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  • Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia

    Posted on April 21, 2012 by Selby


    Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia, signed photos, scorecards, caps, tour brochures, dinner menus – Cricket Legend – 364 at The Oval.

    Len Hutton Cricket Memorabilia is something every Cricketana enthusiast requires in his portfolio, there are many good examples available, completed scorecards, autographed photographs, Test information, tour brochures, match tickets, official Christmas cards and signed Cricket ephemera

    Len Hutton (1916 – 1990),  as most people know was an English Cricketer a Test Captain who played for his home County Yorkshire, he became a household name in the 1940s due to  his exceptional Cricket talents which captivated the public in both pre and post war eras.

    During his First Class career Len Hutton scored 40140 runs (55.51) he notched up 129 centuries and on eleven occasions scored more than 200 runs.

    Hutton was born in Pudsey a market town in West Yorkshire, coming from a Cricketing family he had shown an early interest in the game, when he was 13 he was encouraged to join the Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club, his father Henry had played for them in the Bradford League. He played his first match in the second eleven at 12 and when he was 16 he was selected for the 1st eleven, his all-round abilities soon came to the attention of Yorkshire CCC, where he made his First Class debut for Yorkshire the following year in 1934.

    These early matches are of particular interest to Collectors; It is often the case that Collectors specialise in specific areas of Cricket i.e. Tests, County, Ashes or whatever, they may concentrate on Pre-war or Post war my personal interest is generally memorable Pre-war Cricket, not necessarily the player himself often the team factor of the match he is playing in, accordingly I have listed some Len Hutton examples below:

    1934 Worcestershire v Yorkshire Championship match at the County Ground, Hutton opening the batting with fellow professional Wilf Barber, in the 1st innings, Hutton scored 196 runs before being bowled by Reg Perks. Yorkshire won by 10 wickets.

    1935 Yorkshire v Middlesex at Headingley, Hutton opened the batting with Herbert Sutcliffe, Hutton scored 131 in the 1st innings, caught by George Hart. Yorkshire won by an innings and 82 runs.

    1937 Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Bramall Lane opening the batting with Sutcliffe, Hutton scored 271 runs not out. Yorkshire won by an innings and 99 runs.

    1937 Yorkshire v Leicestershire at the Circle, Hutton opened the batting with Sutcliffe in a partnership of 315, Hutton scored 153.

    1937 Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Aylestone rd, Hutton took 10 wickets, 4 in the 1st innings 6 in the second which was his best ever bowling performance. This match is unique in that with Hutton collectors often concentrate on batting events

    In 1937 Hutton made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lords, opening the 1st innings he scored his maiden century (100 runs exactly, bowled by Giff Vivian, caught Dunning) in the second innings he made 14 and was this time caught by Giff Vivian. England won by 130 runs.

    1938 England v Australia at Trent Bridge opening with Charlie Barnett the pair put on 219; Hutton scored 100, lbw Fleetwood – Smith.

    1938 England v Australia at the Oval, opener Hutton scored 364 in the 1st innings caught Hassett bowled O’Reilly. His time spent at the wicket was13 hours a record at that time.

    In 1938/39 Hutton toured South Africa which would not hold the same appeal for Collectors as the previous Ashes series. This was the last series prior to the war which brought an end to international cricket for next few years.

    All the matches listed above are very collectable as are a few which are omitted. It should be emphasised that Hutton Memorabilia is collectable irrespective of an event; the quality of the event enhances the item.

    Below are some statistics source which demonstrate the outstanding achievements of Len Hutton.

    Personal information

    Full name

    Sir Leonard Hutton


    23 June 1916
    FulneckPudsey, England


    6 September 1990 (aged 74)
    Kingston-upon-Thames, England

    Batting style


    Bowling style

    Right-arm leg break



    International information

    National side


    Test debut (cap 603)

    26 June 1937 v New Zealand

    Last Test

    25 March 1955 v New Zealand

    Domestic team information



    1938–1960 MCC
    1934–1955 Yorkshire

    Career statistics





    79 513

    Runs scored

    6971 40140

    Batting average

    56.67 55.51


    19/33 129/179

    Top score

    364 364

    Balls bowled

    260 9740


    3 173

    Bowling average

    77.33 29.51

    5 wickets in innings

     – 4

    10 wickets in match

     – 1

    Best bowling

    1/2 6/76


    57/– 401/–

    Source:, 14 August 2007


    Sir Leonard Hutton was made a Test selector in 1975/76

    President of Yorkshire CCC 1989 -1990

    Knighted for his services to Cricket 1956


    Tony Selby

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