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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
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.