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World's Oldest Test cricketer Norman Gordon died

Sep 3, 2014 12:16 IST

The world`s oldest test cricketer Norman Gordon died in Johannesburg on 2 September 2014. He was 103. He was a former South African international fast bowler.

Norman Gordon was the oldest living international cricketer and was the last man alive to have played Test cricket before World War II. Now, the former South African Lindsay Tuckett is the oldest living international cricketer.

Norman Gordon

  • Gordon became the oldest-ever Test cricketer on 23 March 2011 when he surpassed New Zealander Eric Tindill who died on 1 August 2010.
  • He was Nicknamed Mobil for the way he greased down his hair with hair gel.  
  • He made his Test debut against England in Durban in December 1938
  • Gordon played first-class cricket for Transvaal as a right-handed fast bowler from 1933–34.
  • He was born in oksburg, Transvaal on 6 August 1911

Quick Digest

Who: Norman Gordon

Where: Johannesburg , South Africa

What: died

When: 2 September 2014

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