Hutton Row, HA8

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Sir Leonard Hutton (June 23, 1916 – September 6, 1990) was a cricketer who played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1934 to 1955 and for England in 79 Test matches between 1937 and 1955. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack described him as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He set a record in 1938 for the highest individual innings in a Test match in only his sixth Test appearance, scoring 364 runs against Australia, a milestone that stood for nearly 20 years. He captained the England Test team between 1952 and 1955. This is one of a cluster of roads named after famous cricketers and sportspeople. It was laid out over Public Transport’s Burnt Ash Sports Ground. Nearby streets include Botham Close; Bradman Row. Brearley Close; Compton Close; Grace Close; Gatting Close; and Trueman Close.


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