Eileen Whelan

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Eileen Ash (nee Whelan)
Personal information
Full name Eileen Ash (nee Whelan)
Born (1911-10-30) 30 October 1911 (age 103)
Highbury, London, England
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 18) 12 June 1937 v Australia women
Last Test 29 March 1949 v New Zealand women
Career statistics
Competition Test cricket
Matches 7
Runs scored 38
Batting average 4.75
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 10
Balls bowled 594
Wickets 10
Bowling average 23.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/68
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 November 2011

Eileen Ash (nee Whelan) (born 30 October 1911) is a former English women's cricketer who played seven Test matches for England Women between 1937 and 1949.[1] She thus played Test cricket both before and after the Second World War, making her debut against Australia at Northampton in June 1937 and playing her last game against New Zealand in Auckland in March 1949. A specialist bowler, she took 10 test wickets at 23 apiece. She also played representative cricket for Civil Service Women, Middlesex Women and South Women. In 2011 she became the first female Test cricketer to live to 100 years old.


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Eileen Whelan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2011.