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Eileen Whelan      

Full name Eileen Whelan

Born October 30, 1911, Highbury, London

Current age 103 years 216 days

Major teams Civil Service Women, England Women, Middlesex Women, South Women

Also known as Eileen Ash

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 7 10 2 38 10 4.75 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 8 594 230 10 3/35 4/68 23.00 2.32 59.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England Women v Australia Women at Northampton, Jun 12-15, 1937 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand Women v England Women at Auckland, Mar 26-29, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
Profile

Eileen Whelan played seven Tests for England either side of World War Two as a specialist bowler and in 2011 became the first female Test player to reach 100 years old. She made her Test debut against Australia in 1937 and in three matches that summer took 10 wickets at 23.00. She was picked to tour Australia and New Zealand in 1948-49 where she played in four Tests without taking a wicket and scoring 19 runs at 6.33. She had more success in the provincial matches, her best coming when she made 102 not out and took 5 for 10 against Victoria Country. She also played representative cricket for Civil Service Women, Middlesex Women and South Women.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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