Richard Hutton (cricketer)
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|Full name||Richard Anthony Hutton|
6 September 1942 |
Pudsey, Yorkshire, England
Richard Anthony Hutton (born 6 September 1942) is a former English cricketer, who played in five Tests for England in 1971. A right-handed batsman and right-arm seam bowler, Hutton's bowling was probably his stronger discipline, but he was considered an all-rounder. He played first-class cricket for Yorkshire.
Life and career
He was educated at Repton School, where he developed a reputation as an all-round cricketer, and Christ's College, Cambridge, being awarded a blue at Cambridge. He played for Yorkshire from 1962 until 1974, and for Transvaal in South Africa.
Hutton made his Test debut in a drawn match against Pakistan in 1971, being promoted to open in the second innings and scoring 58 not out in his maiden Test innings. His highest Test score of 81 came in his last Test match, at The Oval against India. He shared a century partnership for the seventh wicket with the wicket-keeper Alan Knott, after the Indian spinners did some early damage. A surprise choice for the World XI tour of Australia in 1971-72, he struggled playing alongside the biggest names in international cricket.