Eric Tindill      

Full name Eric William Thomas Tindill

Born December 18, 1910, Nelson, Nelson

Died August 1, 2010, Wellington (aged 99 years 226 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Also known as Snowy

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire, Administrator, Selector

Relation Son - P Tindill

Eric William Thomas Tindill
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 73 37* 9.12 0 0 0 6 1
First-class 69 116 13 3127 149 30.35 6 12 96 33
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1937 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 21-25, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932-1950
Umpiring statistics
Only Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 27-Mar 2, 1959 scorecard
Test matches 1
Test statistics
Profile

Eric Tindill is one of seven players to have represented New Zealand at both rugby and cricket (the others are Bill Carson, George Dickinson, Brian McKechnie, Charlie Oliver, "Curly" Page and Jeff Wilson) and the only one to have appeared in Test matches in both. Tindill also refereed rugby and cricket Tests - he was an umpire in the Christchurch Test against England in 1958-59.

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Dec 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, is presented a signed bat by the New Zealand Cricket chairman Alan Isaac on his 99th birthday, Wellington, December 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, is presented a signed bat

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Dec 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, turns 99, Wellington, December 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, turns 99

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Dec 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, celebrates his 99th birthday, Wellington, December 18, 2009

Eric Tindill, the oldest Test cricketer, celebrates his 99th birthday

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Notes

On November 8, 2009 he became the longest-lived Test cricketer at the age of 98 years and 325 days, overtaking the previous record held by Francis MacKinnon

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