Sir Jack Hobbs


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Noun1.Sir Jack Hobbs - notable English cricketer (1882-1963)Sir Jack Hobbs - notable English cricketer (1882-1963)
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Even the cocktails are named after Cambridge big-hitters such as eminent philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and former England cricket captain Sir Jack Hobbs.
This most important quality of discipline allowed the greats of the game like Sir Don Bradman, Sir Jack Hobbs, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Viv Richards and men like Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and the likes of Brian Lara to achieve excellence in the art of batting.
1882: Sir Jack Hobbs, one of England's finest cricketers, was born.
In 2015, the Ormskirk player, a previous winner of the Cricket Society's Sir Jack Hobbs Trophy, was named as the best wicket-keeper, most prolific batsman, best all-rounder and most valuable player.
His nerveless 83 in 44 balls showcased skills that had not even been imagined when WG Grace, Sir Jack Hobbs and Sir Len Hutton played, and T20 was still long in the distance during the days of Geoffrey Boycott and Graham Gooch.
The Legends Club was started by former Indian team selector Raj Singh Dungarpur in 2003 on the lines of the Masters Club in Surrey, which was set up in memory of Sir Jack Hobbs, the first cricketer to be honoured with a knighthood.
Stokes comfortably set |a new mark for the highest innings by an England batsman at Newlands, beating Sir Jack Hobbs' record of 187 which had stood since 1910.
The only two players who I think can be compared with him will be the great, Sir Donald Bradman of Australia and Sir Jack Hobbs of England," he pointed out.
West Indies' George Headley, Australian Greg Chappell, New Zealand's Martin Crowe and Englishmen Sir Jack Hobbs and Walter Hammond are yet to open their accounts.
According to retiring editor Matthew Engel, only the 14th man in 137 years in the hottest editorial seat in sport, none of the 100 nominated the Famous Five of Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, Shane Warne and Sir Vivian Richards.
LEGENDARY: Aussie Sir Don Bradman and rare bat, left; WICKET WIZARDS: Larwood and Hammond; BAT MAN: England's Sir Jack Hobbs; HIT FOR SIX: Mark Atkins
It would be a churlish cricket enthusiast who disputed that Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, Shane Warne and Sir Vivian Richards fail to merit a place in the pantheon (and an even more pusillanimous type to suggest that the selection of five cricketers of the century is an impossible and ludicrous notion and an unworthy gimmick for the most prestigious sports publication in the world).