Esmond Kentish, who was the oldest living West Indies cricketer, has died at the age of 94. Kentish, a seamer who also played for Jamaica and Oxford University, represented West Indies in two Tests. He made his debut in 1948 and played his second Test six years later, collecting a five-for at Sabina Park against England to help the hosts win. However, he wasn't picked again for the national side. In a first-class career spanning 10 years, he played 27 games, taking 78 wickets at 26.71.
"Esmond was a perfect gentleman who was admired by all for the manner in which he conducted himself as a cricketer and a professional man," WICB president Julian Hunte said.
Following his retirement, Kentish was West Indies' team manager in 1973 and 1975. He became the first black general manager of the Bank of Jamaica and was conferred the Order of Distinction for services to the bank. He was also a life member of the Jamaica Cricket Association.
Kentish is survived by his two daughters.