ICC Hall of Fame

Len Hutton
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1937 - 1955


One of the greatest Test batsmen of all time, Len Hutton scored 6,971 Test runs at an average of 56.67. His 364 against Australia in 1938 stood as the highest individual Test score for nearly 20 years, and still stands as the sixth highest score of all-time.

Player Bio

The English opener from Yorkshire, who played before and after World War II, was described as one of the greatest batsmen in history by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He scored 364 runs in his sixth Test and set a record in 1938 for the highest individual innings against Australia. He held the record for nearly 20 years and it still remains an England Test record. Hutton became the first professional cricketer of the 20th century, in 1952, to captain England in Tests. England won the Ashes the following year for the first time in 19 years. In 70 Test matches, he scored 6971 runs at an average of 56.67 with 19 centuries.

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23 Jun 1916
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Date of debut:
26 Jun 1937