Player Age Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
W Rhodes 52y 165d England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
H Ironmonger 50y 327d Australia v England Sydney 23 Feb 1933 Test # 224
WG Grace 50y 320d England v Australia Nottingham 1 Jun 1899 Test # 60
G Gunn 50y 303d England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
J Southerton 49y 139d England v Australia Melbourne 31 Mar 1877 Test # 2
Miran Bakhsh 47y 302d Pakistan v India Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 Test # 398
JB Hobbs 47y 249d England v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930 Test # 198
FE Woolley 47y 87d England v Australia The Oval 18 Aug 1934 Test # 237
DD Blackie 46y 309d Australia v England Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
H Strudwick 46y 202d England v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1926 Test # 167
EH Hendren 46y 41d England v West Indies Kingston 14 Mar 1935 Test # 241
AJ Traicos 45y 304d Zimbabwe v India Delhi 13 Mar 1993 Test # 1218
GOB Allen 45y 245d England v West Indies Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
P Holmes 45y 216d England v India Lord's 25 Jun 1932 Test # 219
AW Nourse 45y 207d South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1924 Test # 157
DB Close 45y 140d England v West Indies Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
EG Wynyard 44y 341d England v South Africa Johannesburg 6 Mar 1906 Test # 89
JMM Commaille 44y 317d South Africa v England Cape Town 31 Dec 1927 Test # 169
R Abel 44y 238d England v Australia Manchester 24 Jul 1902 Test # 73
GA Headley 44y 236d West Indies v England Kingston 15 Jan 1954 Test # 380
Amir Elahi 44y 105d Pakistan v India Kolkata 12 Dec 1952 Test # 360
CV Grimmett 44y 69d Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
WR Hammond 43y 279d England v New Zealand Christchurch 21 Mar 1947 Test # 284
H Carter 43y 259d Australia v South Africa Cape Town 26 Nov 1921 Test # 147
W Bardsley 43y 255d Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1926 Test # 167
CP Carter 43y 118d South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1924 Test # 157
JE Emburey 42y 344d England v West Indies Manchester 27 Jul 1995 Test # 1301
HW Taylor 42y 301d South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 27 Feb 1932 Test # 217
WW Whysall 42y 295d England v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930 Test # 198
AFA Lilley 42y 256d England v Australia The Oval 9 Aug 1909 Test # 105
RW Taylor 42y 251d England v Pakistan Lahore 19 Mar 1984 Test # 984
N Betancourt 42y 247d West Indies v England Port of Spain 1 Feb 1930 Test # 189
C Kelleway 42y 224d Australia v England Brisbane 30 Nov 1928 Test # 176
GA Faulkner 42y 197d South Africa v England Lord's 28 Jun 1924 Test # 154
FR Brown 42y 196d England v Australia Lord's 25 Jun 1953 Test # 373
WAS Oldfield 42y 175d Australia v England Melbourne 26 Feb 1937 Test # 259
SE Gregory 42y 130d Australia v England The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
JWHT Douglas 42y 127d England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1925 Test # 159
NE Haig 42y 121d England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
Harry Elliott 42y 103d England v India Chennai 10 Feb 1934 Test # 232
RB Simpson 42y 89d Australia v West Indies Kingston 28 Apr 1978 Test # 824
WW Armstrong 42y 86d Australia v England The Oval 13 Aug 1921 Test # 144
DS de Silva 42y 78d Sri Lanka v England Lord's 23 Aug 1984 Test # 994
FJ Titmus 42y 67d England v Australia Adelaide 25 Jan 1975 Test # 754
MC Cowdrey 42y 51d England v Australia Melbourne 8 Feb 1975 Test # 755
WE Astill 42y 42d England v West Indies Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
EAB Rowan 42y 29d South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1951 Test # 338
SJ Snooke 42y 21d South Africa v England Durban 16 Feb 1923 Test # 152
TW Graveney 42y 1d England v West Indies Manchester 12 Jun 1969 Test # 653
ER Wilson 41y 341d England v Australia Sydney 25 Feb 1921 Test # 139
EE Hemmings 41y 322d England v Australia Sydney 4 Jan 1991 Test # 1160
MH Mankad 41y 305d India v West Indies Delhi 6 Feb 1959 Test # 467
