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Peter Denning      

Full name Peter William Denning

Born December 16, 1949, Chewton Mendip, Somerset

Died July 17, 2007, Taunton, Somerset (aged 57 years 213 days)

Major teams Somerset

Nickname Dasher

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Millfield

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 269 447 44 11559 184 28.68 8 69 132 0
List A 280 268 26 6792 145 28.06 5 32 94 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 269 157 96 1 1/4 96.00 3.66 157.0 0 0
List A 280 21 29 0 - - - 8.28 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1969-1984
List A span 1969-1984
Profile

Peter Denning, a left-hand top-order batsman, was an ever-present for Somerset throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. A solid rather than spectacular player, he was a key member of the one-day side which was such a force from the late 1970s. With his ability to push singles and excellent running between the wickets, he was a key limited-overs opener. However, he played in three winning Lord's finals but failed to make a good score in any of them, although in 1979 he was part of the side which won the Gillette Cup and Sunday League on successive days. He passed 1000 runs in a season six times, his most successful year being 1979 when he made 1222 runs at 42.13. A knee injury forced him to retire prematurely in 1984.
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