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Name: Jack Hobbs  
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Date of Birth: 18th August 1988
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Profession: Footballer
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Sir Jack Hobbs
England (Eng)
Sir Jack Hobbs
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling type Right-arm medium (RM)
Tests First-class
Matches 61 870
Runs scored 5,410 61,760
Batting average 56.94 50.70
100s/50s 15/28 199/273
Top score 211 316*
Balls bowled 376 5,217
Wickets 1 108
Bowling average 165.00 25.03
5 wickets in innings 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/19 7/56
Catches/stumpings 17 342

Test debut: 1 January 1908
Last Test: 22 August 1930

Sir John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs (born 16 December 1882 in Cambridge, England, died 21 December 1963 in Hove, Sussex) played cricket for Surrey and England. He scored more first-class runs (61,237 per Wisden, 61,760 per Cricinfo) and more first-class centuries (197 per Wisden, 199 per Cricinfo) than any other cricketer, records which will never be beaten as modern cricketers play fewer first class matches. He scored over 1,000 in 26 seasons. Only four men have scored over 1,000 in more seasons.

He retired in 1934 after playing 61 Test matches between 1908 and 1930, with a career batting average in his first-class cricket of 50.65. This was despite the interruption in his career due to the First World War, during which he served in the Royal Flying Corps as an Air Mechanic.

Hobbs toured Australia five times during his career and was voted one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1909. He was also named as Wisden's only Cricketer of the Year in 1926 (when he was 44), and as such is one of the few cricketers named twice as a Cricketer of the Year (another was Plum Warner in 1904 and 1921).

In 2000, Hobbs was named by a 100-member panel of experts as the third of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century. Hobbs received 30 votes, behind Sir Donald Bradman (100 votes) and Sir Garfield Sobers (90 votes). Shane Warne (27 votes) and Sir Viv Richards (25 votes) took the fourth and fifth places.

English batsman with a test batting average over 50
Ken Barrington | Denis Compton | Wally Hammond | Jack Hobbs | Len Hutton | Eddie Paynter | Andrew Strauss | Herbert Sutcliffe | Ernest Tyldesley

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