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Jack Hobbs Biography

Sir John Berry "Jack" Hobbs (16 December 1882 – 21 December 1963) was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey from 1905 to 1934 and for England in 61 Test matches between 1908 and 1930. Known as "The Master", he is regarded by critics as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century-maker in first-class cricket, with 61,760 runs and 199 centuries. A right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, Hobbs also excelled as a fielder, particularly in the position of cover point.Born into poverty in 1882, Hobbs wished from an early age to pursue a career in cricket. His early batting was undistinguished, but a sudden improvement in 1901 brought him to the attention of local teams. In 1903 he successfully applied to join Surrey, with the support of England batsman Tom Hayward. His reputation grew and when he qualified to play for Surrey, he scored 88 on his first-class debut and a century in his next game. Over the following seasons, he established himself as a successful county player and in 1908 made his Test debut for England, scoring 83 in his first innings. After some mixed early performances for England, Hobbs' success against South African googly bowlers made his place secure, and by 1911–12, when he scored three centuries in the Test series against Australia, critics judged him the world's best batsman. In county cricket, he developed an attacking, dynamic style of play and was very successful up until 1914. After serving in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, he maintained his reputation when cricket resumed in 1919, but his career was threatened by appendicitis, which caused him to miss most of the 1921 season. When he returned, he was a more cautious batsmen and used a safer style of play. Subsequently, he became more consistent and scored prolifically in both Test and domestic cricket until his retirement. In this period, he played some of his most acclaimed innings.Hobbs' success was based on fast footwork, an ability to play many different shots, and excellent placement of the ball. Among the first batsmen to succeed against previously devastating googly bowlers, he adapted his technique to meet the new styles of bowling that arose early in his career; he mixed classical shots with an effective defence. He was particularly successful on difficult pitches for batting. An opening batsman, Hobbs established several effective opening partnerships; with Tom Hayward and Andy Sandham for Surrey and with Wilfred Rhodes and Herbert Sutcliffe for England. His partnership with Sutcliffe remains in 2014 the most effective for the first wicket, in terms of average partnership, in Test history. Contemporaries rated Hobbs extremely highly, and critics continue to list him among the best batsmen of all time.Hobbs was very close to Ada, his wife of 56 years; the pair were able to live comfortably in later life through Hobbs' substantial wage from S

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Date Of BirthSeptember 28, 1893
Place Of BirthLondon, England, UK
Weightabout 155 pounds
Star SignLibra

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1Affable British character actor and occasional leading man in films of the 1920's and 30's. Also on Broadway from 1913.



Rheingold Theatre1956TV SeriesHarry
The Six Proud Walkers1954TV SeriesSteve
To Hell with Hitler1940Conway (uncredited)
Make It Three1938Charlie
Miracles Do Happen1938Barry Strangeways
George Takes the Air1938Cpl. Craig
Fine Feathers1937Felix
Leave It to Me1937Guest
When the Devil Was Well1937Jack Lawson
Intimate Relations1937Freddie Hall
Why Pick on Me?1937Stretton
All That Glitters1937Jack Tolley
The Show Goes On1937Nicholson
The Interrupted Honeymoon1936George
No Limit1935Bert Tyldesley
Handle with Care1935Jack
Car of Dreams1935Peters
Oh No Doctor!1934Montagu Kent
Trouble in Store1934ShortJack
Beware of Women1933ShortAndrew
Too Many Wives1933John Wildely
Double Wedding1933Dick
Josser in the Army1932Paul Langdon
His Wife's Mother1932Eustace
The Last Coupon1932Dr. Sinclair
Josser Joins the Navy1932Lt. Cmdr. Cole
The Love Race1931Bobbie Mostyn
Mischief1931Tom Birkett
Love Lies1931Rolly Rider
Never Trouble Trouble1931Jimmie Dawson
La flamme1926Hugues Sedley
The Happy Ending1925Denis Craddock
The Eleventh Commandment1924Robert Ransome
The Crooked Man1923ShortHenry Wood
The Crimson Circle1922
The Lonely Lady of Grosvenor Square1922Duke of Monaghan
The Naval Treaty1922ShortPercy Phelps
The Call of Youth1921ShortHubert Richmond
The Skin Game1921
The Shuttle of Life1920Ray Sinclair
Inheritance1920David StMaur
The Face at the Window1920Lucien Cartwright
The Lady Clare1919Lord Ronald Medwin
Tom Brown's Schooldays1916Tom Brown 3rd
The Yoke1915Christopher Grahame

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