Top-order batter Joynt played 16 First-Class matches for Western Australia across five seasons, including a memorable debut against the West Indies in 1960 at the WACA Ground.

It was a baptism of fire for the 22-year-old Joynt, who faced a fearsome Windies line-up that included the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Frank Worrall.

In the second innings, Joynt stood tall with a composed 48 that helped WA to a famous 94 run victory over the highly fancied visitors.

Joynt went on to score 525 runs in his First-Class career at an average of 16.93, including three half centuries.

In a First-Class match for a Combined XI against South Africa at the WACA Ground in 1963, Joynt scored a defiant 82 on the final day, his highest First-Class score, to help the home side avoid defeat.

A brilliant all-round sportsman, Fred Buttsworth played eight First-Class matches for WA and played in WA’s inaugural Sheffield Shield team in 1947-48.

As part of the team that captured WA’s first Sheffield Shield title that season, the right-hand bat will forever be part of the rich and proud history of cricket in this State.

Despite being dropped after WA’s first game of the Shield campaign, Buttsworth returned in the final match against Queensland at the Gabba, where a valuable 60 with the bat contributed to a victory that ensured WA secured the Shield.

Across his eight matches for WA, Buttsworth scored 343 runs at an average of 22.86.

A solid right-hand batsman who stroked the ball effortlessly, Buttsworth played 14 seasons with North Perth, scoring 6,434 runs at an average of 36.76 with 13 centuries.

The WACA extends its deepest condolences to the families of Hartley Joynt and Fred Buttsworth.