England’s Eileen Ash, who played 7 Test matches for England before and after World War I, has become the oldest cricketer in the world today. He celebrated his 110th birthday today.
Eileen was born on 30 October 1911 in North London. In the year 1937, he played his first Test against Australia in Northampton. She started her career as a fast bowler and managed to take 10 wickets in 3 Tests of the English Summer.
After that he took a long break from cricket. For 12 years she was not seen playing cricket for England. After this he played 4 Tests on the tour of Australia and New Zealand.
In 2011, Eileen became the first female cricketer to celebrate her 100th birthday. This year MCC also honored him with honorary membership. She also has the distinction of starting the game by ringing the Lord’s bell in the India vs England Women’s ODI World Cup final.
Happy Birthday to the oldest living international cricketer Eileen Ash, who turns 110 today.
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) October 30, 2021
On Eileen’s birthday, Lord’s Cricket Ground took to their Twitter handle to share a video of her unveiling her picture at the Lord’s Pavilion in 2019. On this picture, Eileen had said that it looks like she is 200 years old. (webdunia desk)