Born on 20 January 1898 in Stapleford, Albert Ivan Payton was a useful right-hand bat and right-arm medium pace bowler. He joined the Trent Bridge staff in 1921 and in June 1922 made his one First-Class appearance, representing Notts v Lancashire at Old Trafford. He scored 15 and 1 and did not bowl. After 1922 he left the Notts staff and was engaged from 1923 to 1940 at the Ind Coope Ground at Burton on Trent. His local cricket was played for Stapleford and he was also a useful performer in local football. In 1924 and 1925 he appeared for Notts 2nd XI and in the former year hit two fifties for the team, including an innings of 71.
After retiring from cricket he was a progress clerk at the Lace Web Company. His two brothers were well-known cricketers, Wilf Payton for Notts and Thomas Payton for Bedfordshire.
He died at his residence in Sandiacre on 27 September 1967, aged 69.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 326