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Who is Kent’s oldest living cricketer?

Monday 5th October 2015

Following the death of former Kent and England bowler Fred Ridgway, several supporters asked who is the oldest living Kent cricketer.

New Zealander Tom Pritchard holds that honour at the grand old age of 98.

The right-arm paceman also played for Warwickshire before four appearances for Kent in 1956.

Kent's oldest capped player is Geoff Smith who took 165 first-class wickets in an eight-year spell, earning his county cap in 1953.

According to honorary statistician Howard Milton's records, this is the top 10 oldest living Kent cricketers:

Name (*capped) Date of birth Played Appearances

T.L.Pritchard 10.3.1917 1956 4

D.G.Lacy-Scott 18.8.1920 1946 1

P.V.Davis 14.4.1922 1946 6

E.G.Witherden 1.5.1922 1951-55 40

G.Smith * 30.11.1925 1951-58 42

S.Capon 25.4.1927 1950 1

S.O’Linn 5.5.1927 1951-54 26

R.C.Wilson * 18.2.1928 1952-67 365

D.G.Ufton * 31.5.1928 1949-62 148

B.E.Disbury 30.9.1929 1954-57 14

S.E.A.Kimmins 26.5.1930 1950-51 12

Do you have a question for our honorary statistician? E-mail feedback.kent@ecb.co.uk