Kenneth Came

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Kenneth Came
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Charles Came
Born (1925-10-29)29 October 1925
Caversham, Berkshire, England
Died 29 January 1986(1986-01-29) (aged 60)
Up Nately, Hampshire, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations Walter Robins (father-in-law)
Charles Robins (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1957 Free Foresters
1956–1957 Berkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 12
Batting average 6.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 6
Balls bowled 90
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 November 2011

Brigadier Kenneth Charles Came OBE (29 October 1925 – 29 January 1986) was a career British Army officer and English cricketer. He was born at Caversham, Berkshire.

Military career[edit]

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.[1] The following year, in November 1947, he was promoted to Lieutenant.[2] In August 1952, he was promoted to Captain, while still serving in the Royal Hampshire Regiment.[3] His next promotion followed in October 1959, when he was promoted to Major, this time serving with the Parachute Regiment.[4] He was later promoted from Major to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1966.[5] The following year he was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[6] 1970 saw Came promoted to Colonel,[7] while three years later he gained promotion to Brigadier.[8] Having also been the Aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II since 1978,[9] Came retired from the army in November 1980.[10] 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.[11]

Cricket career[edit]

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.[12] In 1957, Came made a single first-class appearance for the Free Foresters against Oxford University at the University Parks.[13] 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.[14] He also made two appearances for the Army in 1957, though these were not rated as first-class.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Came married the daughter of Test cricketer Walter Robins, as such Robins' son, Charles, was his borth-in-law. He died at Up Nately, Hampshire on 29 January 1986.


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