West Indies' oldest living cricketer dies at 94

Updated: 12 June 2011 10:38 IST

Esmond Kentish, who was West Indies' oldest living cricket international, has died at age 94 in Kingston, Jamaica.

St. John's, Antigua:

Esmond Kentish, who was West Indies' oldest living cricket international, has died at age 94 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The death of Kentish, who played two Tests in 1948 and 1954, was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board on Saturday.

Both of his Tests were against England on his home ground of Sabina Park.

The medium fast bowler made his debut in the fourth test in 1948 and took 3-106 in a 10-wicket win. He wasn't wanted again until the first test in 1954, when his 5-49 in the second innings led to victory by 140 runs.

Kentish managed West Indies teams in 1973 and 1975, became a WICB director, and a life member of the Jamaica Cricket Association.

"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," said WICB President Julian Hunte.

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