Hubert Doggart CBE (1925-2018) — winner of Blues in 5 sports
Hubert Doggart, C.B.E. (Winchester & King’s) 1925-2018
Hubert Doggart was an extraordinarily talented sportsman who played just the once in the Rugby Fives Varsity Match – in 1950. He won his Singles and partnered the captain in the second pair in a very close match won by Cambridge 232-226.
While at Cambridge Doggart also won blues for, and captained the University in, cricket, soccer, squash and racquets, having been Public School Doubles champion in the latter sport in 1943.
On leaving school Doggart served in the Army from 1943 to 1947, then came up to King’s College where his performance in cricket in particular earned him a place in two tests against the West Indies in 1950. He had made his mark by scoring 215 not out on his first class debut two years before against Lancashire at Fenners.
From Cambridge Doggart returned to Winchester College to teach, During his time there he was master in charge of cricket, playing county cricket, principally in the holidays, for Sussex until 1961; for eight years he was housemaster; then he was appointed Headmaster of King’s School, Bruton (1972-1985).
Among his various roles in cricket he was President of the English Schools Cricket Association for 35 years, a member of the Cricket Council, President of the MCC (1981-82) and latterly treasurer of the MCC.
Hubert edited, wrote and co-wrote a number of books about cricket throughout his lifetime. In retirement he lived in Chichester and was involved with the cathedral.
He last attended the Past versus Present at Magdalene College in 1999; it was the 50th and he was delighted to be reunited with fellow cricketers Raman Subba Row and Richard Jefferson.