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Dennis Brookes      

Full name Dennis Brookes

Born October 29, 1915, Kippax, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died March 9, 2006, Northampton (aged 90 years 131 days)

Major teams England, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Dennis Brookes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 17 10 8.50 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 525 925 70 30874 257 36.10 71 152 205 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 525 158 128 3 1/7 42.66 4.86 52.6 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 21-26, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1934 - 1959
Profile

Future generations, accustomed to players pocketing a gold watch and parchment scroll after three years' loyal service to the same county cricket company, may not know what to make of Dennis Brookes. The quietly spoken, unostentatious Yorkshireman joined Northamptonshire as a teenager in 1933 and remained closely associated with the club for the rest of his long life. A special dinner to mark the 70th anniversary of his first trial match packed out Northampton's new Indoor School in July 2002, the guests passing through the Abington Avenue gates that bear his name.

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Apr 15, 1957

Dennis Brookes

Dennis Brookes

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Jul 13, 1951

Dennis Brookes batting in 1951

Dennis Brookes batting

© The Cricketer International

Jun 17, 1947

Dennis Brookes

Dennis Brookes

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1957

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand won by 199 runs
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 55/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 163/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 1/0 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 58/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 342/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 228/7 Sussex 189
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