Full Name

Richard Anthony Hutton

Born

September 06, 1942, Pudsey, Yorkshire

Age

79y 90d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Education

Repton School

relations

(father),

(brother),

(son),

(son),

(father-in-law),

(cousin),

(uncle)

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5822198136.5054640.100229190
FC28141058756118921.485292160
List A111832510856518.7004280
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5873825793/723/9028.552.0882.0000
FC28134225150086258/5024.012.6354.7213
List A111506931371337/157/1523.583.7138.1310
Richard Hutton
Explore Statsguru Analysis

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1962 - 1975/76
List A Matches
Span
1965 - 1975/76

Photos


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