Richard Hutton (cricketer)

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Richard Hutton
Personal information
Full name Richard Anthony Hutton
Born (1942-09-06) 6 September 1942 (age 75)
Pudsey, Yorkshire, England
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 281
Runs scored 219 7561
Batting average 36.50 21.48
100s/50s –/2 5/29
Top score 81 189
Balls bowled 738 34225
Wickets 9 625
Bowling average 28.55 24.01
5 wickets in innings 21
10 wickets in match 3
Best bowling 3/72 8/50
Catches/stumpings 9/– 216/–
Source: [1]

Richard Anthony Hutton (born 6 September 1942)[1] 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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

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.

In 1980-81, he toured Bangladesh with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) team. Hutton had a spell as editor of The Cricketer magazine.[1]

His father, Sir Leonard Hutton, captained England, whilst his elder son, Ben Hutton, captained Middlesex in 2005 and 2006.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 92. ISBN 1-869833-21-X. 

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