South African Lindsay Tuckett, who at 97 was the oldest living Test cricketer, has passed away.
Tuckett represented South Africa in nine Test matches against England between 1947 and 1949. He died in Bloemfontein on Monday morning.
Tuckett was the backbone of the South African pace attack in the years immediately following World War II. His debut came in 1947 against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He bowled a magnificent spell of 37 overs taking an outstanding 5-68. In his full international career for SA, he took 19 wickets which included two five-wicket hauls.
Former South Africa allrounder John Watkins is now the oldest living Test cricketer in the world, aged 93.
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