Brian Hone

Cricket Player

1907 – 1978

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Who was Brian Hone?

Sir Brian William Hone OBE FACE was an Australian headmaster and, in his youth, a first-class cricketer.

Born on 1 July 1907 at Semaphore, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, he was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide where he won Blues in cricket, football and tennis. During the 1929–30 cricket season he opened the batting for South Australia, scoring a century against Victoria and averaging nearly 50. In 1930 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend New College, Oxford, and achieved honours in English.. He won Blues in cricket and tennis.

He was the brother of tennis player Garton Hone and father of sportsman David Hone.

From 1933 to 1939, Hone taught at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, and was made head of the new department of English. Whilst in England he wrote Cricket Practice and Tactics,.

1940–1950: Headmaster, Cranbrook School Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

1951–1970: Headmaster, Melbourne Grammar School, Victoria, Australia.

1973–1974: Deputy Chancellor, Monash University.

He died in Paris on 28 May 1978. His remains lie near the Norfolk Island pine planted in Dr J E Bromby's honour in the grounds of Melbourne Grammar School.

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Born
1907
Semaphore
Education
  • University of Adelaide
Died
1978
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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