- Dennis Dyer
Dennis Dyer Personal information Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox International information National side South African Career statistics Competition Tests First-class Matches 3 34 Runs scored 96 1725 Batting average 16.00 37.50 100s/50s 0/1 3/7 Top score 62 185 Balls bowled - - Wickets - - Bowling average - - 5 wickets in innings - - 10 wickets in match - - Best bowling - - Catches/stumpings -/- 20/- Source: Cricinfo,
Dyer was an opening right-hand batsman who announced himself with an innings of 185 for Natal against Western Province in 1939-40, but then lost the next six years to the Second World War. He re-established himself in 1946 with further centuries and much was expected of him on the 1947 South African cricket team tour to England, when he was slated to open with Bruce Mitchell. But he began the tour so badly that captain Alan Melville opened in the first two Tests himself. When Dyer finally came into the side for the third Test at Manchester, he scored 62, and retained his place for the final two matches, but did little else. At the end of the tour, he had an emergency operation for appendicitis and it was revealed he had felt ill for much of the tour.
Dyer played for Natal against the English cricket tourists in 1948-49, but retired at the end of that season.
Dyer's two sons, David and Graham, also played first-class cricket for Natal and for other South African teams.
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