Although not related to the famous Nottinghamshire cricketing Parrs, Butler Parr does have a familial connection to one of the great names of the County. 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 disastrous results – Daft was no man for business.

Butler Parr, born November 1810, had 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 and played in 23 First-Class matches, with a top score of 61no.

Butler Parr died in Radcliffe in 1872.

April 2020