Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs (1882 - 1963)

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Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Hove, East Sussex, England
Occupation: Gas Worker 1901/Cricketer
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs

Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs


Nickname: "The Master" [1]

Birth date: 16 Dec 1882 [1]

Free BMD Index MarQ 1883 Cambridge Vol. 3b page 514

Birth Place: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Date of Death: 21 Dec 1963 [1]

Place of Death: Hove, East Sussex, England

Parents


Father: John Cooper Hobbs -a slater's labourer who became a professional cricketer "in the employ of Cambridge University Cricket Club as a net bowler and occasional umpire at the Fenner's ground. Later, he was a groundsman and umpire at Jesus College" [1]

Mother: Flora Matilda Hobbs

Marriage: SeptQ 1906

Children

Jack - born 1907

Leonard - born

Ivan - born

Vera - born 1913

Occupation: Professional Cricketer

Honours and Awards:

1953 - the 2nd professional cricket to receive a knighthood for his services to the sport as a player. The first was Don Bradman.

"As a result of his outstanding achievements in 1925, Hobbs was elected sole Cricketer of the Year by Wisden Cricketer's Almanack in its 1926 edition. Having already received the award in 1909, he became only the second player to be selected a second time and the third sole recipient." [1]

Career:

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right arm medium pace

Roll: Opening Batsman

Played for: National Side - England

Surrey 1905-1934

England 1908-1930

Test Matches: 61

Debut: 1 January 1908 v Australia [1]

Last Test: 16 August 1930 v Australia

Career Statitics: [1]

Matches: Test - 61 First Class - 834

Runs scored: Test - 5,410 First Class - 61,760

Batting average: Test - 56.94 First Class - 50.70

100s/50s: Test - 15/28 First Class - 199/273

Top score: Test - 211 First Class - 316

Balls bowled: Test - 376 First Class - 5,217

Wickets: Test - 1 First Class -108

Bowling average: Test - 165.00 First Class - 25.03

5 wickets in innings: Test – 0 First Class - 3

10 wickets in match: Test - 0 First Class – 0

Best bowling: Test - 1/19 First Class - 7/56

Catches/stumpings: Test - 17/– First Class - 342/–

World Records: 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 {Playfair Cricket Annual 2008, pp.236–239. and Jack Hobbs – profile". CricketArchive}) [1]

Publications: He published four books between 1912 and 1935 -

  • Jack Hobbs, Recovering The Ashes, Pitman, 1912
  • Jack Hobbs, My Cricket Memories, Heinemann, 1924
  • Jack Hobbs, Playing for England, Gollancz, 1931
  • Jack Hobbs, My Life Story, The Star, 1935

Other Notes:

References, Sources/Links, Family Trees etc.

[1] Wikipedia - Jack Hobbs

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Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs's Timeline

1882
December 16, 1882
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
1906
September, 1906
Age 23
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
1907
July, 1907
Age 24
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
1909
1909
Age 26
England
1913
March 25, 1913
Age 30
Wandsworth Registration District
1914
1914
Age 31
England
1963
December 21, 1963
Age 81
Hove, East Sussex, England
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Hove, East Sussex, England