Full Name

Arthur Donald Denton

Born

October 21, 1896, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Died

January 23, 1961, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, (aged 64y 94d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

relations

(brother),

(brother)

TEAMS

Don Denton played seven times for Northamptonshire either side of World War One as a middle-order batsman. That in itself is unremarkable, but during the war he lost part of his leg and in his three appearances in 1919 and 1920 he had to bat using one of his brothers as a runner, while he fielded exclusively at point. The Lancashire captain, approached for special permission, wrote: "If any fellow has been to the war and has had his leg off and wants to play, he is good enough for me and can have 20 runners." One wonders what he might have achieved if not so disabled. In his last innings he made 37 and, according to The Times, "played fine cricket".
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC713227651*25.090130
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC71250---2.50-000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1914 - 1920