'Impressive... McKinstry does an excellent job recounting Hobbs' exploits'
The astonishing feats of Sir Jack Hobbs continue to resonate more than a century after he first played Test cricket. During his long career, which stretched from the age of W. G. Grace to the era of Don Bradman, he scored more first-class runs and centuries than any other player. Even today, he remains England's greatest run maker in Ashes Tests. He changed the art of batting with his elegant style, and transformed the status of professional cricketers through the strength of his personality.
Born into poverty, Hobbs rose to have a central role in some of Test cricket's most explosive series, but not without little-known controversy and dispute. At last here is a comprehensive biography of Hobbs, giving us fresh insights into every aspect of his story.
'This learned and wide-ranging book skilfully recreates a vanished world and resuscitates the reputation of one who might well be England's greatest cricketer' Daily Mail
'An intelligent account' Literary Reviewshow more