On This Day

Jack Hobbs

Full Name: Sir John Berry Hobbs
Profession: Cricketer Known as The Master


Born: December 16, 1882
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 21, 1963 (aged 81)

Historical Events

  • 1905-04-24 First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, "The Master" for Surrey v the "Gentlemen of England" (18 & 88)
  • 1908-01-01 Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England's 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.
  • 1910-03-11 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket
  • 1925-01-05 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings
  • 1926-08-30 Jack Hobbs scores 316 not out at Lord's (Surrey v Middlesex)
  • 1934-05-28 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age

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