Norman Gordon (born on 6 August 1911) is a former South African bowler and centenarian who played in five Test Matches in the 1938–39 South African cricket season. He was born in Transvaal. He is both the oldest living cricketer and oldest cricketer in the history, and the first to reach 100 years of age. Gordon became the oldest-ever Test cricketer on 23 March 2011, when he surpassed New Zealander Eric Tindill, who died on 1 August 2010, approximately four months shy of his 100th birthday.