Ted Martin

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Ted Martin
Personal information
Full name Edmund John Martin
Born (1902-09-30)30 September 1902
Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died 9 June 2004(2004-06-09) (aged 101)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg spin
Role bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1932 Western Australia
1932 Australian XI
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 3
Batting average 1.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 2
Balls bowled 318
Wickets 6
Bowling average 48.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/50
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 July 2011

Edmund John "Ted" Martin (30 September 1902 – 9 June 2004) was an Australian cricketer who played two first-class matches in 1932–33, both against a touring English side under the captaincy of Douglas Jardine, which used Bodyline tactics. In his first match, for Western Australia against the tourists, he took three wickets in each innings bowling leg breaks, including the wickets of Herbert Sutcliffe, Maurice Leyland, Hedley Verity and the Nawab of Pataudi.[1] In his second match, for an Australian XI against the tourists, he failed to take a wicket, recording figures of 0/126 in his only innings, and making a single run before being stumped by George Duckworth off the bowling of Tommy Mitchell.[2]

Martin died in Perth, Western Australia, at the age of 101 years and 253 days, making him the fifth oldest first-class cricketer ever, and the oldest ever Australian cricketer, as well as the ninth first-class cricketer, and the first Australian cricketer, to live to be 100 years old.[3] After the death of Jim Hutchinson in November 2000, he became the oldest living first-class cricketer.[4]


  1. ^ Western Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club, 21, 22, 24 October 1932, at the WACA Ground - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ Australian XI v Marylebone Cricket Club, 27–29 October 1932, at the WACA Ground - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ The first Australian cricketer to achieve century - Cricinfo. Written by Lynn McConnell. Published 30 September 2002. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ Ted Martin dies at 101 - Cricinfo. Written by Christian Ryan. Published 15 June 2004. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
Preceded by
Jim Hutchinson
Oldest living first-class cricketer
7 November 2000 – 9 June 2004
Succeeded by
Harry Forsyth