Sir John Berry Jack Hobbs 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.
Full name John Berry Hobbs
Born 16 December 1882 Cambridge, England
Died 21 December 1963 (aged 81) Hove, East Sussex, England
Nickname The Master
Batting style right-handed (RHB)
Bowling style right-arm medium pace (RM)
Role opening batsman
National side England
Test debut 1 January 1908 v Australia
Last Test 16 August 1930 v Australia