Denis Atkinson      

Full name Denis St Eval Atkinson

Born August 9, 1926, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados

Died November 9, 2001, Barbados (aged 75 years 92 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Trinidad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - ES Atkinson

Denis St Eval Atkinson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 22 35 6 922 219 31.79 1 5 6 11 0
First-class 78 115 16 2812 219 28.40 5 14 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 39 5201 1647 47 7/53 7/86 35.04 1.90 110.6 0 3 0
First-class 78 15821 5291 200 8/58 26.45 2.00 79.1 6 2
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 10-14, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Jan 17-23, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1961
Profile

A sound batsman and a bowler of medium-pace offcutters, Denis Atkinson made his debut in India in 1948-49, and was a Test regular in the mid-1950s. He was captain for three Tests against Australia in 1954-55, in the absence of Jeff Stollmeyer, and later led West Indies to a series victory in New Zealand. His finest hour, though, came in the fourth Test of that Australian series. Facing a total of 668, West Indies collapsed and were 146 for 6 when Atkinson and Clairmonte Depeiaza came together. In more than a day the pair added 347 for the seventh wicket, a first-class record for 40 years and still the best in Tests. Atkinson contributed 219, his career-highest, and also took seven wickets in the match. On his sole tour of England in 1957 he began memorably, taking 10 for 62 in the first match at Worcester, but later he was overworked and a strained shoulder affected his performance.
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Apr 19, 2007

Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward (daughter of Denis Atkinson) and Denis Depeiaza (son of Clairmonte Depeiaza) receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders

Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward (for her father Denis Atkinson) and Denis Depeiaza (for his father Clairmonte Depeiaza) receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders

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2002

Denis Atkinson

Denis Atkinson

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May 18, 1955

Clairmonte Depeiaza and Denis Atkinson relax during their world record stand, West Indies v Australia, Barbados, May 18, 1955

Clairmonte Depeiaza and Denis Atkinson relax during their world record stand

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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