New Delhi, Online Desk. Former England wicket-keeper batsman Jim Park has died at the age of 90. Parks was one of the oldest cricketers to play county for Sussex. According to Sussex Cricket, he was undergoing treatment after falling ill last week. A statement issued by Sussex Cricket said: “Sussex cricket is saddened by the passing of Jim Parks at the age of 90. He was hospitalized after a collapse at home last week. He is England’s oldest living Test. was a cricketer.
Jim Parks was born in Haywards Heath in 1930
Jim Parks was born in Haywards Heath in 1930. He made his debut against Sussex in 1949 at the age of 18. His experience in domestic matches was immense and he played 739 First Class cricket matches and 132 List A matches and scored 36,000 First Class runs in his career.
He used to bowl leg break before wicketkeeper batsman
He used to bowl leg break before wicketkeeper batsman. And played 46 international test matches for England. Talking about his batting style, he was counted among the aggressive batsmen. His style of play fit in ODI cricket. He was well-versed in playing slag-sweep.
After completing 23 years with the Sussexes in 1973, Parks joined Somerset County, where he played until just before his 47th birthday. Following his professional career, Jim Parks was born in Haywards Heath in 1930, rejoined Sussex as Marketing Manager and served as County President. He also attended the county’s 175th anniversary celebrations in 2014.