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Francis MacKinnon      

Full name Francis Alexander MacKinnon

Born April 9, 1848, Paddington, London

Died February 27, 1947, Drumduan, Forres, Morayshire, Scotland (aged 98 years 324 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Also known as The 35th MacKinnon of MacKinnon

Batting style Right-hand bat

Francis Alexander MacKinnon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 5 5 2.50 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 88 162 15 2310 115 15.71 2 7 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1870-1885
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Wisden obituary
The MacKinnon of Mackinnon (35th Chief Of The Mackinnon Clan), the title to which Francis Alexander Mackinnon succeeded on the death of his father in 1903, passed away at his home, Drumduan, in Forres, Morayshire, on February 27. He would have been 99 years old on April 9. As it was he reached a greater age than attained by any other first-class cricketer, surpassing that of Herbert Jenner-Fust Cambridge captain in the first match with Oxford in 1827, who died in 1904 when his exact age was 98 years 5 months and 7 days. MacKinnon was within forty days of 99 years at his passing.

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Sep 30, 2004

Cambridge University XI in 1870. From left to right, top row: F.C. Cobden, E.E.H. Ward, C.I. Thornton, W. Yardley.Middle row: F.A. Mackinnon, W.B. Money (captain), F. Tobin. Front  row: A.A. Bourne, A.T. Scott, F.E.R. Fryer, J.W. Dale. Cambridge beat Oxford by 2 runs at Lord's on 27 and 28 June. It was known as 'Cobden's match' because of F.C. Cobden, who won the match for Cambridge in the last over of the game. Cambridge recorded 147 and 206 (W. Yardley 100) with Oxford scoring 175 and 176 in reply

Cambridge University XI in 1870

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1963

Francis MacKinnon

Francis MacKinnon

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MacKinnon was 98 years and 324 days old when he died, and so is the longest-lived Test cricketer by more than three years. Click here for full list

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