|Full name||George Hubert Graham Doggart|
18 July 1925 |
Earl's Court, London, England
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
George Hubert Graham Doggart, OBE, MA (born 18 July 1925, Earl's Court, London) is a retired English sports administrator, cricketer and schoolmaster. He played in two Test matches for England in 1950.
Life and career
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. Teaching commitments meant that he only played one full summer of county cricket.
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), the Cricket Council (1981-1982) and the Cricket Society (1983-1998), and he chaired the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club (1993-2003).
|Sussex county cricket captain