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World’s Oldest First-Class Cricketer Alan Burgess Passes Away

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New Delhi: The world’s oldest first-class cricketer Alan Burgess died overnight during his sleep on Wednesday. Following his death, India’s Raghunath Chandorkar is now the oldest first-class cricketer alive.

New Zealand Cricket confirmed Alan Burgess’ death with a thread of tweets on Twitter. According to a New Zealand Herald report, Burgess’ father was a part of the First World War and was reportedly also a cricketer.

Alan Burgess was a tank driver for New Zealand’s forces in England during the Second World War. The Christchurch-born cricketer played 14 first-class matches for Canterbury.

Alan Burgess was 100 years and 250 days old at the time of his death. He was a left-arm spin bowler who batted right-handed.

In 23 first-class innings, Alan Burgess aggregated 466 runs for Canterbury. With the ball, he took 16 wickets in 14 games, including a five-wicket haul.

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