ICC Hall of Fame

Denis Compton
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1937 - 1957


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Aside from being a fine footballer who represented Arsenal, Denis Compton was one of England's greatest Test batsmen, racking up 5,807 runs at an average of 50.06.

Player Bio

Denis Compton was born on May 23, 1918, in Hendon, Middlesex. The right-hand batsman who occasionally bowled left-arm wrist spin, scored 5,807 runs in 78 Tests at 50.06 including 17 centuries. He also picked up 25 wickets including one five-wicket haul.

Stamping his authoritative ascendancy on bowlers, Compton’s popularity in the post-war era was unmatched. Apart from audacious batting against the best, he also played professional football for Arsenal FC and was the part of the FA Cup winning side in 1950.

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23 May 1918
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Date of debut:
14 Aug 1937