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Compton, Denis C S
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Test: 1937 - 1957
England (Country)
Middlesex Panthers (Regional)

1946 4th Test: Compton shines in draw (Adelaide)

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Attacking batsman who delighted post-war crowds

Compton, Denis C S

Born : 23 May 1918 at Hendon, Middlesex, England
Died : 23 April 1997 at Windsor, Berkshire, England

Denis Compton was an attractive batsman, particularly famous for his sweep shot. He was also a great character, well known for his Brylcream advertisements, who captured the imagination of a legion of English cricket supporters.

He formed a great partnership with Bill Edrich for Middlesex and England and in 1947 he set records for most runs (3 816) and most centuries in a first-class season (18). He scored the fastest triple-century in first-class cricket in just 180 minutes playing for MCC against North-Eastern Transvaal at Benoni in 1949.

He also had some success with his left-arm wrist-spin bowling taking over 600 first-class wickets. A talented sportsman, he played soccer for Arsenal and appeared in wartime matches for England. His brother Leslie also played soccer for Arsenal and England and cricket for Middlesex for many years.

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