He performed 14 first-class video games between 1940-41 and 1951-52, scoring 466 runs and choosing up 16 wickets
Alan Burgess, the world’s oldest first-class cricketer, has died “in a single day in his sleep” aged 100 years and 250 days at Charles Upham Retirement Village in Rangiora, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) introduced on Wednesday.
Born Might 1, 1920 in Christchurch, Burgess was a right-hand batsman and left-arm spinner, and performed 11 first-class matches for Canterbury between 1940-41 and 1951-52 out of 14 first-class video games general. He additionally turned out for New Zealand Companies in England in 1945 on the finish of World Warfare II, through which, in response to a report in New Zealand Herald, Burgess was a tank driver. The report additionally famous that Burgess’ father was a World Warfare I veteran and a cricket umpire.
Burgess’ cricket profession began on Christmas Day in 1940, and he took 6 for 52 and three for 51 in that match towards Otago. Total, he put up 466 first-class runs at a median of twenty-two.19 and picked up 16 wickets at a median of 30.68.
NZC quoted Burgess’ daughter Pip as saying that “her father had been in good type as much as the tip” and that he had spent a lot of Tuesday watching the New Zealand vs Pakistan Take a look at in Christchurch on TV and “had seen Kane Williamson convey up his double century”.
In August 2017, Burgess grew to become New Zealand’s oldest residing first-class cricketer following the dying of Tom Pritchard, and Burgess’ demise now makes India’s Raghunath Chandorkar, who turned 100 on November 21 final 12 months, the oldest residing first-class cricketer on the planet.
NZC additionally famous that Otago participant Iain Gallaway, now 98, is now the nation’s oldest first-class cricketer.