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Full name Robert Kenneth Ablack
Born January 5, 1919, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Died December 15, 2010, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 91 years 344 days)
Major teams Northamptonshire
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Ken Ablack was a slow left-armer who played three games for Northamptonshire immediately after the war. He remained in Britain, working with the Caribbean section of the BBC, and in 1950 and 1957 he was a commentator when West Indies toured England. He later returned to Trinidad where he became an influential figure at Queen's Club.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?