Tuckett represented South Africa in nine Check suits in opposition to England between 1947 and 1949.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has paid rich tribute to the world’s oldest cricketer, Lindsay Tuckett, who surpassed away in Bloemfontein this morning on the age of 97.
Tuckett represented South Africa in nine Test fits against England between 1947 and 1949.
The difference of the oldest surviving cricketer in the international now passes to some other South African participant, all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.
Tuckett became the backbone of the South African tempo attack in the years without delay following international War II.
Report books show that Tuckett made his debut in the first Take a look at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1947, taking 5/68 in the first innings in 37 overs.
In his complete international career, he took 19 wickets, together with two 5-wicket hauls.
He changed into unfortunate that global Conflict II broke out when he was simply 20 years vintage and as an end result he misplaced many of his high-quality cricketing years.
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He will satisfactory be remembered for bowling the very last over of the primary Take a look at Kingsmead in the 1948-forty nine season which produced one of the maximum thrilling finishes in the records of the game, with England prevailing via two wickets off the final ball of the game.
“On behalf of the CSA own family I expand our deepest condolences to his circle of relatives, his friends, and his cricketing colleagues,” stated CSA Leader Government Haroon Lorgat.