Leslie Hylton      

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

Leslie George Hylton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 8 2 70 19 11.66 0 0 1 1 0
First-class 40 54 9 843 80 18.73 0 5 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 12 965 418 16 4/27 5/80 26.12 2.59 60.3 1 0 0
First-class 40 6811 3075 120 5/24 25.62 2.70 56.7 3 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1926-1939
Profile

Wisden obituary
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.
Wisden Cricketer's Almanack

Footnote
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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