Famous People from the Cambridgeshire

Hobbs, Jack (Sir) (1882-1963)

Cricketer, born in Cambridge (real name Sir John Berry Hobbs). He played in county cricket for Cambridgeshire (1904) and Surrey (1905-34), and for England (1908-30), when he and Herbert Sutcliffe (1894-1978) established themselves as an unrivalled pair of opening batsmen. He made 5410 runs in 61 Test matches (average 56.94), and a record number of 197 centuries and 61,167 runs in first-class cricket. He was the first English cricketer to be knighted, in 1953.

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