Roland Orlando Butcher was born in Barbados in 1953 and settled in England, when he was thirteen. He was a swashbuckling right-handed strokemaker, an athletic fielder and an occasional wicketkeeper. He scored 10,935 runs in 251 first-class matches with 17 centuries and taking 265 catches. He scored 4,640 runs in 257 limited-over matches with one hundred and 25 fifties, also taking 81 catches.He played briefly for England in three Tests on the 1980 West Indies tour and he was awarded the Walter Lawrence Trophy for the fastest century of 1987. He is now a leading cricket administrator in the West Indies.