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England's oldest men's Test cricketer Don Smith passes away at 97

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England's oldest men's Test player Don Smith has passed away at the age of 97. An all-rounder who opened the batting, Smith played three Tests for England during West Indies' tour of 1957, making his debut at Lord's. He later went on to coach Sri Lanka before settling in Adelaide. Smith enjoyed a distinguished career at Sussex where he scored nearly 17,000 runs and claimed 340 wickets from 1946-1962.