Simon Dutton (cricketer)

Simon Michael Dutton (born 17 March 1964) is a former English cricketer. Dutton was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.

Simon Dutton
Personal information
Full nameSimon Michael Dutton
Born (1964-03-07) 7 March 1964
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 15
Runs scored 309
Batting average 30.90
100s/50s –/2
Top score 68*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 21/1
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2011

Dutton made his debut for Cumberland in the 1984 Minor Counties Championship against Hertfordshire. Dutton played Minor counties cricket for Cumberland from 1984 to 2001, including 119 Minor Counties Championship matches[1] and 34 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[2] He was involved in both of Cumberland's Minor Counties Championship winning sides, playing in 1986 [3] and captaining the team in 1999.[4]

In 1987, he made his List A debut against Sussex in the NatWest Trophy. He played 14 further List A matches for Cumberland, the last of which came against Kent in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy.[5] In his 15 List A matches, he scored 309 runs at a batting average of 30.90, with a high score of 68*. Behind the stumps he took 21 catches and made 4 stumpings.[6] His highest List A score, one of two half centuries he made in his List A career, came against Derbyshire in the 1998 NatWest Trophy.[7] He also played Second XI cricket for the Hampshire Second XI and the Glamorgan Second XI.[8]

As well as playing cricket, Dutton worked as a teacher at Chetwynde School, where he was head of sport.[9]


  1. "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Simon Dutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  2. "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Simon Dutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  3. "Cumberland v Oxfordshire Minor Counties Championship 1986 (Final)". Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  4. "Tributes paid to county cricket servants". Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  5. "List A Matches played by Simon Dutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  6. "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Simon Dutton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  7. "Derbyshire v Cumberland, 1998 NatWest Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  8. "Teams Simon Dutton played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  9. "School Staff". Chetwynde School. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
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