Normon Gordon - RIP

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Normon Gordon - RIP

Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Tue 02 Sep 2014, 8:45 pm

Norman Gordon, the only test cricketer so far to have reached a century of years, has died aged 103.  He played in 5 tests for SA against England in 1938 / 39.  By the time WWII had ended it was too late for Norman to resume his test career as a pace bowler.  At the time of his death Norman was also the last surviving man to have played test cricket pre WWII.  RIP

According to Wiki, Lindsay Tuckett - also South African - is now the oldest living test cricketer.  But he is a youthful 95 years old.  Of the names likely to me more familiar in England, Arthur Morris (Aus) is now 3rd on the list and Bob Appleyard is 7th.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 1:47 am

In these days of independence, perhaps, for parts of the United Kingdom, two stalwarts from the kingdom of Hampshire are still going strong well in to their nineties; Vic Cannings (95) and Leo Harrison (92), and let's hope they're enjoying every moment of their longevity. The Ingleby-Mackenzie joie de vivre extending its influence presumably.


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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 4:47 am

kwinigolfer wrote:In these days of independence, perhaps, for parts of the United Kingdom, two stalwarts from the kingdom of Hampshire are still going strong well in to their nineties; Vic Cannings (95) and Leo Harrison (92), and let's hope they're enjoying every moment of their longevity. The Ingleby-Mackenzie joie de vivre extending its influence presumably.


Kwini - now there's a thought - independence for the Kingdom of Wessex. Might be viable if it included Portsmouth (navy), Dorset/IoW/Stonehenge etc (tourism)

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 12:45 pm

Clearly we'll have to hire you for economic development corporal!
Not much oil, though perhaps we could frack the South Downs, (not sure if the shale extend across the border though) but perhaps lardy cake could be the national dish?

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