Kent’s oldest cricketer dies at the age of 97

Monday 2nd November 2009

Kent’s oldest cricketer, Hugh Dinwiddy, has died at the age of 97. He was the last person to have played first-class cricket with both Don Bradman and Jack Hobbs.

A right-hand batsman and leg break/googly bowler, as well as a superb cover point fieldsman, Dinwiddy’s career consisted of five matches for Cambridge University and ten for Kent, all coming between 1933 and 1934.

His batting record: Played 9; innings 15; not out 2; runs 243; highest score 73; average 18.69.

Information courtesy of David Robertson, Kent“s honorary curator.