Published: 09:00, 27 November 2020
| Updated: 09:03, 27 November 2020
Former Kent Cricket scorer Jack Foley has passed away at the age of 89.
Jack gave 25 years' service to the club before retiring at the end of the 2011 season.
He was the longest-serving scorer on the county circuit at the time of his retirement. His long service was rewarded by the county, who made him their 14th life vice-president when he stepped down.
Jack's love affair with Kent began when he was a pupil at Maidstone Grammar School, putting up the tin numbers on the small scoreboard at The Mote - former player, team and cricket manager Colin Page used to operate the big board.
He became only Kent's eighth scorer in their history when he took over from Claude Lewis in the late 1980s.
On his retirement in early 2012, Jack said: "I have loved every minute, experienced many changes of competitions, rules, Duckworth Lewis and computer scoring, worked with many great players and captains", also joking to the Kent Messenger that "my only regret is that Kent didn’t win a Championship during my time".
Kent Cricket chairman Simon Philip said: “Jack was a terrific servant to Kent Cricket for so many years and everyone is saddened to hear of his passing.
“He was a popular figure with players, coaches and staff for decades and will always be remembered representing the Club with such professionalism and enthusiasm wherever he went with the team.”