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Flair Icons #18: Denis Compton

Denis Compton

by Paz Bassra


Born: 23/05/1918 (Hendon, Middlesex)

Died: 23/04/1997 (Windsor, Berkshire)

Clubs: Arsenal

International: 12 wartime internationals for England, no official caps

Denis Compton is one of the greatest cricketers ever, as evidenced in his induction to the ICC
Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. He had a batting average of 50, including 17 centuries, over
78 Tests. His first class record was also astounding: over 500 matches, nearly 39000 runs, at
an average of almost 52 with 123 centuries. On top of that, he was also a useful slow left-arm
Chinaman bowler with 25 Test wickets.

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