Jack Hobbs (1908 -1930) – Jack Hobbs is thebest English opening batsman ever in Test historyand also the oldest player to score a Test century.
He was 46 when he scored his last Test century. Hehas also amassed the highest number of runs andcenturies in first-class career that last 29 years. Hehas scored a total 199 centuries and 61,760 runs in
first-class and averages 56.94 in Tests.
|Full name||John Berry Hobbs|
|Born||16 December 1882|
|Died||21 December 1963 (aged 81)|
Hove, East Sussex, England
|Bowling||Right-arm medium pace|
|Test debut (cap 157)||1 January 1908 v Australia|
|Last Test||16 August 1930 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|CompetitionTestFirst-classMatches61834Runs scored5,41061,760Batting average56.9450.70100s/50s15/28199/273Top score211316*Balls bowled3765,217Wickets1108Bowling average165.0025.035 wickets in innings0310 wickets in match00Best bowling1/197/56Catches/stumpings17/–342/–|