|Full name||Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings|
7 December 1882|
Southborough, Kent, England
|Died||3 September 1916
|Bowling style||Right arm fast|
|Test debut (cap 155)||13 December 1907 v Australia|
|Last Test||11 August 1909 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|1902 – 1912||Kent|
|Source: Cricinfo, 29 December 2008|
Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings (born 7 December 1882 in Southborough, Kent, and killed in action on 3 September 1916 in Ginchy, France) was a cricketer who played for Kent and England. He was educated at Tonbridge School.
Regarded as the most graceful English batsman of the so-called "Golden Age" of English cricket before the First World War, Hutchings was a member of the Kent team that won the County Championship in 1906, 1909 and 1910. He played just seven Test matches for England, with a highest score of 126 at Melbourne on the 1907/08 tour of Australia. In that innings, he reached his hundred in 126 minutes, his second fifty taking only 51 minutes.
A. A. Thomson wrote of him: "Though a crabbed unemotional Northerner, I sometimes think that if one last fragment of cricket had to be preserved, as though in amber, it should be a glimpse of K. L. Hutchings cover-driving under a summer heaven." According to David Denton and George Hirst, he hit the ball harder than any other player of their time (and they were contemporaries of Jessop). He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1907.
- Ralph Barker & Irving Rosenwater, England v Australia: A compendium of Test cricket between the countries 1877-1968, B.T. Batsford, 1969, ISBN 0-7134-0317-9, p110.
- A.A. Thomson, Cricketers of My Times, Stanley Paul, 1967, p202.
- Barclay's World of Cricket - 2nd Edition, 1980, Collins Publishers, ISBN 0-00-216349-7, p388