Full name Eileen Whelan
Born October 30, 1911, Highbury, London
Current age 105 years 144 days
Major teams Civil Service Women, England Women, Middlesex Women, South Women
Also known as Eileen Ash
|Test debut||England Women v Australia Women at Northampton, Jun 12-15, 1937 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand Women v England Women at Auckland, Mar 26-29, 1949 scorecard|
Eileen Whelan played seven Tests for England either side of World War Two as a specialist bowler and in 2011 became the first female Test player to reach 100 years old. She made her Test debut against Australia in 1937 and in three matches that summer took 10 wickets at 23.00. She was picked to tour Australia and New Zealand in 1948-49 where she played in four Tests without taking a wicket and scoring 19 runs at 6.33. She had more success in the provincial matches, her best coming when she made 102 not out and took 5 for 10 against Victoria Country. She also played representative cricket for Civil Service Women, Middlesex Women and South Women.
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