Dennis Dyer      

Full name Dennis Victor Dyer

Born May 2, 1914, Berea, Durban, Natal

Died June 16, 1990, Durban, Natal (aged 76 years 45 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 96 62 16.00 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 34 53 7 1725 185 37.50 3 7 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 16 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-9, 1947 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939/40 - 1948/49
Profile

Dennis Dyer was a tall, solidly-built opening batsman with exceptional patience but, when the occasion demanded, was able to counter-attack. He made his first-class debut in 1939-40 , scoring a career-best 185 for Natal in their innings win over Western Province. The war meant that he did not play his next first-class game for almost five years. He resumed with two good domestic seasons (in 1946-47 he made 585 runs at 48.75) which won him selection for the 1947 England tour. He made his debut in the third Test at Old Trafford, scoring a defiant three-hour 62, but in the remainder of the series he only managed 34 runs in five innings. His tour was ended when he suffered an appendicitis, and he played only three more matches over the next two seasons.
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May 1947

Bruce Mitchell (left) and Dennis Dyer open the 1947 tour for the South Africans at Worcester, May 1947

Bruce Mitchell (left) and Dennis Dyer open the 1947 tour

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Apr 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester. Back row, from left: Denis Lindsay, Athol Rowan, Jack Plimsoll, Lindsay Tuckett, Tufty Mann and Denis Begbie; Front row: Ken Viljoen, Dudley Nourse, Alan Melville (captain), Bruce Mitchell and Dennis Dyer, April 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Boland v Namibia at Paarl - Mar 23-25
Namibia 279 & 106/3 (38 ov) Boland 250
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Mar 23-25
Gauteng 492/3d Border 95/2 (30.2 ov)
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Mar 23-25
S West D 226 & 169/8 (48 ov) North West 272
Pool A: Northerns v Northern Cpe at Pretoria - Mar 23-25
Northern Cpe 134 & 183/6 (61.1 ov) Northerns 292
Cross Pool: W Province v KZN-Inland at Cape Town - Mar 23-25
W Province 270 & 95/2 (28 ov) KZN-Inland 307
3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton
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