Roland Butcher was the first black West Indian born Barbadian Cricketer to play for England. Although he came to Stevenage very young he went on to play three test matches becoming known as a batsman and an exceptional fielder. Roland attended Shephalbury School and joined Stevenage Cricket Club in 1967 and Middlesex as a professional in 1974. He was selected to play for England against Australia in 1980 scoring 52 runs. In 1981 he toured the West Indies with the England team that at that time included Ian Botham, Geoff Boycott, Graham Gooch and David Gower.