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Meet world's oldest Test cricketer who is 107 not out

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 30, 2018, 10.31 PM (IST)

London-born Eileen Whelan is the world's oldest living Test cricketer, who turned 107 on Tuesday. Whelan, who has played cricket both before and after the Second World War, debuted for England in June 1937 against Australia in Northampton.

Fondly known as Eileen Ash, Whelan has officially played seven Test matches, and amassed only 38 runs with the bat but had picked up 10 wickets with an economy of 2.32.

On the occasion, the International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter to share a video of Whelan doing yoga with England's current women's cricket team captain, Heather Knight. 

The tweet read, "The oldest living Test cricketer turns 107 today! Eileen Ash debuted for England in June 1937 - current skipper @Heatherknight55 caught up with her earlier this year for a spot of yoga!"

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Whelan played her last Test against the New Zealand women's team at Auckland in March 1949.

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Whelan, who has played cricket both before and after the Second World War, debuted for England in June 1937 against Australia in Northampton.