|Full name||Kenneth Charles Came|
29 October 1925|
Caversham, Berkshire, England
|Died||29 January 1986
Up Nately, Hampshire, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Walter Robins (father-in-law)
Charles Robins (brother-in-law)
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 22 November 2011|
Came was drafted into the British Army as an Emergency Commission following World War II. In December 1946 he was serving with the Royal Hampshire Regiment and held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. The following year, in November 1947, he was promoted to Lieutenant. In August 1952, he was promoted to Captain, while still serving in the Royal Hampshire Regiment. His next promotion followed in October 1959, when he was promoted to Major, this time serving with the Parachute Regiment. He was later promoted from Major to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1966. The following year he was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. 1970 saw Came promoted to Colonel, while three years later he gained promotion to Brigadier. Having also been the Aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II since 1978, Came retired from the army in November 1980. His association with the Parachute Regiment continued after his retirement, when in 1982 he was appointed the Honorary Colonel of the 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment.
A left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, Came made his debut for Berkshire in the 1956 Minor Counties Championship against Cornwall. He played Minor counties cricket for Berkshire in 1956 and 1957, making nine appearances. In 1957, Came made a single first-class appearance for the Free Foresters against Oxford University at the University Parks. He opened the bowling during this match in both of Oxford University's innings, though went wicketless. With the bat, he was dismissed for 6 runs in the Free Foresters first-innings by Richard Jowett, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for the same score by Michael Mathews. He also made two appearances for the Army in 1957, though these were not rated as first-class.
- The London Gazette: . 24 December 1946.
- The London Gazette: . 20 February 1948.
- The London Gazette: . 29 September 1952.
- The London Gazette: . 27 October 1959.
- The London Gazette: . 12 January 1966.
- The London Gazette: . 29 December 1967.
- The London Gazette: . 26 June 1970.
- The London Gazette: . 7 August 1973.
- The London Gazette: . 11 July 1978.
- The London Gazette: . 1 December 1980.
- The London Gazette: . 4 January 1982.
- "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Kenneth Came". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Kenneth Came". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "Oxford University v Free Foresters, 1957". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "Other matches played by Kenneth Came". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 November 2011.