Len Hutton (23 June 1916 – 6 September 1990) was a Test cricketer who
played for Yorkshire and England as an opening batsman. Marked out as a
potential star from his teenage years, Hutton made his debut for
Yorkshire in 1934 and by 1937 was playing for England. He set a record
in 1938 for the highest individual innings in a Test match, scoring 364
runs against Australia, a milestone that stood for nearly 20 years.
During the Second World War, he received a serious arm injury that never
fully recovered. In 1946, he assumed a role as the mainstay of England's
batting; the team depended greatly on his success for the remainder of
his career. In 1952, he became the first professional cricketer of the
20th century to captain England in Tests; under his captaincy in 1953,
England won the Ashes for the first time in 19 years. As a batsman,
Hutton was cautious and built his style on a sound defence. He remains
statistically among the best batsmen to have played Test cricket, and
was knighted for his contributions to the game in 1956. He went on to be
a Test selector, a journalist and broadcaster, an engineering firm
director and, in 1990, Yorkshire's president.
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