World’s oldest cricketer Lindsay Tuckett passes away

Sep 7, 2016 16:00 IST

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

September CA eBook

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.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Quick Digest

Who: Lindsay Tuckett

What: Passes away

When: 5 September 2016

Is this article important for exams ? Yes
Read more Current Affairs on: World’s oldest cricketer , Lindsay Tuckett , passes away

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK