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
|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|
|First-class span||1947/48 - 1956/57|
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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