Dennis Silk      

Full name Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk

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

Current age 85 years 264 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
Profile

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.
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Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

Dennis Silk (Cambridge University and Somerset)

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 204/4 (76.1 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 173/9 (68.5 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d & 96/5 (39 ov) Somerset 147
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 258/5 (77 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 265 (92.2 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d & 142/1d Gloucs 150/1d & 113/5 (42 ov, target 351)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 58/1 (20 ov)
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