Australia's oldest surviving Test cricketer Len Paddocks passes away

Australia's oldest surviving Test cricketer, Len Maddocks, has passed away aged 90, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

AFP, Sep, 02 2016

Sydney: Australia's oldest surviving Test cricketer, Len Maddocks, has passed away aged 90, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

File photo of Elen Maddocks. Image Courtesy: Cricket Australia/Twitter

File photo of Len Maddocks. Image Courtesy: Cricket Australia/Twitter

Maddocks, a batsman and wicket-keeper, played seven Tests for Australia between 1954 and 1956, and managed the Australian cricket team on its 1977 tour of England.

He played 112 first-class matches, representing Victoria and Tasmania, and was also a national selector and a Victorian Cricket Association board director.

"Len made an outstanding contribution to cricket in his lifetime within state and national ranks, both as a player and administrator," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.

"We were deeply saddened to hear of Len's passing this week and are truly appreciative of his dedication to assist in building the game to what it is today."

Published Date: Sep 02, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 02, 2016




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