Leslie Hylton

Cricket Player

1905 – 1955


Who was Leslie Hylton?

Leslie George Hylton was a West Indian cricketer, a fast bowler who played in six Test matches between 1935 and 1939 for the West Indies. He also played 40 first-class games for his native Jamaica.

Hylton debuted with four Tests in the 1934–1935 season, taking 13 wickets at an average of 19.3, but had to wait until 1939 before playing his next two Tests. In that trip to England, he added three more wickets to his career tally, and did not play in any more Tests subsequently.

Hylton is perhaps more well known for his death. In 1955, he was hanged for the murder of his wife, Lurlene. During his trial, Hylton claimed he had been trying to shoot himself but missed. As of March 2009, he remains the only Test cricketer to have been executed.

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Mar 29, 1905
May 17, 1955

on July 23, 2013


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