KEMPTON, MR. ANDREW, who died in a London hospital on November 17, aged 72, did much good work over nearly 50 years for Surrey. He was the "Father" of the Surrey Colts team, whom he captained up to last season. In his younger days he played as an excellent wicket-keeper-batsman for Catford and Richmond. It was while he was President of Catford that J. C. Laker, now the England off-break bowler, returning from military service overseas, turned out for the club, and Kempton brought him to the notice of the Surrey authorities. A great friend of Sir John Hobbs, Kempton was a founder-director of his sports-outfitters firm in 1919.
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