Full name Clifford Earl Tutton
Born January 14, 1904, Durban, Natal
Died March 24, 1978, Port Shepstone, Natal (aged 74 years 69 days)
Major teams Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1927/28 - 1935/36|
Cliff Tutton was a splendid all-round sportsman. At Durban High School he opened the batting with Jack Siedle, a lifelong friend, who was later to be South Africa's regular opening batsman. They were such a terror to opposing schools that the rest of the team rarely got an innings. Tutton, tall and very strong, was a dashing batsman and a terrific hitter.
In 1934-35 Natal had such extraordinary batting length that no fewer than seven batsmen scored centuries, a record for any team in South Africa. Tutton was one of them. The others almost read like a Springbok team Herby Taylor, Jack Siedle, Herbert Wade, Dudley Nourse, Eric Dalton and Lawrence Totter. In all he played no more than 10 first-class matches, but an average of 42 says alot for his ability.
R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze