Everyone at Kent Cricket is sad to hear that our former President and player John Pretlove has died after a long illness at the age of 85.
Born in Camberwell on 23 November 1932, the left-handed batsman and slow left-arm bowler played for Kent from 1955 to 1959 while serving as Assistant Secretary from 1955 to 1957.
Pretlove scored ten first class centuries including four for Kent with his best bowling return for Kent of 4/59 against Gloucestershire at Tunbridge Wells in 1958.
His best season with the bat came in 1957 when he scored 1,191 runs and earned his county cap.
He was a fine all-round sportsman and won Blues at Cambridge University for cricket, football and rugby fives before joining Kent.
In the off-season, he played football for Corinthian-Casuals and served as President of Kent in 1999.
Everyone at Kent Cricket would like to offer condolences to John’s family, friends and former teammates.