ICC Hall of Fame

Herbert Sutcliffe
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1924 - 1935


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

One of the greatest openers the game has ever seen, Herbert Sutcliffe scored a century on Test debut and went on to score 4,555 runs at an average of 60.73, the highest average for an England player who has played more than 10 Tests.

Player Bio

Born on November 24, 1894, Herbert Sutcliffe was an English cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England as an opening batsman, scoring 50,670 runs in 754 first-class matches in a glittering career. In 54 Tests, Sutcliffe averaged an astounding 60.73, scoring 4,555 runs with 16 centuries. His batting feats for Yorkshire and England, especially on sticky wickets, is the stuff of legend and if World War II hadn’t come when it did – Sutcliffe was called up for military service then – his records might have been even more impressive. While still an active cricketer, Sutcliffe set up a sports outfit business, which remains in operation. He later served on the Yorkshire cricket committee and as a selector for the England national team. Sutcliffe passed away on January 22, 1978.

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24 Nov 1894
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Date of debut:
14 Jun 1924