England Cricket Team: Very few batsmen in the history of cricket have the record for most centuries in first-class matches. Sir Jack Hobbs, England’s best batsman, tops the list.
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Happy Birthday Jack Hobbs: There are very few batsmen in the history of cricket who have a record of scoring more centuries in first-class matches. Sir Jack Hobbs, England’s best batsman, tops the list. Born in Cambridge today (December 16) in 1882, Hobbs has scored the most runs and centuries in first-class cricket. It remains impossible for any batsman to reach his record.
Right-handed opener Jack Hobbs scored 61760 runs in 834 first-class matches at an average of 50.70. During this time, 199 centuries and 273 fifties came from his bat. 316 not out is his highest first class score. In the history of cricket, there is no other batsman who has scored more runs, centuries and half centuries than Hobbes. Hobbs began his first-class career in 1905. He completed it in 1934, 29 years later. He was 52 years old when he retired from first-class cricket.
Jack Hobbs made his Test debut on 1 January 1908, setting a great record for England. Hobbs scored 5410 runs in 61 Test matches at an average of 56.94. At this point, he has 15 centuries and 28 fifties in his bat. His highest score was 211. Hobbs has scored 12 of his 15 Test centuries against long-time rivals Australia. The record for the oldest Test century is held by Hobbes. Hobbs, 46, was 82 days old when he scored the century against Australia.
Jack Hobbs, along with Herbert Sutcliffe, gave England a great start in many matches. The two players played together as openers in 39 Tests. During this time, Sutcliffe-Hobbs added 3386 runs at an average of 87.86. This includes 15 centuries and 11 half-centuries. Jack Hobbs’ Test career lasted 22 years and 23 days.
After retiring from cricket in 1934, Hobbs continued to work as a journalist. He traveled to Australia with the MCC team in 1936-37 and published four books. They sold well that decade. Hobbs also has a sports goods store. He continued it for the rest of his life. In 1953 he was awarded the title of ‘Sir’. Hobbs is credited with being the first professional cricketer to receive this honor. He passed away on December 21, 1963 at the age of 81.
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