Ryan Butterworth

  • D.O.B.: 14/04/1981
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Placed: Cockermouth CC
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Medium/Fast
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Current teams: Dragons CC (Harare Winter League)
  • Entry route: UK Passport
  • Available: April to September

Ryan is an experienced all-rounder from Zimbabwe who fortunately enough holds both Irish and British Passports. A powerful right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm seamer, Ryan joins Greg Lamb as another senior Zimbabwean ex-Pro, looking to return North for the winter.

Primarily a batting all-rounder, Ryan spent 10 years plying his trade on both sides of the equator and was called up to Zimbabwe’s senior squad for their tour to Bangladesh in 2010/11, having scored 165 runs @ 82.50 at a strike rate of 183.33, in the Stanbic Bank T20. He also chipped in with 6 wickets in 6 games. Ryan made his first-class debut in 2000-01, for the CFX Academy, having been one of their standouts through his time there. After a stop-start time of it, he joined a number of players who left Zimbabwe in 2005, seeking a career playing league cricket in the UK.

With stints at Cannock CC (Birmingham and Districts League), Clacton (EAPL), Olton and West Warwickshire (Warwickshire Prem), Bradninch (Devon League), Whitehaven (North Lancs and Cumbria League), Eglinton (North West Cricket Union) and most recently Northern Cricket Union champions for 2012 CIYMS, Ryan has a wealth of experience as a club professional.

He resumed his professional domestic career in 2009 having returned to Zimbabwe to play for the Mashonaland Eagles. His return season would be his most prolific, scoring 608 runs at 30.40 including two hundreds.

Ryan is an experienced performer, who is now eager to return to league cricket and his solid club form for the Dragons in the Harare Winter League, which features plenty of recognisable domestic names, shows he is still capable of utilising that professional experience. A great guy, Ryan will be a handy, mature pick up for the 2022 summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Dragons (T20) 2015-2021 44 43 1094
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
56* 42.07 25 22.16 5-12
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
CIYMS 2012 15 13 205
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
35 29.29 21 19.33 4-24
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Eglinton CC 2011 18 18 645
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
81 37.94 31 21.94 5-44
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Whitehaven CC 2009/10 49 49 1826
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
109* 43.48 93 20.20 7-50
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Olton & West Warks CC 2005/06 66 62 2287
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
217* 43.98 77 26.74 5-2