Eileen Ash, the oldest test player had passed away at the age of 110

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England’s world oldest test player Eileen Ash had died at the age of 110 while she only played seven Tests for England and made her debut against Australia in 1937.

England’s Eileen Ash, the world’s oldest player express as a ‘pioneer’ of the sport, has died at the age of 110, the England’s cricket board (ECB) has said. 

Right-arm pacer Ash had played seven tests for England. She made her debut in the Test against Australia in 1937. 

Ash were retired in 1949 but she continued the golf till the age of 98 and even performed Yoga at the age of 105. 

The ECB described her as “a remarkable woman who led an extraordinary life”. Ash portrait was displayed at Lord’s in the 2019. She had a life-long honorary membership with the Marylebone cricket club.

“Ash – who was the oldest-ever test cricketer at the time of her death – was a natural high-achiever, on and off the pitch,”

the ECB statement read.

During her England career, Ash was also seconded to MI6-Britain’s foreign intelligence service-during the second World War.

“Our sport owes so much to its pioneers and Eileen was one of them. I am deeply sad to be saying goodbye to her today,”

Clare Connor, ECB managing director of women’s cricket, said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Eileen’s family as they come to terms with losing such a wonderful woman and the end of an astonishing life.”