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Archie Scott, Scotland’s oldest internationalist, dies aged 101

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November 5, 2019 2 weeks
Archie Scott, Scotland’s oldest internationalist, dies aged 101

SCOTT, ANDREW ARCHIBALD (ARCHIE) STEELE, died on November 1, aged 101. He was the first ever Scotland player to reach his century in terms of age. After being educated at Sedburgh School, where he was in the 1st XI for two years, we went on to play for the Grange Club in Edinburgh.

Pursuing a career as a Distillery Manager after war service meant he played little cricket, but he was selected for the Scotland team travelling to Cork to play Ireland in 1947. It was not a success, scores of 12 and 0 resulting in this being his only appearance for the Scotland side.

Lively to a very old age, he passed his advanced driving test at the age of 92 after being worried the DVLA or his insurers might take away his licence, and published Memoirs entitled 96 Not Out (with maybe an over to go).

The oldest living Scotland player is now Alexander McAllister, aged 99, who played one game for Scotland in 1950.

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