Ramnath Baburao Kenny
September 29, 1930, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
November 21, 1985, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, (aged 55y 53d)
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
A sound right-handed bat, with quick footwork and stylish strokeplay, and an off-break bowler of almost medium pace, Ramnath Kenny played in five Tests for India: at Calcutta against West Indies in 1958-59 and four times against Benaud's Australian side in 1959-60, scoring in all 245 runs with an average of 27.22 and a highest innings of 62. Playing for Bombay from 1950-51 to 1960-61, and then for Bengal until 1963-64, he scored in all first-class cricket 3,079 runs with an average of 50.47 and took fifteen wickets at 31.20. Among his eleven hundreds, three in 1956-57 came in successive innings with the third, 218 against Madras, remaining his highest score. A qualified coach, he helped in the development of the young Sunil Gavaskar, and it was while playing and coaching professionally in the north of England that he played for Cumberland.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Batting & Fielding