‘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.
Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 09 August 1930
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