Name: Jack Hobbs
Date of birth: 16/12/1882
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: N/A
Bowling Style: Unknown
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test Debut v Australia at Melbourne - January, 1908
- 'The Master' is without question England's greatest batsman.
- In his astonishing 30 year career Hobbs hit 197 first-class centuries, scored 61,760 runs at 50.70, and scored 5410 test runs (a record at the time) in 61 tests at 56.94.
- What is all the more remarkable is that, being the gentleman he was, Hobbs would often get himself out once passing a century in order to give others a bat. He was as modest as he was great.
- He spent his entire career playing for Surrey.
- Hobbs was the master of his art. His timing was unmatched and his stroke play and control was the stuff of dreams. He truly stood head and shoulders above his peers.
- He remains the oldest man, at 46, to score a test century.
- Hobbs was the first professional cricketer to knighted, in 1953, and was rightly selected as one of five Wisden's Cricketers of the Century.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||1908-1930||Innings Bowled:||11|
|Highest Score:||211||Best bowling in Innings:||1/19|
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