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Denis Compton

Age: 78

one of Britain's greatest cricket players; had a career of just over 20 years; set record after record, including, most runs scored 3,816 and most centuries (100–runs streaks) 18 — in a single season, first British cricketer to hire a business agent, credited with bringing style, joy and excitement to the game, played for Arsenal, a soccer team in North London, retired from cricket in 1957, scored 38,635 career runs, was a former sports commentator for the BBC; of complications from hip surgery

Died: Winsor, England, April 23, 1997

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