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Len Hutton

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Cricketer, born in Fulneck, West Yorkshire, N England, UK. He was the inspiration of England after World War 2, and skipper of the team which regained the Ashes in 1953 after 19 years of Australian domination. England's first professional captain, he never captained his county, Yorkshire. Playing for England against Australia at the Oval in 1938, he scored a world record 364 runs. Between 1937 and 1955 he scored 6971 Test runs in 79 matches (average 56·67), and during his first-class career (1934–60) scored 40 140 runs (average 55·51), including 129 centuries. He was knighted in 1954.

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