Cover of Denis Compton by Tim Heald © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 17, 1975

    Denis Compton batting in his final appearance at Lords © The Cricketer International

  • Jun 29, 1974

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

  • 1963

    Denis Compton returned to Lord's in June 1963 to play for MCC against Oxford University © The Cricketer International

  • Apr 21, 1959

    Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar © Getty Images

  • Aug 31, 1957

    The end ... Denis Compton goes out to bat for Middlesex for the last time © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 24, 1955

    Commercialism 1955 style ... a Slazenger advertisement © The Cricketer International

  • 1954

    Denis Compton winds up to bowl his chinamen © Getty Images

  • 1954

    Denis Compton, in his last innings in Australia, sweeps Benaud © Wisden Cricket Monthly

  • 1954

    Denis Compton © AllSport UK Ltd

  • Aug 19, 1953

    Denis Compton plays the hook shot © Getty Images

  • Aug 19, 1953

    Denis Compton hits the winning runs to give England the Ashes © Getty Images

  • Aug 1953

    Denis Compton and Bill Edrich leave the middle after winning the Ashes © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Aug 1953

    The England side that regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953 © The Cricketer International

  • 1953

    Denis Compton © Getty Images

  • 1953

    Denis Compton © Getty Images

  • 1952

    Denis Compton batting in 1951 © Playfair Cricket Monthly

  • Sep 18, 1951

    Denis Compton sees off members of the England team ahead of their 1951-52 tour of India © PA Photos

  • Feb 1951

    Denis Compton walks away from the SCG after being ruled out © The Cricketer International