(born John Charlton Hubble
; February 10, 1881 — February 26, 1965) was an English cricketer
. He was a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who played for Kent
and Marylebone Cricket Club
during a 25-year career.
Hubble joined Kent as a first-team player in 1904, and, while he didn't gain a regular first-team place until two years later, Kent's form in the Championship up to that point was to prove promising. However, with Hubble able to dictate play from the middle order, his averages remained consistent over the following years, beginning with Kent's championship-winning year of 1906. Though this was form that Hubble himself was to sustain the following year, he would not be a first-team pick in the Championship until 1911, after the previous year's victory, once again, in the County Championship. Hubble's reputation was enhanced further by some tenacious batting late into the 1910 season, a shining light in a team full of hard and often inaccurate batsman.
While Hubble himself was now 29 years old and in his prime as a player, Kent continued their exceptional form with him as a first-team wicket-keeper, winning the penultimate County Championship before the break of World War I. Though in the 1914 season Hubble played second fiddle to fellow wicket-keeping teammate Fred Huish
, when the County Championship was reinstated in 1919, Hubble became first-team wicket-keeper, with the added bonus of being able to pull off the occasional very tenacious batting... Read More