L. Hutton


L. Hutton 196 v West IndiesBack to boards

Sir Leonard Hutton first made the Honours Boards when he scored a sublime 196 during England's 1939 Test match against West Indies.

Regarded as one of England's greatest ever batsmen, Hutton scored his first century at Lord's two years after making his debut in 1937.

Having seen George Headley score a century in the first innings, Hutton opened the batting for England and duly put a stamp on proceedings with a superb knock.

His score of 196 saw him spend 335 minutes at the crease, hitting 21 fours. 

Hutton's century alongside Denis Compton's score of 120 helped take England to a total of 404/5 declared.

Despite Headley scoring another century in West Indies' second innings, a further score of 16 by Hutton in England's second innings saw the hosts seal a comfortable victory by eight wickets.

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