Born at Stafford in 1904, Joe Hulme was a right-handed middle order batsman, right-arm medium bowler and superb deep fieldsman. He represented Middlesex 223 times between 1929 and 1939 and accumulated 8,103 runs (av. 26.56) with twelve centuries and a top score of 143. He hit 1,000 runs in a season three times with a best of 1,258 (av. 34.94) in 1934. He bagged 89 wickets (av. 36.40) with a best of 4 for 44 and he held 110 catches. A well-respected soccer player he appeared at outside right for Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal and Huddersfield Town. He also played nine internationals for England between 1927 and 1929 scoring four goals. He died at Winchmore Hill, Middlesex in 1991.