World's oldest cricketer passes away

Former South Africafast bowler Lindsay Tuckett, who was the world's oldest surviving Test cricketer, has passed away at the age of 97 in Bloemfontein.

Tuckett, who made his debut in the tour of Englandat TrentBridge in 1947, had represented South Africain nine Tests, ESPNcricinfo reported.


Having taken a total of 19 international wickets, including two five-wicket hauls, Tuckett became the backbone of the South African pace attack when cricket resumed after the second World War.

He is also known for bowling the last over of the dramatic Durban Test against England(Marylebone Cricket Club), which ended with a two-wicket victory for England, secured off the final ball.

He had also taken 225 wickets from 61 first-class matches played between 1934-35 and 1954-55. PTI