43-Year-Old Kent Batsman Becomes Oldest Double Centurion in First-Class Cricket


At the ripe age of 43, Kent’s Darren Ian Stevens became the oldest cricketer to score a first-class double century since Walter Keeton in 1949. 1949.

Stevens scored a career-best 237(225) that included 28 fours and 9 sixes against Yorkshire at Headingley, Leeds.

He shared a 346-run partnership for the 6th wicket with captain and England keeper Sam Billings, staging a miraculous rescue act as Kent recovered from 39/5 to 482/8.

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