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    Oldest England Test player dies at 91

    Arthur McIntyre dies aged 91 | England Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    Had been living in a nursing home for a number of years unlike Sir Alec who, certainly when I met him a year or so ago, was as sharp as ever and still lived in the house he and twin Eric built with their father in Woking

    He said to me then "Arthur's not the man he used to be .... mind you I come in off a pretty short run myself these days"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Arthur McIntyre dies aged 91 | England Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    Had been living in a nursing home for a number of years unlike Sir Alec who, certainly when I met him a year or so ago, was as sharp as ever and still lived in the house he and twin Eric built with their father in Woking

    He said to me then "Arthur's not the man he used to be .... mind you I come in off a pretty short run myself these days"
    Sad to hear, still yet to get a Test cricketer to the ton
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Sad to hear, still yet to get a Test cricketer to the ton
    New Zealand's Eric Tindall just turned 99 on December 18. Also the oldest surviving All Black as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    New Zealand's Eric Tindall just turned 99 on December 18. Also the oldest surviving All Black as well.
    I don't recall him, when/how many Tests did he play?


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    Last edited by Craig; 29-12-2009 at 06:01 PM.

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    Thanks for that

    Lets hope he makes the ton, their was an English WK from 1879 who made it to 99

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    I wonder if that 1937 test is the oldest one with a living player. Is there any other living player who played a test before WW2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    I wonder if that 1937 test is the oldest one with a living player. Is there any other living player who played a test before WW2?
    Just one I believe, a South African, Norman Gordon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    New Zealand's Eric Tindall just turned 99 on December 18. Also the oldest surviving All Black as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I don't recall him, when/how many Tests did he play?
    He also has the remarkable record of having umpired in test cricket and refereed a rugby test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    He also has the remarkable record of having umpired in test cricket and refereed a rugby test.
    Quite the multi tasker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    New Zealand's Eric Tindall just turned 99 on December 18. Also the oldest surviving All Black as well.
    That makes him the cricketer to live the longest already. He is the first one to reach 99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    That makes him the cricketer to live the longest already. He is the first one to reach 99.
    How old was Gregor Macgregor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    How old was Gregor Macgregor?
    11 days short of his fiftieth birthday when he died.

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    England's Francis McKinnon was the oldest to die so far at 98 yrs and 324 days.

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    Its interesting. I think Sriranga Sohoni, right arm fast medium bowler who played for Merchant's team in England in 1946 should be the oldest living Indian Test cricketer since their is no record of his death as far as I can see. He will be 92 in March next.

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