Len Maddocks, Australia's Oldest Surviving Test Cricketer, Dies
Len Maddocks, a batsman and wicket-keeper, played seven Tests for Australia between 1954 and 1956
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- Updated: September 02, 2016 10:00 AM IST
Australia's Len Maddocks dies aged 90
Len Maddocks was Australia's oldest surviving Test cricketer
Len Maddocks plaed 7 Tests for Australia
Australia's oldest surviving Test cricketer, Len Maddocks, has died aged 90, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Maddocks, a batsman and wicket-keeper, played seven Tests for Australia between 1954 and 1956, and managed the Australian cricket team on its 1977 tour of England.
He played 112 first-class matches, representing Victoria and Tasmania, and was also a national selector and a Victorian Cricket Association board director.
"Len made an outstanding contribution to cricket in his lifetime within state and national ranks, both as a player and administrator," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.
"We were deeply saddened to hear of Len's passing this week and are truly appreciative of his dedication to assist in building the game to what it is today."