Monday 30 April 2007 

Sutton ‘Caps’ A Successful 12 Months

Lancashire wicketkeeper Luke Sutton was today presented with a County Cap before the match against Warwickshire at Old Trafford.

Carrying on the time honoured tradition, Luke received his County Cap in front the Cricket Committee and his fellow team mates in the Club’s Committee Room.

Chairman of the Cricket Committee Geoff Odgen says: “Luke has been a very good signing, both as a wicketkeeper and as a batsman, scoring three centuries for the Club so far. He is a very intelligent cricketer, who has slotted into the team extremely well and adds a lot off the field, always willing to represent Lancashire in the media, within the community or at functions.”

At the presentation, Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson explained: “He is a model professional, who made significant contributions to the side during his first season at Lancashire and continues to do so this season.”

Background Details

DOB: 4th October 1976, Keynsham

Luke joined the club at the start of 2006 after a spell with Derbyshire, where he spent the last two years as Captain.

He already has two Lancashire records to his name. The first came in his one-day debut against Leicestershire when he became the first Lancashire wicketkeeper to claim five catches in a C&G Trophy game (now Friends Provident Trophy).

The second came later in 2006, when in the County Championship; he hit the highest score ever by a Lancashire wicketkeeper. His 151 no out against Yorkshire was also a career best.

Less than two weeks ago, during Lancashire’s LV County Championship game against Warwickshire, Luke scored a very gritty and patient 111 to help the side to what seemed an unlikely draw.