World’s oldest cricketer Lindsay Tuckett passes away

With the death of Tuckett, the distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.

Created On: Sep 7, 2016 16:00 ISTModified On: Sep 7, 2016 11:57 IST

ltSouth African Lindsay Tuckett, who was the oldest surviving former Test cricketer, passed away on 5 September 2016 in Bloemfontein. He was 97.

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With the death of Tuckett, the distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.

About Lindsay Tuckett
• Tuckett represented South Africa in nine Test matches against England between 1947 and 1949.
• Tuckett was the backbone of the South African pace attack in the years immediately following World War II.
• He made his debut in the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1947.
• In his full international career, he took 19 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.
• He will best be remembered for bowling the final over of the first Test at Kingsmead in the 1948-49 with England winning by two wickets off the final ball of the game.

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