Hubert Doggart

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Hubert Doggart
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Hubert Graham Doggart
Born(1925-07-18)18 July 1925
Earl's Court, London, England
Died16 February 2018(2018-02-16) (aged 92)
Chichester, West Sussex, England
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1948 to 1950Cambridge University
1948 to 1961Sussex
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: ESPNcricinfo

George Hubert Graham Doggart OBE (18 July 1925 – 16 February 2018)[1][2] was an English sports administrator, first-class cricketer and schoolmaster.[3]

Background[edit]

Doggart was born into a sporting family at Earl's Court, London, the elder son of the sportsman Graham Doggart. He was educated at Winchester College[4] where he was captain of cricket and football. On leaving school he was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. He then went up to King's College, Cambridge where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree.

Sporting career[edit]

He was a Cambridge blue in five different sports (cricket, football, rackets, squash and rugby fives) and captain in four[5] and was a successful amateur cricketer for Cambridge University and Sussex (where he was captain in 1954). He made an unbeaten 215 against Lancashire on his Cambridge University debut in 1948[6] and this score remains the highest made by a debutant in English cricket.[7] He represented England in two Test matches versus the West Indies in 1950 (at Old Trafford and Lord's). Teaching commitments meant that he only played one full summer of county cricket, in 1954.[8]

He later held several offices in sports administration, such as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) (1981–1982),[8] the Cricket Council (1981–1982), the English Schools Cricket Association (1965–2000) and the Cricket Society (1983–1998). He also chaired the ICC (1981–1982) and the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club (1993–2003).

Personal life[edit]

He taught at Winchester College from 1950 to 1972 and was headmaster at King's School, Bruton from 1972 to 1985. Doggart died peacefully at his Chichester home on 16 February 2018 aged 92. He left a widow, Susan, whom he married in 1960. They had a son and two daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubert Doggart 1925-2018". Sussex Cricket. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "ICC saddened with the passing of Hubert Doggart" (Press release). International Cricket Council. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Player profile: Hubert Doggart". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Hubert Doggart OBE". Cricketing Winchester. Winchester City Council. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Public school headmaster, first class cricketer, president of MCC and rare sporting all-rounder" Daily Telegraph Wednesday 7 March 2018
  6. ^ "An enigma with a tragic end". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Scorecard: Cambridge University v Lancashire". CricketArchive. 1 May 1948. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  8. ^ 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
Peter May
MCC President
1981-1982
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Tuke
Preceded by
David Sheppard
Sussex county cricket captain
1954
Succeeded by
Robin Marlar