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Denis Compton
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Denis Compton

England
Denis Compton

INTL CAREER: 1937 - 1957

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Denis Compton batting in his final appearance at Lords, MCC President's XI v Lord's Taverners' President's XI, August 17, 1975

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Denis Compton, Barry Richards and Mushtaq Mohammad shelter from the rain during a charity match in London
Denis Compton, Barry Richards and Mushtaq Mohammad shelter from the rain during a charity match in London © Getty Images
Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar
Polly Umrigar, Datta Gaekwad, Denis Compton and Vijay Manjrekar © Getty Images
Denis Compton at home playing with his dog after an operation to remove his kneecap
Denis Compton at home playing with his dog after an operation to remove his kneecap © Getty Images
England's players enjoy a Christmas dinner
England's players enjoy a Christmas dinner © Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Denis Compton, in his last innings in Australia, sweeps Benaud
Denis Compton, in his last innings in Australia, sweeps Benaud © Wisden Cricket Monthly
Denis Compton plays the hook shot
Denis Compton plays the hook shot © Getty Images
Denis Compton plays an early version of the sweep
Denis Compton plays an early version of the sweep © Barratts/EMPICS Sport
The England side that regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953
The England side that regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953 © The Cricketer International
Denis Compton
Denis Compton © Getty Images
Denis Compton sees off members of the England team ahead of their 1951-52 tour of India
Denis Compton sees off members of the England team ahead of their 1951-52 tour of India © PA Photos
Denis Compton returned to Lord's in June 1963 to play for MCC against Oxford University
Denis Compton returned to Lord's in June 1963 to play for MCC against Oxford University © The Cricketer International
The end ... Denis Compton goes out to bat for Middlesex for the last time
The end ... Denis Compton goes out to bat for Middlesex for the last time © ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Commercialism 1955 style ... a Slazenger advertisement
Commercialism 1955 style ... a Slazenger advertisement © The Cricketer International
Denis Compton winds up to bowl his chinamen
Denis Compton winds up to bowl his chinamen © Getty Images
Denis Compton
Denis Compton © AllSport UK Ltd
Denis Compton hits the winning runs to give England the Ashes
Denis Compton hits the winning runs to give England the Ashes © Getty Images
Denis Compton and Bill Edrich leave the middle after winning the Ashes
Denis Compton and Bill Edrich leave the middle after winning the Ashes © ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Denis Compton
Denis Compton © Getty Images
Denis Compton batting in 1951
Denis Compton batting in 1951 © Playfair Cricket Monthly