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24-Aug-2009 04:41:00 GMT
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Laker Inducted Into ICC Hall of Fame

London: Three England legends Len Hutton, Jack Hobbs and Jim Laker were on Sunday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Representatives of all the three players were awarded the commemorative caps during the lunch interval of the fourth day of the final Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval.

ICC President David Morgan presented Hobbs's cap to Surrey Chairman David Stewart and Hutton's cap to his son Richard and grandson Ben, while ICC Director and ECB Chairman Clarke presented a cap to Laker's grandchildren Jamie Harvey and Nicholas Marks.

Hutton represented England in 79 Test matches, amassing 6,971 Test runs at an average of 56.67, including 19 centuries and 33 half-centuries.

In 1938, Hutton scored what was then the highest-ever Test score of 364 against Australia. In that same year, Hutton was named Wisden Cricketer of Year for his heroics.

Hutton played in 513 first-class matches, making 40,140 runs at an average of 55.51. He currently sits ninth in the list for the most first-class hundreds scored in a career - 129.

Hobbs played 61 Test matches for England making 5,140 runs at an average of 56.94. In first-class matches, he scored 61,273 runs.

Laker represented England between 1948 and 1959 in 46 Test matches, claiming 193 wickets at an average of 21.24.

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