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Former Kent and England bowler Fred Ridgway dies

Friday 2nd October 2015

Former Kent and England bowler Fred Ridgway has died at the age of 92.

The paceman was born in Stockport and played for Kent for 16 years between 1946 and 1962, taking 1,069 first-class wickets at an average of 23.74.

He was one of the few bowlers to take four wickets in four balls, achieving the feat against Derbyshire in 1951.

The right-armer made his international debut on England’s tour of India in 1951-52, taking seven wickets in five Tests.

A keen sportsman, he also played for Ramsgate FC in the Kent League before his retirement.

Fred Ridgway player profile