Hutton is one of the great names of English cricket and Ben Hutton is the grandson of Len Hutton, the great Yorkshire and England batsman His father, Richard Hutton, played for Yorkshire and England too. Ben did not go on to play for England but he had a good career with Middlesex CCC, playing just short of 250 games for the club.
Hutton was awarded his county cap in 2003 and captained Middlesex between 2005 and 2006. He was born in Johannesberg, South Africa on 29 January 1977 before attending Radley College in Oxfordshire where he formed a great friendship with Andrew Strauss, the former Middlesex and England captain. Ben was a top order left handed batsman and useful medium pacer. He was an excellent fielder too. In all her scored almost 7,500 runs for Middlesex CCC and took 86 wickets.