Full name John Wheatley
Born January 8, 1860, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Died April 19, 1962, Waimate, Canterbury (aged 102 years 101 days)
Major teams Canterbury
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
John Wheatley, of Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand, died on April 20, aged 102. Born on January 8, 1860, he is thought to have been the only first-class cricketer so far to have reached the age of 100. He played for Canterbury fourteen times between 1882-83 and 1903-04, later becoming a Canterbury selector. His best score was 53 against the Queensland touring side of 1896-97, while in his last game for Canterbury, being manager of the team, he filled a vacancy and made 45 against Hawke's Bay.