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World's oldest Test cricketer reaches 107 not out

2018-10-30 13:16
Eileen Ash (Twitter)
Eileen Ash (Twitter)

Cape Town - The world's oldest living Test cricketer, England's Eileen Ash, turned 107 on Tuesday.

Ash, who played as Eileen Whelan, has 7 Tests to her name. 

She debuted for England in 1937 in a Test series against Australia where she took 10 wickets at an average of 23.00. 

A specialist bowler, Ash would have to wait another 12 years for her next Test because of World War II. 

She eventually got another cap in 1949 where she played a further four Test matches without taking any wickets. 

In 2011, Ash became the first ever women's Test cricketer to turn 100. 

South Africa's John Watkins, meanwhile, is the oldest living male Test cricketer at 95.

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