Leslie Hylton

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Leslie Hylton
Personal information
Full name Leslie George Hylton
Born (1905-03-29)29 March 1905
Kingston, Colony of Jamaica
Died 17 May 1955(1955-05-17) (aged 50)
Spanish Town, St Catherine, Colony of Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 6 40
Runs scored 70 843
Batting average 11.66 18.73
100s/50s -/- -/5
Top score 19 80
Balls bowled 965 -
Wickets 16 120
Bowling average 26.12 25.62
5 wickets in innings - 3
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling 4/27 5/24
Catches/stumpings 1/- 31/-
Source: [1]

Leslie George Hylton (29 March 1905 – 17 May 1955) was a West Indian cricketer, a fast bowler who played in six Test matches between 1935 and 1939 for the West Indies.[1] He played first-class cricket for his native Jamaica from 1927 to 1939.

Hylton debuted with four Tests against England in the 1934–35 season, taking 13 wickets at an average of 19.30, but had to wait until the 1939 series in England before playing his next two Tests, when he took three wickets.

Hylton is perhaps more well known for his death. In 1955, he was hanged for the murder of his wife, Lurlene. During his trial, Hylton claimed he had been trying to shoot himself but missed. He remains the only Test cricketer to have been executed.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4. 
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Test Match Special Blog