J.B. Hobbs


J.B. Hobbs 107 v AustraliaBack to boards

Sir Jack Hobbs made the iconic Lord's Honours Boards for the first time when he hit 107 versus Australia in 1912.

When his captain C.B. Fry elected to bat, England were reliant on the in-form Hobbs to display a touch of class at the top of the order.

With only three and a half hours possible on the first day and 20 minutes on the second, the game was always likely to peter out to a draw.

However, there was still enough time for Hobbs to earn his first century at the Home of Cricket, with his score of 107 coming in 167 minutes, hitting 15 fours.

The match did indeed result in a draw, but for Hobbs, it was the start of a trio of centuries at Lord's.

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