Today Cricbuzz prediction: Australia’s oldest Test cricketer Norma Johnston dies at ninety five

Australian Test cricketer Norma Johnston has died at the age of 95. Johnston (née Whiteman) was a center batsman and medium-speed bowler, and from 1948 to 1951 he appeared in seven Tests. Until her death, Johnston was the oldest living Australian Test cricketer.

Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia, said: “Everyone in Australian cricket will be saddened to hear of Norma’s passing.” We have also helped create a platform for the thousands of women and girls who play games today.”

Johnston made her debut with her legendary Betty Wilson on her tour of New Zealand in 1948 and ended her career after her tour of England in 1951. She made 151 test runs in 25:16 and took 22 wickets in 20:54.

“I loved hearing her call back when she was on tour with the pioneer of women’s football,” Lisa Starekar said in an ACA statement. It was an interest that goes back to ‘.How far has the game gone?

“As a girl from Bathurst, New South Wales, she always had an eye on every country girl who came and played for the state and Australia and had her place in her heart. .

Men’s captain Pat Cummins also tweeted to commemorate Johnston’s contribution to Australian cricket.

“She was passionate about cricket, her hometown of Bathurst and the many women who followed in her footsteps and represented her state and country. Her contribution to Australian cricket and the friendships she made in the game will last forever.”

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