Full name Leslie George Hylton
Born March 29, 1905, Kingston, Jamaica
Died May 17, 1955, Spanish Town, St Catherine, Jamaica (aged 50 years 49 days)
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 8-10, 1935 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 1939 scorecard|
|First-class span||1926/27 - 1938/39|
Leslie George Hylton died in Jamaica on May 17, aged 50. He played in six Test Matches for West Indies. A fast bowler for Jamaica, he helped in the winning of the rubber against R. E. S. Wyatt's team in the West Indies in 1934-35 when, in four Tests, he dismissed 13 batsmen at an average cost of 19.30. In 1939, he visited England under the captaincy of R. S. Grant, being chosen for two of the Test matches, but met with moderate success.
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Hylton was hanged for the murder of his wife in 1955. He is the only Test cricketer known to have been executed.
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