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Dennis Silk      

Full name Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk

Born October 8, 1931, Eureka, California, United States of America

Current age 83 years 238 days

Major teams Cambridge University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother-in-law - JPK Asquith

Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 83 140 11 3845 126 29.80 7 45 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 83 240 1 1/22 240.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1960

Dennis Silk was one of many outstanding batsmen to come out of Cambridge in the 1950s, and were it not for the demands of his career in teaching, would undoubtedly have had a long career in cricket. A typically establishment figure, only 33 of his 83 first-class appearances were for his county - Somerset - with the rest being mainly for his university or MCC. He toured four times with MCC, twice as captain (North America and New Zealand) and was subsequently president of the club. His teaching career was no less successful and he ended up as Warden of Radley, a top public school, and one fittingly with a strong cricketing pedigree.
Martin Williamson

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Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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