Player Span Mat Born Died Age
EWT Tindill (NZ) 1937-1947 5 18 Dec 1910 1 Aug 2010 99y 226d
FA MacKinnon (Eng) 1879-1879 1 9 Apr 1848 27 Feb 1947 98y 324d
JL Kerr (NZ) 1931-1937 7 28 Dec 1910 27 May 2007 96y 150d
W Rhodes (Eng) 1899-1930 58 29 Oct 1877 8 Jul 1973 95y 252d
WA Brown (Aus) 1934-1948 22 31 Jul 1912 16 Mar 2008 95y 229d
GL Weir (NZ) 1930-1937 11 2 Jun 1908 31 Oct 2003 95y 151d
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 19 Apr 1873 26 Dec 1967 94y 251d
ESM Kentish (WI) 1948-1954 2 21 Nov 1916 10 Jun 2011 94y 201d
MJ Gopalan (India) 1934-1934 1 6 Jun 1909 21 Dec 2003 94y 198d
RA Hamence (Aus) 1947-1948 3 25 Nov 1915 24 Mar 2010 94y 119d
DW Begbie (SA) 1948-1950 5 12 Dec 1914 10 Mar 2009 94y 88d
J Newman (NZ) 1932-1933 3 3 Jul 1902 23 Sep 1996 94y 82d
DC Cleverley (NZ) 1932-1946 2 23 Dec 1909 16 Feb 2004 94y 55d
RES Wyatt (Eng) 1927-1937 40 2 May 1901 20 Apr 1995 93y 353d
EJK Burn (Aus) 1890-1890 2 17 Sep 1862 20 Jul 1956 93y 307d
RC Allen (Aus) 1887-1887 1 2 Jul 1858 2 May 1952 93y 305d
RT Simpson (Eng) 1948-1955 27 27 Feb 1920 24 Nov 2013 93y 270d
AR Gover (Eng) 1936-1946 4 29 Feb 1908 7 Oct 2001 93y 220d
HSTL Hendry (Aus) 1921-1929 11 24 May 1895 16 Dec 1988 93y 206d
EJ Smith (Eng) 1911-1913 11 6 Feb 1886 31 Aug 1979 93y 206d
TB Mitchell (Eng) 1933-1935 5 4 Sep 1902 27 Jan 1996 93y 145d
CA Snedden (NZ) 1947-1947 1 7 Jan 1918 24 Apr 2011 93y 107d
C Ramaswami (India) 1936-1936 2 16 Jun 1896 0 Jan 1990 93y ?d
PGH Fender (Eng) 1921-1929 13 22 Aug 1892 15 Jun 1985 92y 297d
LS Birkett (WI) 1930-1931 4 14 Apr 1905 16 Jan 1998 92y 277d
MK Mantri (India) 1951-1955 4 1 Sep 1921 23 May 2014 92y 264d
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 27 Aug 1908 25 Feb 2001 92y 182d
NS Mitchell-Innes (Eng) 1935-1935 1 7 Sep 1914 28 Dec 2006 92y 112d
WRT Solomon (SA) 1899-1899 1 23 Apr 1872 12 Jul 1964 92y 80d
A Sandham (Eng) 1921-1930 14 6 Jul 1890 20 Apr 1982 91y 288d
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 4 Jul 1918 4 Apr 2010 91y 274d
H Donnan (Aus) 1892-1896 5 12 Nov 1864 13 Aug 1956 91y 275d
AJW McIntyre (Eng) 1950-1955 3 14 May 1918 26 Dec 2009 91y 226d
FE Woolley (Eng) 1909-1934 64 27 May 1887 18 Oct 1978 91y 144d
PT Lewis (SA) 1913-1913 1 2 Oct 1884 30 Jan 1976 91y 120d
WA Hadlee (NZ) 1937-1951 11 4 Jun 1915 29 Sep 2006 91y 117d
WM Wallace (NZ) 1937-1953 13 19 Dec 1916 21 Mar 2008 91y 93d
Mohammad Aslam (Pak) 1954-1954 1 5 Jan 1920 22 Jan 2011 91y 17d
JCW MacBryan (Eng) 1924-1924 1 22 Jul 1892 14 Jul 1983 90y 357d
H Larwood (Eng) 1926-1933 21 14 Nov 1904 22 Jul 1995 90y 250d
SJE Loxton (Aus) 1948-1951 12 29 Mar 1921 3 Dec 2011 90y 249d
F Hearne (Eng/SA) 1889-1896 6 23 Nov 1858 14 Jul 1949 90y 233d
GAL Hearne (SA) 1922-1924 3 27 Mar 1888 13 Nov 1978 90y 231d
S Mushtaq Ali (India) 1934-1952 11 17 Dec 1914 18 Jun 2005 90y 183d
HW Lee (Eng) 1931-1931 1 26 Oct 1890 21 Apr 1981 90y 177d
WH Ponsford (Aus) 1924-1934 29 19 Oct 1900 6 Apr 1991 90y 169d
D Brookes (Eng) 1948-1948 1 29 Oct 1915 9 Mar 2006 90y 131d
LA Walcott (WI) 1930-1930 1 18 Jan 1894 27 Feb 1984 90y 40d
ELG Hoad (WI) 1928-1933 4 29 Jan 1896 5 Mar 1986 90y 35d
H Strudwick (Eng) 1910-1926 28 28 Jan 1880 14 Feb 1970 90y 17d
PH Punjabi (India) 1955-1955 5 20 Sep 1921 4 Oct 2011 90y 14d
A Coxon (Eng) 1948-1948 1 18 Jan 1916 22 Jan 2006 90y 4d

This table is sorted by the total number of days, rather than years and part years. AV Bedser (91y 274d) actually lived for 33512 days and so is listed above H Donnan (91y 275d) who lived for 33511 days - the difference arising due to leap years.

Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]

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