5 Live, where he played a live acoustic version of “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” by The Stranglers with the former Stranglers’ frontman Hugh Cornwell. In early 2008, Butcher started recording his debut album, Songs from the Sun House. Released in 2010, it includes “You’re Never Gone”, the song he wrote in tribute to Hollioake.

Mark Butcher Cricket Career

Butcher performed all his county cricket for Surrey, for whom he made his excellent debut in 1992. He made his Test in shape debut in the first Test of the 1997 Ashes collection at Edgbaston. His ultimate Test fit used to be in December 2004, when he had performed seventy one Tests, making eight centuries and averaging over 34.

Butcher captained England once, in a draw with New Zealand in 1999 when Nasser Hussain used to be injured. He by no means regarded in a One Day International (ODI). Of gamers who have commenced in global cricket for the reason that the first ODI in 1970–71, Butcher is the “runaway leader” in phrases of taking part in the most Test fits except acting in an ODI. Butcher performed in seventy one Tests, however as of April 2004 no different participant in the ODI generation had performed in greater than 30 Tests except taking part in in an ODI.

Butcher loved a fairly precise begin to his Test career, hitting two half-centuries in 5 suits towards a effective Australian side. He then struggled (along with the relaxation of the England side) towards the West Indies that winter, averaging simply 15. However, in the subsequent sequence he did very well, scoring two fifties and a century towards South Africa. Though he observed that with every other amazing hundred in opposition to Australia in the first Ashes Test that winter, he then failed for the relaxation of that series. A negative run of structure followed, as he failed to rating a half-century in twelve consecutive matches. Despite being appointed stand-in captain for one Test towards New Zealand, he used to be dropped from the aspect in the iciness of 2000.

Butcher’s home shape then suffered an uncharacteristic and dramatic decline, and he discovered himself languishing in the Surrey 2d eleven at the begin of the 2001 English home season. However, challenging work and teaching from his father, Alan, himself a former Surrey and England player, sorted out his form. He used to be drafted into the Test aspect to play the Australians and robust showings at some point of that collection culminated in a gorgeous innings of 173 now not out at Headingley, as England correctly chased 315 to win .

After that series, Butcher endured to prosper till a run of accidents noticed him lose his place. Consistent performances had made him an crucial element of the England batting line-up, to be relied upon in a crisis. Nowhere used to be this extra obvious than in the collection in the West Indies in 2003-4, when he usually batted nicely irrespective of the from time to time bad displaying with the aid of a number of companions at the different end, and he exceeded fifty in 4 out of seven innings. A collection of serious accidents stored Butcher out of the sport for most of 2005, and his final Test was once the first Test in South Africa in December 2004.

Thereafter, he struggled to get better proper from severa harm set-backs, and though he retained the reliable captaincy of Surrey his appearances for the group grew to be sporadic. In August 2009, Butcher introduced his retirement from all quality cricket after a troubling knee injury.

Since his retirement as a player, he has commentated on cricket for Sky Sports and has regarded as an professional summariser on Test Match Special, for Star Sports and ESPN Cricinfo.

He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in January 2010.

Mark Butcher Height

Mark Butcher Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Mark Butcher Family

Mark Butcher was born to Alan Butcher father and Elaine mother. His father is former English cricketer he has a brother named GP Butcher and has a sister named Bryony Ann Butcher

Mark Butcher Net Worth

Mark Butcher is assessed to be worth, Mark’s net worth is $4 million.

Mark Butcher Nationality

Mark Butcher is English Jamaican. His father is if English desent. Mark Butcher holds British nationality.

Mark Butcher Married

Mark is married and his wife’s name is Judy. Judy is the sister of former England and Surrey teammate Alec Stewart.

Mark Butcher Education

Butcher attended Cumnor House Prep School, Trinity School and Archbishop Tenison’s School in Croydon, and supports the local football team, Crystal Palace.

Mark Butcher Award

He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in January 2010.

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