This morning began with the sad news of the passing of the former Australians Test player Len Maddocks. Len Maddock passed on Thursday at the age of 90.
Len Maddock was the wicket-keeper batsman for the Australia and he featured for the total number of Seven Test matches. Maddock made his debut in the year 1954 and played his last match in the year 1956.
Len Maddock’s name goes in the history book as he was the last batsman to be dismissed by English spinner Jim Laker at Old Trafford in 1956 to complete his record 19-wicket haul. Although, Maddock played only the telly of 7 seven test matches for Australia, but he was a highly recognised player in the domestic circuit.
Maddock featured in the 112 First-Class matches for Victoria and Tasmania, where he smashed over 4000 runs with six centuries and 277 dismissals.
After his retirement, Maddock continues to be associated with the Australian cricket Board. He became Victoria’s delegate to the Australian Cricket Board from 1973-83 and then, went on to became the National Selector.
During the World Series Cricket affected Ashes loss in 1977, Maddock was the team Manager. The Cricket Australia chief executive, James Sutherland told media wing that ” It is a sad day for the Australia Cricketing fraternity as we loss one of the greatest blokes of Australia Cricket. Maddock has contributed a lot to the Australian Cricket both as the player and national and state representative.”
Meanwhile, Len Maddock prior to his death made a unique world record as he was the Australia’s oldest living Test cricketer at the age of 90 last year after the death of Arthur Morris.
And, now after his death, the former Queensland opening batsman “Ken Archer” is now Australia’s oldest surviving Test cricketer at 88 and he is followed legendary batsman Neil Harvey is 87.