Denys Hobson      

Full name Denys Laurence Hobson

Born September 3, 1951, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 63 years 149 days

Major teams Eastern Province, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach

Relation Brother - AL Hobson, Nephew - DL Hobson, Nephew - AL Hobson

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 105 128 34 1251 61 13.30 0 2 47 0
List A 18 12 4 105 27* 13.12 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 105 22119 10296 374 9/64 27.52 2.79 59.1 22 6
List A 18 875 448 17 7/27 7/27 26.35 3.07 51.4 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1970-1985
List A span 1974-1985
Profile

Denys Hobson was a legspinner who was generally regarded as the best spin bowler in the country during South Africa's era of isolation. So highly was he regarded that he was signed by Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket in 1977 but he never took to the field as he had never played for South Africa, a qualification necessary in order to bypass political issues. His finest hour came in 1977-78 when he used a gale at Newlands to take 9 for 64 against Eastern Province.
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