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Full name John Newman Dennis
Born January 4, 1913, Leytonstone, Essex
Died August 21, 2006 (aged 93 years 229 days)
Major teams Essex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Forest School
Jack Dennis was in the XI at Forest School for four summers, captaining them in his last year when he made 91 against a strong MCC side. He made his Essex debut in 1934 and played 23 games as an amateur in the six seasons before WW2 as a lower middle-order batsmen. In all that time he made only one fifty, against Sussex in 1937, and he also led the side in one game later that summer. His career as a solicitor restricted his appearances and he did not continue after the war. He played his club cricket for Loughton.
A solicitor, Jack Dennis played 22 matches as an amateur for Essex in the six seasons leading up to the war, but passed fifty only once, with 53 against Sussex at Colchester in July 1937. The following week he captained them against Glamorgan.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough