Len Hutton character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1993 limited edition of 9,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. Leonard Hutton (1916-1990) was one of the greatest cricket batsmen of all time. If English cricket alone is taken into consideration, he is one of the two most accomplished professional batsmen to have played for his country. He was the inspiration of England after World War II and skipper of the team that regained the Ashes in 1953 after nineteen years of Australian domination. He set an innings record of 364 in 1938 playing Australia at the Oval, a record which stands in England to this day. Between 1937 and 1955 he scored 6,971 Test runs in seventy-nine matches, and during his first class career he scored 40,140 runs including 129 centuries. He was knighted in 1956 and in 1990 became President of the Yorkshire Cricket Club for whom he had played. A cricket bat, wicket, ball and scarf form the handle of this jug.
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