Sutcliffe was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Sutcliffe played 2 first-class for Northamptonshire in 1999, against Cambridge University and Sri Lanka A. In 2 first-class matches, he scored 6 runs at a batting average of 6.00, with a high score of 6*.
With the ball he took 4 wickets at a bowling average of 41.00, with best figures of 2/88.