Dennis Silk      

Full name Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk

Born October 8, 1931, Eureka, California, United States of America

Died June 20, 2019 (aged 87 years 255 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother-in-law - JPK Asquith

Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 83 140 11 3845 126 29.80 7 45 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 83 240 1 1/22 240.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1960

Dennis Silk was one of many outstanding batsmen to come out of Cambridge in the 1950s, and were it not for the demands of his career in teaching, would undoubtedly have had a long career in cricket. A typically establishment figure, only 33 of his 83 first-class appearances were for his county - Somerset - with the rest being mainly for his university or MCC. He toured four times with MCC, twice as captain (North America and New Zealand) and was subsequently president of the club. His teaching career was no less successful and he ended up as Warden of Radley, a top public school, and one fittingly with a strong cricketing pedigree.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 14, 1996

Dennis Silk with Ray Illingworth during the 1996 World Cup

Dennis Silk with Ray Illingworth during the 1996 World Cup

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Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

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