Alan Burgess was a right-hand batsman and a left-arm off-spinner, played 11 first-class matches for Canterbury between 1940-41 and 1951-52 out of 14 first-class games overall.

A very sad news arrived on Wednesday (January 6) about the demise of Alan Burgess who was the the world’s oldest first-class cricketer. Alan Burgess, was a right-hand batsman and a left-arm off-spinner, played 11 first-class matches for Canterbury between 1940-41 and 1951-52 out of 14 first-class games overall.  

Alan started his career on Christmas day in 1940. He was a  New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricketer  for Canterbury  from 1940 to 1952. He was a tank  driver in World War 2. In June 2020, Burgess became the world’s oldest living first-class cricketer. Alan took 6 for 52 and 3 for 51 in that match against Otago. “NZC is saddened to learn of the passing of the world’s oldest-living first-class cricketer, Alan Burgess. Alan’s daughter Pip said her father died overnight in his sleep, aged 100, at the Charles Upham Retirement Village in Rangiora,” the Blackcaps tweeted.

Here are some tweets in memory of the cricketer:

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