The world’s oldest living international cricketer – male or female – Eileen Ash recently celebrated her 108th birthday. The former English cricketer played seven Test matches for England, making her debut in 1937 against Australia and played her last game versus New Zealand 12 years later.
“It’s marvelous. I think it’s absolutely brilliant and I feel 200 years old,” a rather healthy Eileen stated after viewing her portrait for the first time. She currently serves as the honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club – the custodian of the laws of the game.
Eileen’s graceful aging and longevity has been a remarkable story, to say the least, and her past career as an MI6 agent also adds another intriguing aspect to her fascinating life. Earlier this summer, Lord’s Cricket Ground honored the iconic Eileen by unveiling an artistic portrait of her.