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World’s oldest former Test cricketer dies aged 110 (

The world’s oldest former Test cricketer Eileen Ash has died on the age of 110, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Ash, a proper-arm seamer, made seven appearances for England both side of the Second World War after making her Test debut towards Australia in 1937.

In home cricket, she represented the Civil Service Women, Middlesex Women and South Women before retiring in 1949.

During her top notch lifestyles Ash turned into also seconded to MI6 during the conflict and performed golfing until the age of 98.

Her achievements in lifestyles and cricket had been recognized as she rang the bell at Lord’s ahead of England Women’s victory inside the 2017 World Cup very last. 

Ash turned into also honoured with a portrait at Lord’s and honorary life membership of the MCC.

Farewell to an icon of Test cricket – Eileen Ash

ECB coping with director of women’s cricket Clare Connor said: “Our game owes so much to its pioneers and Eileen became one in all them. I am deeply unhappy to be announcing goodbye to her nowadays.

“(England captain) Heather (Knight) and I went to visit Eileen approximately six months earlier than the 2017 Women’s World Cup – she turned into one hundred and five on the time –and it became one of the most first-rate studies.

“Eileen taught Heather yoga, we played snooker, we drank cups of tea and we leafed through newspapers and scrapbooks celebrating Eileen’s time as a participant in the 1930s and Forties.

“She regaled us with some high-quality memories, together with how she got here to have her bat signed by way of Sir Donald Bradman at a French restaurant in Sydney in 1949. I understand neither folks will ever forget that day, it was so unique.

“Our mind and prayers are with Eileen’s circle of relatives as they arrive to terms with dropping the sort of exceptional female and the end of an wonderful existence.”

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