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.

Personal information
Full nameJohn Berry Hobbs
Born16 December 1882
Cambridge, England
Died21 December 1963 (aged 81)
HoveEast Sussex, England
NicknameThe Master
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National sideEngland
Test debut (cap 157)1 January 1908 v Australia
Last Test16 August 1930 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1905–1934Surrey
Career statistics
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/–

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