Butler tops in cricket
November 26, 2004
Butler tops in cricket

Deighton Butler is tinged by a spirit of determination and dedication. When the odds seem stacked against him, he bided his time for whatever opportunity came by. His persistency paid dividends and 2004 appears to be a breakthrough for the left-hand seam bowler and capable lower order left hand batsman. {{more}}

Deighton Butler, from the North Central Windward district of South Rivers, returned good averages at last Friday’s annual presentation of awards.

He was named Cricketer of the Year and was also among the Top Five Cricketers.

Butler was perhaps catapulted to the title with his recent call-up to the West Indies training party in preparation for the VB Over Series in Australia early next year.

His performance in the recent West Indies One-Day tournament was a culmination of a persistent display at the regional and international levels.

Having served the Windwards at the Carib Cup, Butler went on to play League cricket in England and acquitted himself admirably.

Butler’s recognition was just reward for him. A humble, soft spoken and sincere individual, his approach to cricket is reflective of his philosophy in life. He is a thinking cricketer who applies himself to the task at hand.

One recalls his debut to Windwards cricket when his stand with captain Rawl Lewis rescued the Windwards from a precarious position. His half century on that initial appearance signalled his allround ability.

This ceremony was a cricket marriage, with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Women’s Cricket Association endorsing the actions of their male counterparts.