Mynn, Alfred b. January 19, 1807 d. November 1, 1861 Cricketer. He is credited with the invention of cricket pads. He was a hop farmer by trade, but became famous as one of the greatest cricketers of the "round-arm" era. He played first-class cricket for Kent, and was popularly known as "The Lion of Kent". He was an all-rounder, scoring 4,955 runs as a batsman and taking 1036 wickets as a bowler. In 1836 he suffered an ankle injury before a match, and while batting his legs were also badly bruised by the fast-bowler Sam Redgate. He only narrowly...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Thurnham, St Mary the Virgin Church, Thurnham, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard.