Happy birthday to Norman Gordon – the oldest cricketer alive

Happy birthday to Norman Gordon - the oldest cricketer alive

Norman Gordon who played test cricket for South Africa in 1930 is turning 103 today. He is the oldest cricketer alive. Born on 6 August 1911, Norman Gordon has played in five Tests in the 1938–39 South African cricket season. He was a right-handed fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He made his Test debut against England in December 1938. Three years back he became the first ever cricketer to reach the age of 100.  Eric Tindill of New Zealand died just one month before reaching his century of life. Today, Norman Gordon creates yet another record. Also, he is the first test cricketer alive who has played cricket before World War II. Norman Gordon can be the oldest first class cricketer if he live till 17th July 2015. Currently, Jim Hutchinson from England has the record of oldest first class cricketer. He was known as Mobil because he used to slick down his unruly hair with handfuls of Vaseline.

A very happy birthday to Norman Gordon 🙂

Happy birthday to Norman Gordon - the oldest cricketer alive
Happy birthday to Norman Gordon – the oldest cricketer alive

Norman Gordon Profile

Full name Norman Gordon

Born August 6, 1911, Boksburg, Transvaal

Current age 102 years 0 days

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Also known as Mobil

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages

MatInnsNORunsHSAve100506sCtSt
Tests56287*2.0000010
First-class293110109205.190080
Bowling averages
MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests581966807205/1037/16240.352.4698.3020
First-class29717328031266/6122.242.3456.980
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