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Denys Hobson      

Full name Denys Laurence Hobson

Born September 3, 1951, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 65 years 204 days

Major teams Eastern Province, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach

Relation Brother - AL Hobson, Nephew - DL Hobson, Nephew - AL Hobson

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 105 128 34 1251 61 13.30 0 2 47 0
List A 18 12 4 105 27* 13.12 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 105 22119 10296 374 9/64 27.52 2.79 59.1 22 6
List A 18 875 448 17 7/27 7/27 26.35 3.07 51.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1970/71 - 1984/85
List A span 1974/75 - 1984/85
Profile

Denys Hobson was a legspinner who was generally regarded as the best spin bowler in the country during South Africa's era of isolation. So highly was he regarded that he was signed by Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket in 1977 but he never took to the field as he had never played for South Africa, a qualification necessary in order to bypass political issues. His finest hour came in 1977-78 when he used a gale at Newlands to take 9 for 64 against Eastern Province.
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Latest Articles
Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 25-29
South Africa 314 New Zealand 67/0 (25.3 ov)
Pool B: Boland v Namibia at Paarl - Mar 26
Namibia won by 77 runs
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Mar 26
Border won by 91 runs
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Mar 26
North West won by 133 runs
Pool A: Northerns v Northern Cpe at Pretoria - Mar 26
Northerns won by 87 runs
Cross Pool: W Province v KZN-Inland at Cape Town - Mar 26
KZN-Inland won by 161 runs
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