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Jack Hobbs

Personal information
Full nameJohn Berry Hobbs
Birth Date (Y-M-D)1882-12-16
Place of birthCambridge
Country of birthEngland
Death Date (Y-M-D)1963-12-21
NicknameThe Master
Batting styleright-handed (RHB)
Bowling styleright-arm medium pace (RM)
Roleopening batsman
Test Debut1 January 1908 v Australia
Last Test16 August 1930 v Australia
Domestic team information
Surrey1905 � 1934

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Sir John Berry (Jack) Hobbs (born 16 December 1882 at Cambridge; died 21 December 1963 at Hove) 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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