Dennis Amiss got a place in the Birmingham Walk of Stars for his unmatched contribution to cricket © Getty Images
Dennis Amiss got a place in the Birmingham Walk of Stars for his unmatched contribution to cricket © Getty Images

Legendary cricketer Dennis Amiss‘ contribution to cricket got rightly acknowledged as he got a place in Birmingham’s Walk of Stars. The cricketer, originally from Birmingham, made his First Class debut for Warwickshire in the year 1958 and played till 1987, devoting 29 years of his cricketing career to the club. He continued serving the team as he joined Warwickshire’ committee post his retirement and held the post of chief executive for 11 years, starting from 1994. Amiss represented the national side of England in 50 Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) while played in 658 First Class matches. Amiss earned the place alongside another legendary sportsperson based from  Birmingham, Ann Haydon Jones who won the Wimbledon title of the year 1969. READ: Former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin dies aged 28

The Walk of Stars, placed on the pedesrian pavement of Broad Street, Birmingham, is a way to acknowledge people from Birmingham who make a remarkable impact in the fields of  sport, literature, entertainment and business.

In an interview to edgbaston.com, Amiss said, “It’s very special and obviously a great honour especially with Ann Haydon Jones being recognised too. I was born and bred in Birmingham so it’s very nice to be recognised by the city. We have tried to keep the city on the map in sports circles, especially cricket, with performances on and off the field.” READ: Trott signs new deal with Warwickshire

He added, “I’m a proud Brummie. We love the city. Whenever we have moved house we have not moved very far . We have lived around Edgbaston most of our lives and we are still very close to the cricket ground. We absolutely love the city and with all the facilities they have developed over the years we are very proud of it.”

The cricketer scored over 43,000 runs in his First Class career, including 102 centuries. He is also well known for being one of the first few cricketers who promoted the idea of wearing helmets during cricket matches.