Marked out as a potential star from his teenage years, Hutton first played for England in 1937, and went on to break the Test innings record by scoring 364 in only his sixth Test.
By the time the war broke out, he had established himself as one of the leading batsmen in England. However, during the war, he received a serious injury to his arm and took a long time to recover and this affected his batting afterwards.
When cricket resumed, Hutton again became one of England's leading batsmen and by the time of England's tour to Australia in 1950–51, the batting relied very heavily on him. He was chosen as England captain in 1952 to mixed reactions, but with his batting making a large contribution, England were able to regain the Ashes in 1953.
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Matches Tagged in ClipDex1950/51 AUS v ENG 2nd Tes ... 1938 ENG v AUS 4th Test 1948 ENG v AUS 5th Test 1953 ENG v AUS 5th Test 1950 ENG v WIN 3rd Test 1950/51 AUS v ENG 5th Tes ... 1947 ENG v RSA 3rd Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex1953 Ashes ENG v AUS 1947 ENG v SAF 1948 Ashes ENG v AUS Invi ... 1950 ENG v WIN 1938 Ashes ENG v AUS 1950/51 Ashes AUS v ENG
Players Tagged in ClipDexStackpole, Keith R Valentine, Alfred L Hassett, Arthur LIndsay O'Reilly, William J Morris, Arthur R Brown, William A Benaud, Richie Ramadhin, Sonny Hutton, Leonard Davidson, Alan K Gatting, Michael W
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexThe Oval The Oval The Oval Old Trafford Trent Bridge MCG MCG
Categories Tagged in ClipDexBatting Classic Tests (Black & White)