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Posted 24 August 2015 - 01:26 AM

As has been reported in the "Hooroo Mate" forum, Arthur Morris died on Saturday aged 93.  He was Australia's oldest surviving test cricketer.  This mantle has now passed to Len Maddocks aged 89.


I find this interesting that there is no Australian (male) test cricketer over 90 (and only 13 in their 80s).  I would think this is statistically unlikely based on the life expectancy of an Australian male and the number of test cricketers (but I would need to check the maths).  According to Cricinfo there are only 9 ex-test cricketers over 90, the best known being Everton Weekes.  I wonder if there is any reason for cricketers having shorter lives than their cohorts.  I could understand a higher rate of skin cancers for Australian cricketers of this vintage as they did not have the advantage of modern sunscreens.


Arthur Morris's death also leaves Neil Harvey as the sole remaining member of the 1948 Invincibles and I think the last link to Bradman as far as test players go (looking through the list I can't see any who played against Bradman either.


Cricinfo's list of oldest surviving test cricketers can be found here:



Cheers , Dr T


Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:15 AM

Apparently not a good month for Wasim Akram.  His wife Huma, dead at 42.




Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

Someone decided to take a few potshots at Wasim Akram.. He wasn't hurt in the attack, but makes you wonder if it was intentional or not

Sir Creep

Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:33 PM

Former managing committee member of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Madhusudan Patwardhan passed away here. Patwardhan, aged 64, died following a massive cardiac arrest yesterday evening, MCA said in a media release today.  Patwardhan was also former secretary of MCA’s Board of Umpires between 2003 and 2005 and then between 2007 and 2009, the release added.


WOO HOO I thought I'd NEVER post on the cricket thread! No longer a virgin.


Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:07 AM

Clive Rice, ex-SA captain http://www.bbc.co.uk...ricket/33688075




Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

Local league cricketer Bavalan Pathmanathan has died after being struck in the chest by a ball while batting.


Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:51 PM

Ex-England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor has a heart attack:



Old News


Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

Ex-England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor has a heart attack:




Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

First-class South African cricketer Mario Saliwa is dead at 31 apparently because he got stabbed:



Grande Pablo

Posted 31 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

Azmat Rana - Pakistani cricketer & brother of the infamous Shakoor



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