Dennis Silk      

Full name Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk

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

Current age 84 years 235 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
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 388/6 (107.3 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 340/4 (102.1 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 292/6 (70.4 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 138 Somerset 102 & 46/0 (9 ov, target 301)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 7/0 (2.5 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 33/1 (16.5 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 6/1 (2.5 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 15/0 (6.3 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 Lancashire 59/3 (21.5 ov)
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