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Norman Gordon

(1911 - )

Norman Gordon (born 6 August 1911) is a former South African cricketer who played in 5 Tests from 1938 to 1939. He was born in Boksburg, Transvaal. He is South Africa’s oldest living Test cricketer. He made his debut for Transvaal in 1933-34. He played in all five Tests against England in 1938-39, bowling tirelessly in a series during which bat dominated ball. He conceded 100 runs in four innings, but was the leading wicket-taker on either side (20). At Durban, in the Timeless Test, he sent down 92.2 eight-ball overs (taking 1 for 256). He was known as “Mobil”, because he used to slick down his unruly hair with handfuls of Vaseline.

Sources: Wikipedia; Cricinfo