Jack  Hobbs

Jack Hobbs

in Cambridge, The United Kingdom
December 16, 1882

December 21, 1939


Sir John Berry "Jack" Hobbs (16 December 1882 – 21 December 1963) was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey from 1905 to 1934 and for England in 61 Test matches from 1908 to 1930.

Universally known as "Jack" and nicknamed "The Master," Hobbs is widely regarded as cricket's greatest-ever opening batsman and holds world records in first-class cricket for scoring the most runs (61,237 or 61,760 depending on source) and centuries (197 or 199 depending on source).

Hobbs was a right-handed batsman (RHB) and a useful right-arm medium pace bowler (RM) who took 108 career wickets with a best analysis of 7/56. In the field, Hobbs was considered a "brilliant" cover point.

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