Richard Hutton

Richard Hutton
INTL CAREER: 1971 - 1971
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Full Name

Richard Anthony Hutton


September 06, 1942, Pudsey, Yorkshire


80y 27d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium


Repton School


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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.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A111832510856518.7004280
List A111506931371337/157/1523.583.7138.1310
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FC Matches
1962 - 1975/76
List A Matches
1965 - 1975/76
Richard Hutton
Richard Hutton, John Jameson, and Ray Illingworth bat at the nets
Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft
The Cambridge University side of 1963