Len Hutton

Len Hutton

Player Details

Name: Len Hutton

Date of birth: 23/06/1916

International Team: N/A

Domestic Team: N/A

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Unknown

Batting Style: Right-hand

Len Hutton
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1938
- Knighted for services to cricket 1956
- Made his first class debut for Yorkshire
aged just 17 in 1934.
- Made 1000 first class runs for the first
time in 1936.
- Made 2888 runs in 1937 including 271 not
out against Derbyshire.
- Selected for his Test debut against New
Zealand aged 20, Hutton scored just 0 and
1. However, he recovered to make 100 in
his next innings for England against the
same opponents.
- Produced a magnificent batting display
to score 364 in over 13 hours against
Australia, helping England to a total of
- Toured Australia in 1946-47, scoring
1267 runs at 70.
- Put on a then world-record first wicket
partnership of 359 with Washbrook against
South Africa at Johannesburg in 1948-49.
- Scored a total of 3429 runs including 12
centuries in 1949  this was then the
4th-highest season total of all time.
- Averaged 88.83 during the 1950-51 Test
series in Australia. The next most
successful England batsman on the tour
averaged 50 runs fewer per innings.
- Picked to be Englands first
professional captain in 1952.
- Helped England recover from 2-0 down
in the West Indies to level the series
with innings of 169 in the third Test
and 205 in the fifth.
- Retired in 1956 after several bouts of
ill health had prevented him taking part
in Test series across the globe. During
a glittering career with England, Hutton
had scored 6971 runs at 56.67 including
19 centuries. As captain, Hutton guided
England to eleven Test wins, eight draws
and four losses.
- During his 22-year first class career,
Hutton scored 40140 first class runs at
55.51 including 129 centuries, 11 of
which saw him reach 200 or above.

International Career Overview


Batting Bowling
Career Span: 1937-1955 Innings Bowled: 13
Matches: 79 Overs: 39.4
Innings: 138 Runs Conceded: 232
Not Outs: 14 Average: 77.33
Runs: 6971 Economy Rate: 5.89
Highest Score: 364 Best bowling in Innings: 1/2
Average: 56.67
50s: 33
100s: 18
Ducks: 5
Caught Out: 71
Stumped Out: 3

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