Records / Test matches / Batting records / Oldest player to score a maiden hundred

Player Age Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
AW Nourse 42y 291d 111 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
EH Bowley 39y 253d 109 England v New Zealand Auckland 14 Feb 1930 Test # 190
A Sandham 39y 189d 152 England v West Indies Bridgetown 11 Jan 1930 Test # 187
JWH Makepeace 39y 173d 117 England v Australia Melbourne 11 Feb 1921 Test # 138
EAB Rowan 39y 160d 156* South Africa v England Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
PN Kirsten 39y 82d 104 South Africa v England Leeds 4 Aug 1994 Test # 1264
GE Tyldesley 38y 322d 122 England v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1927 Test # 168
H Wood 38y 96d 134* England v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1892 Test # 37
AJ Richardson 37y 351d 100 Australia v England Leeds 10 Jul 1926 Test # 165
PL Symcox 37y 306d 108 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 14 Feb 1998 Test # 1400
GM Carew 37y 252d 107 West Indies v England Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
FR Martin 37y 138d 123* West Indies v Australia Sydney 27 Feb 1931 Test # 208
R Illingworth 37y 18d 113 England v West Indies Lord's 26 Jun 1969 Test # 654
A Kumble 36y 296d 110* India v England The Oval 9 Aug 2007 Test # 1842
E Paynter 36y 217d 216* England v Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1938 Test # 263
CB Lambert 36y 38d 104 West Indies v England St John's 20 Mar 1998 Test # 1411
CJL Rogers 35y 343d 110 Australia v England Chester-le-Street 9 Aug 2013 Test # 2093
G Giffen 35y 262d 161 Australia v England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
BL D'Oliveira 35y 247d 109 England v India Leeds 8 Jun 1967 Test # 618
D Denton 35y 237d 104 England v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Feb 1910 Test # 108
EH Hendren 35y 158d 132 England v South Africa Leeds 12 Jul 1924 Test # 155
DL Houghton 35y 117d 121 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Oct 1992 Test # 1197
DJ Richardson 35y 108d 109 South Africa v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 1995 Test # 1282

Ages are shown as at the start of the match concerned.

Records include the following recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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South Africa's AB de Villiers is the only wicketkeeper to score a hundred and effect ten dismissals in the same Test. He scored 103* in the second innings and effected 11 dismissals in a Test against Pakistan at Johannesburg in 2013.

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