Norman Gordon, World's Oldest Test Cricketer, Dies

Norman Gordon was the last survivor of the timeless Test. He was a South African fast bowler.

updated: September 02, 2014 16:50 IST
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Norman Gordon
Norman Gordon was a South Africa pacer.

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Norman Gordon, the world's oldest Test cricketer, has died in Johannesburg on Tuesday. He was 103. The last survivor of the 'timeless' Test, Gordon was a South African fast bowler.

Gordon played in the timeless Test in Durban in 1939. England came within 42 runs of victory after 10 days of cricket but had to settle for a draw in order to catch their mail boat back home.

Gordon was in the middle of his 93rd eight-ball over when it was decided to call it a day to allow England to rush to catch a train to Cape Town from where they would embark on the sea voyage home.

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