Butler Parr moved to Radcliffe on Trent from his native Lincolnshire at the age of two.

By 1835 he had what was described as a ‘nice, snug, old-fashioned business’ as a brewer and maltster in the village. A stylish batsman and very useful wicketkeeper, he appeared frequently in the County side until 1854.

Richard Daft, who later became the best professional batsman in England, married Parr's daughter and Parr took Daft on as his business partner with, later, disastrous results – Daft was no man for business.

Butler Parr died in Radcliffe in 1872.