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Denis Compton
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Born in Hendon, London
Born on 23rd of May 1918
Died on 23rd of April 1997

Born 1918. Died 1997 - English cricketer and journalist.

Began playing for Middlesex in 1936. Made first appearance for England in 1937. Played 78 test matches scoring 17 test centuries. In 1947 he scored 3,816 runs including a record 18 centuries. Also a member of Arsenal Football Team, winning a cap for England in 1943. Retired from professional cricket in 1957 taking up journalism and broadcasting.

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