Sir Leonard Hutton was an English cricketer who played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1934 to 1955 and for England in 79 Test matches between 1937 and 1955. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack described him as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He set a record in 1938 for the highest individual innings in a Test match in only his sixth Test appearance, scoring 364 runs against Australia, a milestone that stood for nearly 20 years. Following the Second World War, he was the mainstay of England’s batting. In 1952, he became the first professional cricketer of the 20th Century to captain England in Tests; under his captaincy England won the Ashes the following year for the first time in 19 years. Marked out as a potential star from his teenage years, Hutton made his debut for Yorkshire in 1934 and quickly established himself at county level.
|Full name:||Sir Leonard Hutton|
|Born:||June 23, 1916, Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, Yorkshire, England|
|Died:||September 6, 1990, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England|
|Bowling style:||Right-arm leg break|
|Relations:||Richard Hutton (son), John Hutton (son)|
About Len Hutton
International cricket legend who scored nearly 7,000 Test runs at an average over 56 in his 18 years representing his country.
He started his junior cricket career with the Pudsey St. Lawrence Cricket Club at age 12.
He played domestically for Marylebone Cricket Club and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club. He scored more than 40,000 first-class runs in his career.
He married Dorothy Mary Dennis on September 16, 1939.
He scored a world-record 364 runs in a Test against Australia in 1938. The record stood for about 20 years, until Gary Sobers scored 365 not out.
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