Hubert Doggart

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Hubert Doggart
Personal information
Full name George Hubert Graham Doggart
Born (1925-07-18) 18 July 1925 (age 88)
Earl's Court, London, England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 210
Runs scored 76 10054
Batting average 19.00 31.51
100s/50s -/- 20/50
Top score 29 219*
Balls bowled - 4412
Wickets - 60
Bowling average - 34.28
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 4/50
Catches/stumpings 3/- 199/-
Source: [1]

George Hubert Graham Doggart, OBE, MA (born 18 July 1925, Earl's Court, London) is a retired English sports administrator, cricketer and schoolmaster.[1] He played in two Test matches for England in 1950.

He was the son of the sportsman Graham Doggart (1897-1963), who chaired the Football Association and played county cricket for Middlesex.

Life and career[edit]

Hubert Doggart was educated at Winchester College where he was captain of cricket and football. On leaving school he was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. He then went to King's College, Cambridge. He was a Cambridge blue in five different sports and captain in four. He earned a Master of Arts degree. He taught at Winchester College (1950-1972) and was headmaster at King's School, Bruton (1972-1985).

He was a successful amateur cricketer for Cambridge University and Sussex (captain in 1954). He made an unbeaten 215 against Lancashire on his Cambridge University debut in 1948 and this score remains the highest made by a debutant in English cricket.[2] Teaching commitments meant that he only played one full summer of county cricket.[3]

Doggart married Susan Beattie in 1960, and they had three children. He has held many offices in sports administration, such as President of the MCC (1981-1982),[3] the Cricket Council (1981-1982) and the Cricket Society (1983-1998), and he chaired the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club (1993-2003).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Hubert Doggart". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Cambridge University v Lancashire". CricketArchive. 1 May 1948. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 54. ISBN 1-869833-21-X. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Sheppard
Sussex county cricket captain
1954
Succeeded by
Robin Marlar