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Stat Attack: Who is the oldest player to represent Kent?

Friday 29th April 2016

Men’s First Team

Evergreen all-rounder Darren Stevens is set to become the first cricketer to play for Kent in his forties since former England spinner Derek Underwood represented the county aged 42 years 99 days in September 1987.

According to Kent honorary statistician Howard Milton, the feat was commonplace in the early years of county cricket but has become increasingly rare in the professional era.

Howard has compiled a list of the oldest ever Kent cricketers with Lord Harris at the top of the list.


(age on last day of last match)

60y 151d 4th Baron Harris v. India Catford 1911

55y 234d W.Clarke † v. England Canterbury 1854

52y 188d A.Mynn v. England Canterbury 1859

51y 97d F.E.Woolley v. Nottinghamshire Dover 1938

50y 362d E.G.Wenman v. England Canterbury 1854

50y 151d F.Pilch v. England Canterbury 1854

49y 174d B.Aislabie v. M.C.C. Lord's 1823

48y 124d J.C.Hubble v. Leicestershire Tunbridge Wells 1929

48y 107d A.P.Freeman v. M.C.C. Folkestone 1936

played for Kent as a "given" man