Plaque

Sir Leonard Hutton - plaque

Inscription

Sir Leonard Hutton, who scored 364 runs for England against Australia in the Oval test match of 1938, was a prime mover in the 1988 "save the Oval" appeal campaign.
This sculpture by Walter Ritchie was commissioned by Surrey CCC on behalf of the many donors to the appeal.

The "save the Oval" campaign was not, as we first thought, made necessary by a threat to replace the ground with flats, but was an appeal which brought (in the form of £1,000 bricks) the sponsorship to enable renovations of the facilities at the grounds. So a brick sculpture to commemorate Hutton is very appropriate.

Site: Sir Leonard Hutton (3 memorials)

SE11, Kennington Oval, John Edrich Gate

We'd guess that the diagram plaque was created soon after the record-breaking innings and had been on display elsewhere until it was moved here to complement the brick sculpture.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sir Leonard Hutton - plaque

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Sir Leonard Hutton

Cricketer. Born Yorkshire. Played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire 1934-55...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Sir Leonard Hutton - plaque

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Sir Leonard Hutton - brick sculpture

Sir Leonard Hutton - brick sculpture

Unveiled by Hutton's widow.

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Sir Leonard Hutton - diagram

Sir Leonard Hutton - diagram

We assume that if one added all the digits together the total would be 364 ru...

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