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
|First-class span||1882/83 - 1903/04|
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.
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