Eileen Ash, oldest-ever Test cricketer, passes away aged 110
the ECB’s managing supervisor of women’s cricket and the MCC’s president, said: “Our sport owes a lot to its pioneers as well as Eileen was among them. I am deeply sad to be saying goodbye to her today.
“Heather [Knight, England captain] and also I mosted likely to visit Eileen regarding 6 months prior to the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup – she was 105 at the time – as well as it was one of the most amazing experiences. Eileen taught Heather yoga exercise, we played snooker, we consumed alcohol mugs of tea as well as we leafed through papers and scrapbooks commemorating Eileen’s time as a player in the 1930s as well as 1940s.
“She regaled us with some fantastic tales, including just how she came to have her bat authorized by Sir Donald Bradman at a French restaurant in Sydney in 1949. I know neither people will certainly ever neglect that day, it was so special.
“Our thoughts as well as petitions are with Eileen’s family as they concern terms with losing such a remarkable female as well as completion of an unbelievable life.”
Published at Sat, 04 Dec 2021 14:17:47 -0600