English cricketer Derek Ufton has died aged 92, only a few months after The Daily Mail said he was doing great for his age. He played first class cricket for Kent in 149 matches between 1949 and 1962. At the same time, thanks to meeting Jimmy Hill during his army service, he also made 277 appearances for Charlton Athletic. He even gained an international cap for England. A career plagued by injury – his shoulder going yet again is part of the mythos around the English league’s top scoring record match – was ended in 1960, but he became Plymouth Argyle manager for three years, and then a board member at Charlton for 25 years. He was England’s oldest living international footballer at the time of death, a cursed title of late that Ron Baynham now takes. Ufton was picked by three teams: IMGONESOLONG, Kicking Buckets Instead of Balls, and Sudden Death.
31 May 1928 – 27 March 2021