Douglas, nephew of Kent legend Tich Freeman, died aged 96.

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Kent County Cricket Club is mourning the death of Douglas Percy Freeman, the fourth longest-lived cricket in the county’s history.

Freeman died at the age of 96 on April 3. The left-handed batsman played for Kent once in 1937, and was the nephew of the Kent legend Tich Freeman.

Following his death there are now no Kent crickets alive who played for the county before the last war. The oldest cricket now alive is Tom Pritchard who was born on March 10, 1917.

A funeral service will be held at Canford Crematorium on April 22, at 3pm. Donations if desired for Alzheimer’s Research UK c/o R. Davies & Son, 381 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TN. Tel: 0117 942 4039.

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