Ernest Hutcheon

Ernest Henry Hutcheon (17 June 1889 – 9 June 1937) was an Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket with Queensland and represented Australasia in standing high jump at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Ernest Hutcheon
Personal information
Full nameErnest Henry Hutcheon
Born(1889-06-17)17 June 1889
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Died9 June 1937(1937-06-09) (aged 47)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
BattingRight-hand batsman
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1920–26Queensland
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 188
Batting average 17.09
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 71
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 8/0

Hutcheon, who was from Toowoomba, represented Australasia at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, as an 18-year-old. He competed in the Men's Standing High Jump, where he was the youngest out of all 23 athletes in the event and the only from the Australasian team. The gold medal was won by American olympic great Ray Ewry.

In the Great War, Hutcheon fought in Europe and became a Lieutenant Colonel before the war's end. He was badly hurt in a gas attack during the war, which he never fully recovered from.

His Queensland representative cricket career began in 1920 when he made his first-class debut in a match against New South Wales. All but two of his first-class appearances were made against New South Wales, his other opponents were South Australia and the touring New Zealand national team.[1] He made his highest score and only half century, an innings of 71, when Queensland took on New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the 1925/26 season. The innings helped Queensland to draw the match, after following on.[2]

Outside of sport he worked as a barrister and as well as practising in the Queensland Crown Law Office also had a private practice in his home town. He wrote a book, called 'A History of Queensland Cricket', which was released posthumously in 1946. Hutcheon's brother John was a more successful cricketer for Queensland and briefly served as the chairman of the Australian Cricket Board in the 1920s.[3]

Hutcheon died in 1937 and was buried in Brisbane's Toowong Cemetery.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Ernest Hutcheon". CricketArchive.
  2. ^ "New South Wales v Queensland 1925/26". CricketArchive.
  3. ^ "Athletes: Ernest Hutcheon". Sports Reference.
  4. ^ Hutcheon Ernest Henry Archived 8 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search

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