Luke David Sutton
Luke David Sutton is a professional English cricket player who currently plays for Derbyshire. He was born on 4th October 1976 in Keynsham and is a specialist wicketkeeper. Sutton is also an equally strong right-handed batsman having been associated with Somerset and Lancashire in the past.
Sutton made his first class debut for Somerset in 1997. In three first-class appearances for the county, he scored 41 runs averaging 13.66 and grabbed 10 catches. He moved to Derbyshire making his debut for the club in 2000. He was handed over the captain’s cap after Dominic Cork shifted to Lancashire with the injured player, Michael Di Venuto going back to Australia. He gave the team a solid middle-order batsmanship as well as kept wicket intact for them.
Sutton shifted to Lancashire in 2006. He was signed as a replacement for the cricketer Warren Hegg. He scored his first century for Lancashire on 9th Aug 2006 in a match against Yorkshire, scoring 151*. This is a record performance as a top score by a wicketkeeper in a Roses match.
Towards the later part of 2010, it was decided that Sutton will move on from Lancashire to any other club, post which he joined Derbyshire again.
He has played 167 First Class matches in which he has made 7139 runs at an average of 31.58. He has picked up 429 catches and has also stumped batsmen 22 times.
Luck Sutton has received the NBC Denis Compton Award thrice consecutively in 2000, 2001 and 2002.