Archie Scott (cricketer)

Andrew Archibald Steele Scott (26 January 1918 – 1 November 2019) was a Scottish first-class cricketer and was the oldest ever living Scottish first-class cricketer.[1]

Archie Scott
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Archibald Steele Scott
Born(1918-01-26)26 January 1918
Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
Died1 November 2019(2019-11-01) (aged 101)
BattingRight-handed
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1947Scotland
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 12
Batting average 6.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 12
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 November 2019

Scott was born in the Edinburgh suburb of Liberton. He was educated in England at Sedbergh School, attending from 1932 to 1937.[2] Prior to the Second World War, Scott enlisted in the British Army as a second lieutenant in the 78th (Lowland) Field Regiment.[3] He played for Scotland in one first-class cricket match against Ireland at Cork in 1947.[4] Batting twice during the match, Scott was dismissed for 12 runs in Scotland's first-innings by Eddie Ingram, while in their second-innings he was dismissed by the same bowler without scoring.[5] He later worked as a director of Scottish Malt Distillers.[6]

He became the oldest living person to have played first-class cricket for Scotland in June 2009, following the death of Stan Sismey.[7] In November 2010, he became the oldest known person in the United Kingdom to have passed an advanced driving test, having initially passed his driving test in 1935 in a Humber.[6] He celebrated his 100th birthday in January 2018,[2] becoming the first Scottish cricketer to have reached the landmark. He died in November 2019, at the age of 101.[1] Following Scott's death, Alexander McAllister became the oldest living person to have played cricket for Scotland.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Archie Scott, Scotland's oldest internationalist, dies aged 101". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "OS News". Sedbergh School. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  3. ^ "No. 34579". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 December 1938.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Archie Scott". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  5. ^ "Ireland v Scotland, 1947". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  6. ^ a b "Driving ambition of Archie Scott, age 92". The Scotsman. 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  7. ^ "Profile: Archie Scott". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-23.

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