John Hogg was born in Woodborough in February 1818. He played in three matches for Nottinghamshire, one in each of 1858, 1859 and 1861, acting as wicketkeeper. No details of his early cricket have yet been found, but having played for Arnold in 1852 and 1853, he then appeared for Burton Joyce.

He was at one time landlord of the Cross Keys and of the Wheat Sheaf Inns in Burton Joyce, though in 1852 his occupation is given as ‘farmer’. His eldest daughter, Annie Maria married the Notts and England cricketer John Selby; his son, John Henry Hogg appeared in one minor match for Notts.

John Hogg died in Burton Joyce in October 1885.