Denis Compton      

Full name Denis Charles Scott Compton

Born May 23, 1918, Hendon, Middlesex

Died April 23, 1997, Windsor, Berkshire (aged 78 years 335 days)

Major teams England, Europeans (India), Holkar, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Relation Brother - LH Compton, Son - PMD Compton, Son - RCD Compton, Grandson - NRD Compton

Denis Charles Scott Compton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 78 131 15 5807 278 50.06 17 28 3 49 0
First-class 515 839 88 38942 300 51.85 123 183 416 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 78 66 2710 1410 25 5/70 5/77 56.40 3.12 108.4 0 1 0
First-class 515 36640 20074 622 7/36 32.27 3.28 58.9 19 3
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 14-17, 1937 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 1-5, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1936 - 1964
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Jul 27, 2006

Cover of <I>Denis Compton</I> by Tim Heald

Cover of Denis Compton by Tim Heald

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Aug 17, 1975

Denis Compton batting in his final appearance at Lords, MCC President's XI v Lord's Taverners' President's XI, August 17, 1975

Denis Compton batting in his final appearance at Lords

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Jun 29, 1974

Denis Compton, Barry Richards and Mushtaq Mohammad shelter from the rain during a charity match in London, June 29, 1974

Denis Compton, Barry Richards and Mushtaq Mohammad shelter from the rain during a charity match in London

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1939

Played professional football for Arsenal (FA Cup winner 1950) and represented England in wartime internationals

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 273/6 (86 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 Somerset 66/1 (16 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 354/7 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 298/3 (96 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 125/6 (61 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 243/8 (73 ov)
North Group: Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26
Northants won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Gloucs at Arundel - Jun 26
Gloucs won by 11 runs
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