John Shepherd

John Shepherd

Born in St Andrew, Barbados and spotted by Les Ames and Colin Cowdrey while playing for a Barbados ‘B’ Team against The Rothmans Cavaliers in 1956, and invited to join Kent. Qualified for Kent in 1965 and 1966 while playing for St Lawrence & Higland Court CC. Played for Kent from 1967 – 1981 before moving to Gloucestershire CCC for the 1982 – 1984 seasons.

Appointed Coach at Gloucestershire 1985 – 1989. Represented Barbados in The Shell Shield Cricket compeition and played 5 test Matches for the West Indies; represented Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe in the Currie Cup in 1975; also played Grade cricket in Melbourne, Australia, for Footscray Edgewater CC, winning the coveted Ryder Medal in 76/77 season. Appointed Cricket Professional at Eastbourne College in Sussex 1991-1998, before taking up a post in Antigua as the ICC Development Manager for the Americas; also worked for a Travel company escorting clients on England cricket tours. Appointed President of Kent County Cricket Club in 2011, the highlight of his career.