Herbert Hake

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Herbert Hake
Personal information
Full name Herbert Denys Hake OBE
Born (1894-11-08)8 November 1894
Christchurch, Hampshire, England
Died 17 April 1975(1975-04-17) (aged 80)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Relations Stanley Toyne (Uncle)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1920–1925 Hampshire
1920–1921 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 26
Runs scored 557
Batting average 15.91
100s/50s –/3
Top score 94
Balls bowled 18
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 6/1
Source: Cricinfo, 12 January 2010

Herbert Denys Hake OBE (8 November 1894 – 12 April 1975) was an English cricketer. Hake was a right-handed batsman who played as an occasional wicketkeeper.

As a child Hake was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College, where he represented the school in cricket. During the First World War Hake served in the British Armed Forces.

Hake made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against PF Warner's XI in the 1920. The same season Hake made his County Championship debut for Hampshire against Essex.

In 1921 Hake played four first-class matces for Cambridge University, with his final first-class match for the University coming against Warwickshire. Hake did not manage to get his Cambridge Blue. During the 1921 season Hake captained Hampshire in a Championship match against Sussex.

From 1920 to 1925 Hake represented Hampshire in 21 first-class matches, where he scored 478 runs at an average of 17.70, with three half centuries and a high score of 94, which came against Leicestershire in 1921. Hake's final first-class match for Hampshire came in the 1925 County Championship against Essex.

After retiring from first-class cricket Hake served firstly as the headmaster of his childhood school, Haileybury. Later Hake moved to Australia, where he served as the headmaster of The King's School in Parramatta, New South Wales from 1939 to 1964. Hake served as the Chairman of Conference of the Headmasters' Conference of the Independent Schools of Australia. During this time Hake was awarded the Order of the British Empire.

Hake died at Sydney, New South Wales on 12 April 1974.


Hake's uncle Stanley Toyne represented Hampshire and the Marylebone Cricket Club in first-class cricket.

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