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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here



Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here

Legendary Surrey & England cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here.

Location: 17 Englewood Road, Clapham

Description: Legendary England cricketer Sir Jack Hobbs (1882-1963) lived here.

As an opening batsman he scored more first-class runs (61,237 per Wisden, 61,760 per Cricinfo) and more first-class centuries (197 per Wisden, 199 per Cricinfo) than any other cricketer. These records probably wont be beaten since modern cricketers now play fewer first class matches.


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Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here

Legendary Surrey & England cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here.


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Jack Hobbs certainly owned some sports shops , one was in Sidney Street Cambridge, he was born in Rivar Place Cambridge next door to my parents first home, I knew him and some of his family members. (Don Halls)
Posted by Don Halls on 2009-10-07
I have a question please did Sir Jack Hobbs Ever own or have any involvement with a sports shop sharing the same name? (mike)
Posted by mike on 2009-05-16
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