Interesting People From The Past...

Walter R. Hammond.  Played for Gloucestershire as an amateur cricketer in 1920, and when he turned professional in 1923 scored over a thousand runs in his first season for that county. Afterwards, he played for England against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the West Indies.

John Berry Hobbs.  Starting on the ground staff of Surrey County Cricket Club, he was eventually made a playing member and excelled as a batsman. By 1935, when he retired, he had made the then unsurpassed record of 197 centuries, including twelve in Tests against Australia. During his career he played many times for England.

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