Megan Lowe

Born on 17th November 1915 in Syston, Leicestershire, former England Test cricketer, Dorothy Megan Lowe lived to age 101.

The first recorded match I can find for Megan is in September 1929, playing for the WCA against Torquay and South Devon. The 13 year old medium pace bowler took 6-39!

Lowe’s First Class career did not commence until 1937, playing for Midlands against Margaret Peden’s visiting Australian team against whom she took 4-44. She did not participate in the Test series of that year and would have to wait for WW2 to finish before she would get a start for England.

On tour with England in Molly Hide’s 1948/9 team, Megan made her Test debut at the Adelaide Oval in January 1949. She went wicketless as England were soundly defeated by a team that contained Una Paisley and Betty Wilson. She also played Tests at the MCG, the SCG and against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.

In all, Megan played four Tests for England with modest returns, but at age 33. Her best cricket years were robbed by the war. In May 2017 she passed away in Canterbury, Kent at the age of 101. That is a mighty innings!