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Full name Herbert Denys Hake
Born November 8, 1894, Christchurch, Hampshire
Died April 12, 1975, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 80 years 155 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Hampshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Denys Hake, OBE, who died in Australia on April 12, aged 80, was an eminent Haileyburian, captaining the Eleven in 1914 and teaching at the school for many years. From 1939 to 1964 he was headmaster of King's School, Parramatta, NSW. At Cambridge he narrowly missed a cricket Blue, but, boundlessly enthusiastic, energetic and popular, he played for Hampshire between 1920 and 1925, averaging 17.70 from 29 innings, with a top score of 94, and occasionally keeping wicket.
The Cricketer, June 1975
When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.
From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test