World’s oldest Test cricketer Ilene Ashe dies at the age of 110


Oldest Test Cricketer Dies: Eileen Ashe, the world’s oldest Test cricketer, passed away at the age of 110. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave this information on Saturday. Ash played seven Test matches for England before and after World War II. He took 10 wickets at an average of 23.

Ash made her debut against Australia in 1937 and was the oldest Test cricketer in the world at the time of her death. She was part of the team that went to Australia on the Ashes tour in 1949. Apart from this, she represented ‘Civil Service Woman’, ‘Middlesex Woman’ and ‘South Woman’ in domestic cricket. The ECB said in a statement, “The England and Wales Cricket Board is deeply saddened by the passing of Eileen Ashe at the age of 110. ,

Work was also done for the intelligence service ‘MI6’

The London-born player also rang the bell ahead of the 2017 Women’s World Cup final in which England defeated India in a thrilling encounter. Apart from his cricketing career, Ash also worked for the secret intelligence service ‘MI6’ during World War II. Former England cricketer Claire Connor, who is also the ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket and President of the Marylebone Cricket Club, condoled her death.

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