Esmond Kentish      

Full name Esmond Seymour Maurice Kentish

Born November 21, 1916, Cornwall Mountain, Westmoreland, Jamaica

Died June 10, 2011, Jamaica (aged 94 years 201 days)

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Esmond Seymour Maurice Kentish
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 1 1 1* 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 27 29 21 109 15* 13.62 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 540 178 8 5/49 5/72 22.25 1.97 67.5 0 1 0
First-class 27 4375 2084 78 5/36 26.71 2.85 56.0 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Kingston, Mar 27-Apr 1, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Kingston, Jan 15-21, 1954 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947-1957
Profile

Esmond Kentish was a medium-fast bowler who was renowned for his stamina. His two Test appearances were both against England - in 1947-48 and 1953-54 - and both on his home ground at Kingston. In the first game he took 3 for 106, but six years later turned in a match-winning 5 for 49 after a wicketless first innings, bowling on or outside leg stump to a seven-man leg-side field. Despite this he was not picked again. In 1956 Kentish, by then 39, won a Blue for Oxford, at the time the oldest man to do so. After retiring he became involved in cricket administration and managed several overseas tours. He was also a governor of the Bank of Jamaica. He died aged 94.
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