08 September 2016 Current Affairs: South African Lindsay Tuckett, who was the oldest surviving former Test cricketer, passed away on 5 September 2016 in Bloemfontein. He was 97.
With the death of Tuckett, the distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93.
Lindsay Tuckett : Tuckett represented South Africa in nine Test matches against England between 1947 and 1949.
Tuckett was the backbone of the South African pace attack in the years immediately following World War II. He made his debut in the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1947.
In his full international career, he took 19 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.He will best be remembered for bowling the final over of the first Test at Kingsmead in the 1948-49 with England winning by two wickets off the final ball of the game.