1905 – 1955
Who was Leslie Hylton?
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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