Richard Hutton      

Full name Richard Anthony Hutton

Born September 6, 1942, Pudsey, Yorkshire

Current age 78 years 172 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Transvaal, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Repton School

Relation Father - L Hutton, Father-in-law - BG Brocklehurst, Uncle - F Dennis, Brother - JL Hutton, Cousin - SJ Dennis, Son - BL Hutton, Son - OR Hutton

Richard Anthony Hutton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 2 219 81 36.50 546 40.10 0 2 29 1 9 0
First-class 281 410 58 7561 189 21.48 5 29 216 0
List A 111 83 25 1085 65 18.70 0 4 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 738 257 9 3/72 3/90 28.55 2.08 82.0 0 0 0
First-class 281 34225 15008 625 8/50 24.01 2.63 54.7 21 3
List A 111 5069 3137 133 7/15 7/15 23.58 3.71 38.1 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 17-22, 1971 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 19-24, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1962 - 1975/76
List A span 1965 - 1975/76

Richard Hutton was a good county allrounder, who was never quite able to escape the shadow of his illustrious father. Born like Sir Leonard in Pudsey, Richards's career followed a rather different course. He went to school at Repton, and then to Cambridge University where he won a blue. He represented the Gentlemen at Lord's in 1962. His bowling was perhaps stronger than his batting, with his 625 first-class wickets coming at 24 runs each. Generally opening the bowling, or first-change, he was an accurate fast-medium, capable of swinging and seaming the ball into and away from the batsman. A tall man, he used his height in both batting and bowling, favouring the front foot, and using his reach to drive. He made five first-class centuries, passing 1000 runs in the English season twice, but over his career averaging only 21.48. A career-best 189 for Yorkshire against Pakistan in 1971 earned Hutton a Test place, and he took a couple of wickets in the badly rain affected second Test at Lord's. With a draw a certainty, he opened the batting for England in the second innings, making an unbeaten half-century in undemanding circumstances. He played the remaining Tests of the summer, making a fine 81 in the final game against India at the Oval. England did not tour that winter, and Hutton was asked to play for the World XI that replaced the South African tourists in Australia in 1971-72. He looked somewhat out of his depth in a side that included Lloyd, Sobers, Kanhai, Zaheer, Greig, Graeme Pollock, Gavaskar and Bedi, and was not a success. Hutton failed to regain a Test place after 1971, and became much involved in the internal wranglings that split the Yorkshire team for much of the 1970s. He and Geoff Boycott developed an intense personal dislike of each other that eventually resulted in Hutton leaving the club in 1974 to concentrate on business commitments. He was later editor of The Cricketer magazine.
Dave Liverman

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Apr 2, 2004

Richard Hutton

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Jul 21, 1971

Richard Hutton, John Jameson, and Ray Illingworth bat at the nets, Lord's, July 21, 1971

Richard Hutton, John Jameson, and Ray Illingworth bat at the nets

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Sep 4, 1964

Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft. From left: Don Wilson, Doug Padgett, John Hampshire, Ken Taylor, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Fred Trueman, Richard Hutton, Jimmy Binks, Phil Sharpe, Geoff Boycott, Surrey v Yorkshire, Lord's, September 4, 1964

Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft

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