CP Mead 41y 271d England v Australia Brisbane 30 Nov 1928 Test # 176
C Washbrook 41y 266d England v Australia The Oval 23 Aug 1956 Test # 429
JC Alabaster 41y 247d New Zealand v West Indies Port of Spain 9 Mar 1972 Test # 694
GA Gooch 41y 199d England v Australia Perth 3 Feb 1995 Test # 1287
B Sutcliffe 41y 196d New Zealand v England Birmingham 27 May 1965 Test # 591
VY Richardson 41y 178d Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
S Haigh 41y 134d England v Australia Manchester 29 Jul 1912 Test # 126
LR Gibbs 41y 129d West Indies v Australia Melbourne 31 Jan 1976 Test # 770
AP Freeman 41y 95d England v South Africa The Oval 17 Aug 1929 Test # 185
L Amarnath 41y 95d India v Pakistan Kolkata 12 Dec 1952 Test # 360
R Illingworth 41y 80d England v West Indies Lord's 23 Aug 1973 Test # 727
G Boycott 41y 77d England v India Kolkata 1 Jan 1982 Test # 916
RJD Jamshedji 41y 30d India v England Mumbai 15 Dec 1933 Test # 230
A Wood 40y 362d England v West Indies The Oval 19 Aug 1939 Test # 274
G Geary 40y 351d England v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1934 Test # 234
O Henry 40y 349d South Africa v India Cape Town 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
CA Wiles 40y 348d West Indies v England Manchester 22 Jul 1933 Test # 228
BL D'Oliveira 40y 317d England v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1972 Test # 702
SF Barnes 40y 305d England v South Africa Durban 14 Feb 1914 Test # 133
CK Nayudu 40y 292d India v England The Oval 15 Aug 1936 Test # 254
AD Nourse 40y 279d South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1951 Test # 338
AA Mailey 40y 227d Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1926 Test # 167
JM Blackham 40y 223d Australia v England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
SP Kinneir 40y 222d England v Australia Sydney 15 Dec 1911 Test # 116
H Sutcliffe 40y 220d England v South Africa Lord's 29 Jun 1935 Test # 243
SR Tendulkar 40y 206d India v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013 Test # 2102
BE Congdon 40y 198d New Zealand v England Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
T Emmett 40y 192d England v Australia Melbourne 10 Mar 1882 Test # 8
W Gunn 40y 181d England v Australia Nottingham 1 Jun 1899 Test # 60
AJ Stewart 40y 153d England v South Africa The Oval 4 Sep 2003 Test # 1659
RK Oxenham 40y 128d Australia v South Africa Brisbane 27 Nov 1931 Test # 212
GWA Chubb 40y 128d South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1951 Test # 338
CH Lloyd 40y 124d West Indies v Australia Sydney 30 Dec 1984 Test # 1006
CB Fry 40y 119d England v Australia The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
HW Lee 40y 114d England v South Africa Johannesburg 13 Feb 1931 Test # 206
WJ O'Reilly 40y 100d Australia v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
DL Houghton 40y 98d Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 25 Sep 1997 Test # 1379
HL Jackson 40y 94d England v Australia Leeds 6 Jul 1961 Test # 509
C Ramaswami 40y 63d India v England The Oval 15 Aug 1936 Test # 254
LB Fishlock 40y 62d England v Australia Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
MW Tate 40y 61d England v South Africa Manchester 27 Jul 1935 Test # 245
B Mitchell 40y 60d South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
CG Macartney 40y 52d Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1926 Test # 167
G Challenor 40y 47d West Indies v England The Oval 11 Aug 1928 Test # 175
James Langridge 40y 41d England v India The Oval 17 Aug 1946 Test # 278
GE Tyldesley 40y 39d England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
SJ Cook 40y 30d South Africa v Sri Lanka Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993 Test # 1232
VM Merchant 40y 26d India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
HHH Johnson 40y 12d West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
JC White 40y 6d England v South Africa Durban 21 Feb 1931 Test # 207
CG Greenidge 40y 0d West Indies v Australia St John's 27 Apr 1991 Test # 1170

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England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]

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