The Club has recently lost one of its oldest Honorary Life Members.
We regret to announce that Hubert Doggart died peacefully at his Chichester home on 16 February 2018 aged 92. He leaves a widow Susan (whom he married in 1960) and their three children.
He was a remarkable sportsman in his day. He 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 up to King’s College, Cambridge where he graduated with an MA.
At Cambridge he achieved a ‘blue’ in five different sports and was captain in four before becoming 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.
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.
He later held many offices in sports administration, such as President of MCC (1981–1982), the Cricket Council (1981–1982), the English Schools Cricket Association and the Cricket Society (1983–1998). He also chaired the ICC (1981-82) and the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club (1993–2003).
He taught at Winchester College (1950–1972) and was headmaster at King’s School, Bruton (1972–1985).
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