Len Hutton retires from cricket - Pathe News recalls highlights of his career.
Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
LV. Famous cricketer Len Hutton with his wife standing in front of their house in Pudsey. SCU. Len Hutton speaks (natural sound): "I am, of course, very sorry indeed to have to retire from first class cricket. I have played of course first class cricket for over twenty years and it is a big blow to me to have to decide to retire. But of course I have some wonderful memories and those memories of the kindness of the cricketing public of England will always be with me. I do thank you for being so kind to me on so many occasions." (Library shots begin here) GV. The Oval cricket ground, Ashes series 1953 in progress. Len Hutton batting. CU. & GV. Len Hutton batting, he hits to the leg. GV. Massed crowds. SV. & SV. Hutton at wicket. SCU. Hutton plays shot and runs. SV. Pan, Hutton running. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Denis Compton at the wicket, he gets ready to make the winning hit. CU. Compton swipes to the leg and begins to walk away. SV. Pan, Edrich and Compton walk from field as crowd rush towards pavilion. TV. Crowds swarming across the pitch. GV. Massed crowds swarming across the pitch and players being mobbed. GV. Gasometers, pan down to massed crowds in front of the pavilion. Zoom shot into England team with Hutton and Hassett on balcony. CU. Hutton on balcony waving to crowds. GV. Massed crowds in front of the balcony.
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