Dennis Amiss      

Full name Dennis Leslie Amiss

Born April 7, 1943, Harborne, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Current age 71 years 207 days

Major teams England, Warwickshire

Nickname Sacker

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5 ft 11 in

Dennis Leslie Amiss
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 50 88 10 3612 262* 46.30 11 11 427 3 24 0
ODIs 18 18 0 859 137 47.72 1185 72.48 4 1 94 1 2 0
First-class 658 1139 126 43423 262* 42.86 102 212 417 0
List A 404 391 34 12519 137 35.06 15 77 105 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 658 1153 718 18 3/21 39.88 3.73 64.0 0 0
List A 404 129 125 2 1/15 1/15 62.50 5.81 64.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 1966 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 7-12, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1960-1987
List A span 1963-1987
Profile

Two great innings against West Indies, 262 not out to save the 1973-74 Kingston Test and 203 at The Oval in 1976, supplied ample evidence that Dennis Amiss lacked neither courage nor technique against fast bowling. In that Oval match Michael Holding took 14 wickets in an attack completed by Andy Roberts, Wayne Daniel and Van Holder. Strongly built, tireless and four-square at the crease, Amiss was harder to get out, once he had 40 on the board, than any batsman of his generation, including Geoff Boycott. Of Amiss's 11 Test hundreds, eight exceeded 150, a higher proportion even than that of Don Bradman. His power, timing and placement through extra cover and midwicket, his two great scoring areas, could sometimes make him uncontrollable. To the regret of his many admirers, however, Amiss's dismal record against Australia denied him acceptance as a top-ranking England batsman. Starting with a pair, at Old Trafford in 1968, and later running into Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson at their fastest, he made seven ducks in 21 innings against them, averaging 15.25. He did well in the early days of limited-overs internationals, scoring England's first ODI century and averaging 47.
John Thicknesse

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Apr 19, 2004

Dennis Amiss portrait, 2004

Dennis Amiss portrait

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Apr 4, 2004

Dennis Amiss, India v England, 1st Test, Delhi, December 1, 1976

Dennis Amiss

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Jun 6, 1977

Dennis Amiss drives on his way to 108, England v Australia, 3rd ODI, The Oval, June 6, 1977

Dennis Amiss drives on his way to 108

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1975

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