Kent County Cricket Club president Bob Bevan has paid tribute to Mike Denness, he said:
Michael Henry Denness was the finest cricketer ever born in Scotland by a considerable distance. Both on and off the field he epitomised the cricketing term “playing a straight bat”. He was a man of the utmost honesty and integrity. The cricketing counties of Kent and Essex, the whole world of cricket and my wife and I, personally, have lost one of our greatest friends.
He is the only Scotsman to have catained the England cricket side. He played 28 Tests from 1969 to 1975, 19 of them as captain. He was awarded an OBE in this year's New Years Honours for services to sport.