World’s oldest cricketer, Lindsay Tuckett from South Africa, passed away in Bloemfontein at the age of 97.
Tuckett represented South Africain nine Test matches against Englandbetween 1947 and 1949.
Record books show that Tuckett made his debut in the first Test at TrentBridge, Nottingham in 1947, taking 5/68 in the first innings in 37 overs.
In his full international career he took 19 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.
The distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to another South African player, all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.