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Denys Hobson      

Full name Denys Laurence Hobson

Born September 3, 1951, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 63 years 109 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 1970-1985
List A span 1974-1985
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
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 & 277/9d Dolphins 370 & 118/4
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions won by 213 runs
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans won by 152 runs
Easterns U19 v Namibia U19 at Pretoria - Dec 21
Namibia U19 238 Easterns U19 185/9 (42.2/50 ov)
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 21
KZN-Inland won by 67 runs
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 21
Northerns won by 7 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 21
Griq West won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
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