Eileen Ashe, the world’s oldest cricketer, has died at the age of 110. Medium fast bowler Ash made his Test debut for England against Australia in 1937. He played 7 test matches for England. He took ten wickets in 7 Test matches before retiring from cricket in 1949. She represented the Civil Service Women, Middlesex Women and South Women in domestic cricket.
Ahead of England’s women’s memorable victory in the 2017 ICC Women’s One Day World Cup final against India, Eileen Ashe started the game by ringing the bell at the Lord’s balcony. This year MCC honored him with honorary membership. He celebrated his 11th birthday on 30 October. On Eileen’s birthday, Lord’s Cricket Ground shared a video on its Twitter handle, when she unveiled her photo in 2019 at the Lord’s Pavilion.
The thoughts of everyone at the ECB are with the family and loved ones of Eileen Ash, who has died aged 110.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 4, 2021
Corner, the ECB’s managing director of women’s cricket and president of the MCs, said: “Our sport is indebted to our pioneers and Eileen was one of them. , It is very sad for me to say goodbye to him today. Eileen Ashe was born on 30 October 1911 in London. Eileen became the first female cricketer to live to 100 years. The ICC shared a 2-year-old video on his birthday last year. In this video, Eileen was seen with Heather Knights, the then captain of the England cricket team. In this video, Eileen was teaching the England captain stories related to cricket as well as teaching yoga tricks.