Cecil Alfred Leonard Sutton played in one first-class match, Notts v MCC at Lord’s on 1, 2 and 3 May 1907 where he scored 1 and bowled 7-1-26-0. A medium pace right-arm bowler with a perfect length, he specialised in the ball going away from the bat; he was a quick-scoring right-hand batsman. He had a trial in the Notts Colts matches of 1905 and 1907 and was a member of Forest Amateurs CC, being President of that club between 1950 and 1965. After the First World War he appeared for Julien Cahn’s XI.

Born in Brixton, then in Surrey, on 6 January 1886 he was educated at Nottingham High School and was an architect by profession. In 1925 he designed the pavilion at Loughborough Road for Julien Cahn. Sutton died at his residence in Whatton-in-the-Vale on 10 February 1965, aged 79 years.

May 2020