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.
|Full name||Ernest Henry Hutcheon|
|Born||17 June 1889|
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
|Died||9 June 1937 (aged 47)|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Domestic team information|
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. 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.
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.