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Player Age Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
H Ironmonger 49y 311d 11/24 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 12 Feb 1932 Test # 216
CV Grimmett 44y 65d 13/173 Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
AP Freeman 41y 71d 12/171 England v South Africa Manchester 27 Jul 1929 Test # 184
SF Barnes 40y 301d 14/144 England v South Africa Durban 14 Feb 1914 Test # 133
RG Holland 39y 34d 10/174 Australia v New Zealand Sydney 22 Nov 1985 Test # 1030
JC White 37y 348d 13/256 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
CS Marriott 37y 332d 11/96 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1933 Test # 229
HHH Johnson 37y 258d 10/96 West Indies v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
CA Walsh 37y 243d 10/117 West Indies v England Lord's 29 Jun 2000 Test # 1503
RJ Hadlee 37y 144d 10/88 New Zealand v India Mumbai 24 Nov 1988 Test # 1109
CR Miller 36y 313d 10/113 Australia v West Indies Adelaide 15 Dec 2000 Test # 1523
M Muralitharan 36y 253d 10/190 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Dec 2008 Test # 1903
KR Miller 36y 206d 10/152 Australia v England Lord's 21 Jun 1956 Test # 426
SK Warne 35y 360d 12/246 Australia v England The Oval 8 Sep 2005 Test # 1763
Saeed Ajmal 35y 324d 11/118 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Harare 3 Sep 2013 Test # 2095
EAS Prasanna 35y 247d 11/140 India v New Zealand Auckland 24 Jan 1976 Test # 769
MH Mankad 35y 187d 13/131 India v Pakistan Delhi 16 Oct 1952 Test # 355
Imran Khan 35y 129d 11/121 Pakistan v West Indies Georgetown 2 Apr 1988 Test # 1095
H Trumble 35y 91d 12/173 Australia v England The Oval 11 Aug 1902 Test # 74
A Kumble 35y 54d 10/157 India v Sri Lanka Delhi 10 Dec 2005 Test # 1776
AA Mailey 35y 39d 13/236 Australia v England Melbourne 11 Feb 1921 Test # 138
JM Patel 35y 23d 14/124 India v Australia Kanpur 19 Dec 1959 Test # 483
HMRKB Herath 34y 362d 12/157 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013 Test # 2082
AV Bedser 34y 342d 14/99 England v Australia Nottingham 11 Jun 1953 Test # 372
EJ Chatfield 34y 269d 10/124 New Zealand v West Indies Port of Spain 29 Mar 1985 Test # 1013
G Geary 34y 168d 12/130 England v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1927 Test # 168
JC Laker 34y 168d 19/90 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
WH Lockwood 34y 121d 11/76 England v Australia Manchester 24 Jul 1902 Test # 73
Ghulam Ahmed 34y 121d 10/130 India v Australia Kolkata 2 Nov 1956 Test # 433
B Yardley 34y 119d 10/185 Australia v West Indies Sydney 2 Jan 1982 Test # 917
G Dymock 34y 73d 12/166 Australia v India Kanpur 2 Oct 1979 Test # 857
GP Swann 34y 61d 10/132 England v New Zealand Leeds 24 May 2013 Test # 2089
AR Caddick 34y 42d 10/215 England v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1636
JH Wardle 33y 359d 12/89 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
Wasim Akram 33y 357d 11/110 Pakistan v West Indies St John's 25 May 2000 Test # 1497
GOB Allen 33y 332d 10/78 England v India Lord's 27 Jun 1936 Test # 252
BL Cairns 33y 291d 10/144 New Zealand v England Leeds 28 Jul 1983 Test # 958
TE Bailey 33y 199d 11/98 England v West Indies Lord's 20 Jun 1957 Test # 440
AR Border 33y 183d 11/96 Australia v West Indies Sydney 26 Jan 1989 Test # 1113
AA Donald 33y 36d 11/127 South Africa v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999 Test # 1471
AEE Vogler 33y 34d 12/181 South Africa v England Johannesburg 1 Jan 1910 Test # 106
TM Alderman 32y 361d 10/151 Australia v England Leeds 8 Jun 1989 Test # 1121
ERH Toshack 32y 355d 11/31 Australia v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
ARC Fraser 32y 349d 10/122 England v South Africa Nottingham 23 Jul 1998 Test # 1421
MR Whitney 32y 342d 11/95 Australia v India Perth 1 Feb 1992 Test # 1186
G Giffen 32y 308d 10/160 Australia v England Sydney 29 Jan 1892 Test # 36
DVP Wright 32y 304d 10/175 England v South Africa Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
BS Chandrasekhar 32y 227d 12/104 India v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977 Test # 812
WJ O'Reilly 32y 214d 10/122 Australia v England Leeds 22 Jul 1938 Test # 265
DK Lillee 32y 161d 10/127 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 1981 Test # 915
SCG MacGill 32y 150d 10/133 Australia v Bangladesh Cairns 25 Jul 2003 Test # 1652
FS Trueman 32y 148d 12/119 England v West Indies Birmingham 4 Jul 1963 Test # 545
GE Gomez 32y 107d 10/113 West Indies v Australia Sydney 25 Jan 1952 Test # 347
MG Johnson 32y 102d 12/127 Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
Abdul Qadir 32y 92d 10/186 Pakistan v England Karachi 16 Dec 1987 Test # 1086
UDU Chandana 32y 63d 10/210 Sri Lanka v Australia Cairns 9 Jul 2004 Test # 1706
Fazal Mahmood 32y 16d 12/100 Pakistan v West Indies Dhaka 6 Mar 1959 Test # 471

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Only the last 10wm by any player is shown.

Records include the following recent matches:
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, 2nd Test, Jun 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2125]

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