John Buttery made his Nottinghamshire debut v M.C.C. at Lord’s. Born in 1815, he was a lacemaker and resided in Hockley, Nottingham. A medium pace bowler he belonged to the Rancliffe Arms Club and played in only four major matches for the County, the last being in 1848.
Perhaps the main reason for his rare appearances was that from 1847 to 1852 he was a professional with Manchester and then until death engaged at Oxford.
He was considered ideal as a practice bowler, not only because of his accuracy but also his ability to bowl almost for hours on end. He was also an excellent umpire.
In 1873 he caught a severe cold and never recovered, dying in December that year at his home.