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Full name Alan Gordon Finlayson
Born September 1, 1900, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died October 28, 2001, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (aged 101 years 57 days)
Major teams Eastern Province
Finlayson, Alan Gordon, died in Port Elizabeth on October 28, 2001, aged 101. He was the second South African cricketer to reach 100 and, as far as is known, the ninth first-class cricketer; the others are listed on page 176 of Wisden 2000. A right-handed allrounder, Alan Finlayson played twice for Eastern Province in the 1921-22 Currie Cup, scoring 40 runs at 10.00 and taking one for 19. His younger brother Charles, who died aged 50 in 1953, played four games for Eastern Province.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003
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