It’s a sad day when a player as imperious as Dennis Blissett announces his retirement, but that day has come.
A 2-club man, ‘Bliss’ came through the youth of [teamid=4444] before making his name with the famous Gloucester Gipsies side that made their way up the leagues to the FC Premiership. He stayed for one season in the FC Prem and ended it by taking the batting prize with 800 runs in that FC league.
Feeling he’d reached his pinnacle he returned to Church Crookham Knights to boost his former team, before again returning to the Gloucester Gipsies. This time as part of the new crop of talent aiming to emulate that former great team.
He’s now passed on his wisdom to the new boys and takes his place in the club bar with 9777 Gips runs under his belt. Retired a great, Dennis, pure Bliss!
Blissett’s Gipsies Stats:
552 BT20 runs
4366 OD runs
4859 FC runs
-9777 in total. 8th in the all time leading run scorer list at the time of his retirement. Behind an illustrious cast of V Fernandes, D Lunt, S Burki, A Zibi, K Castle, N Balindela & K Evans.