Jack Hobbs Passes the Batting Record set by W.G. Grace – 9 August 1930

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘At a quarter-to-twelve today, Jack Hobb scored his 54,897th run in first-class cricket, and thus surpassed W.G. Grace’s aggregate of 54,896 runs.’

At Kennington Oval on 9 August 1930, the Surrey and England batsman, Jack Hobbs (‘The Master’), made cricket history by passing W.G. Grace’s aggregate record of 54,896 runs made in first-class cricket.

Five years previously, Hobbes made his 126th century, thus passing another milestone record set by W.G. Grace.

Here is a newspaper story from 9 August 1930 that reports on this historic moment in cricketing history.

historical newspaper report about jack hobbes

Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 09 August 1930

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historical newspaper report about jack hobbes

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