Norma Johnston Death, Obituary – The passing of Norma Johnston (née Whiteman), who had reached the age of 95, has left the Australian Cricket community in a state of mourning. Norma had reached the age of 95 when she passed away. Norma was a trailblazer in the field of women’s cricket and held the record for being Australia’s oldest living Test cricketer until her passing in the year 2001. Between the years 1948 and 1951, she participated in a total of seven tests.
During this difficult time, her family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Bradman Museum and the International Cricket Hall of Fame for granting us permission to publish this photograph with you. It features the late, great Betty Wilson (on the left), as well as Norma Bradman (on the right). It is our belief that the state of Michigan is the appropriate location for a memorial to be constructed in Norma’s honor.
She is survived by her son, Robert Johnston, her daughter, Sandra Melton, six grandchildren, Tyler Johnston, Dane Melton (and his wife Courtney), Lindsay Conner (and her husband Greg), Hunter Melton (and his wife Lauren), and Parker Melton, as well as three great-grandchildren, Simms Smith, Zoey Conner, and Lennon Paige Johnston. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Johnston. Robert “Bob” M. Johnston, the man she had been married to for 72 years, passed away first.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Robert Johnston. Norma received her high school graduation from Watervliet, which is located in Watervliet, Michigan. She then went on to acquire her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College, which is also where she met Bob Johnston, the person with whom she would spend the rest of her life. Norma’s home field was where she competed in the vast majority of her games.