Records / Test matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Shortest lived players

Player Span Mat Born Died Age
Manjural Islam Rana (Ban) 2004-2004 6 4 May 1984 16 Mar 2007 22y 316d
A Jackson (Aus) 1929-1931 8 5 Sep 1909 16 Feb 1933 23y 164d
BC Hollioake (Eng) 1997-1998 2 11 Nov 1977 23 Mar 2002 24y 132d
CM Christiani (WI) 1935-1935 4 28 Oct 1913 4 Apr 1938 24y 158d
TN Madondo (Zim) 1998-2000 3 22 Nov 1976 11 Jun 2001 24y 201d
GA Kempis (SA) 1889-1889 1 4 Aug 1865 19 May 1890 24y 288d
RG Gregory (Aus) 1937-1937 2 28 Feb 1916 10 Jun 1942 26y 102d
MP Bowden (Eng) 1889-1889 2 1 Nov 1865 19 Feb 1892 26y 110d
OG Smith (WI) 1955-1959 26 5 May 1933 9 Sep 1959 26y 127d
NA Quinn (SA) 1929-1932 12 21 Feb 1908 5 Aug 1934 26y 165d
C Newberry (SA) 1913-1914 4 - 1 Aug 1916 27y ?d
GR Hazlitt (Aus) 1907-1912 9 4 Sep 1888 30 Oct 1915 27y 56d
G Coulthard (Aus) 1882-1882 1 1 Aug 1856 22 Oct 1883 27y 82d
VM Tancred (SA) 1899-1899 1 7 Jul 1875 3 Jun 1904 28y 332d
OC Da Costa (WI) 1930-1935 5 11 Sep 1907 1 Oct 1936 29y 20d
JT Cottam (Aus) 1887-1887 1 5 Sep 1867 30 Jan 1897 29y 147d
L Amar Singh (India) 1932-1936 7 4 Dec 1910 21 May 1940 29y 169d
EB Lundie (SA) 1914-1914 1 15 Mar 1888 12 Sep 1917 29y 181d
MW Booth (Eng) 1913-1914 2 10 Dec 1886 1 Jul 1916 29y 204d
KJ Wadsworth (NZ) 1969-1976 33 30 Nov 1946 19 Aug 1976 29y 263d
RHM Hands (SA) 1914-1914 1 26 Jul 1888 20 Apr 1918 29y 268d
GF Grace (Eng) 1880-1880 1 13 Dec 1850 22 Sep 1880 29y 284d
M Baqa Jilani (India) 1936-1936 1 20 Jul 1911 2 Jul 1941 29y 347d
FW Milligan (Eng) 1899-1899 2 19 Mar 1870 31 Mar 1900 30y 12d
AW Briscoe (SA) 1935-1939 2 6 Feb 1911 22 Apr 1941 30y 75d
K Farnes (Eng) 1934-1939 15 8 Jul 1911 20 Oct 1941 30y 104d
HB Cameron (SA) 1927-1935 26 5 Jul 1905 2 Nov 1935 30y 120d
ACB Langton (SA) 1935-1939 15 2 Mar 1912 27 Nov 1942 30y 270d
NBF Mann (SA) 1947-1951 19 28 Dec 1920 31 Jul 1952 31y 216d
SG Shinde (India) 1946-1952 7 18 Aug 1923 22 Jun 1955 31y 308d
DAR Moloney (NZ) 1937-1937 3 11 Aug 1910 15 Jul 1942 31y 338d
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 68 25 Sep 1969 1 Jun 2002 32y 249d
RA Duff (Aus) 1902-1905 22 17 Aug 1878 13 Dec 1911 33y 118d
JJ Ferris (Aus/Eng) 1887-1892 9 21 May 1867 17 Nov 1900 33y 180d
RS Morton (WI) 2005-2008 15 22 Jul 1978 4 Mar 2012 33y 226d
KL Hutchings (Eng) 1907-1909 7 7 Dec 1882 3 Sep 1916 33y 271d
F Morley (Eng) 1880-1883 4 16 Dec 1850 28 Sep 1884 33y 287d
A Cotter (Aus) 1904-1912 21 3 Dec 1883 31 Oct 1917 33y 332d
T Bosch (SA) 1992-1992 1 14 Mar 1966 14 Feb 2000 33y 337d
WN Slack (Eng) 1986-1986 3 12 Dec 1954 15 Jan 1989 34y 34d
GB Street (Eng) 1923-1923 1 6 Dec 1889 24 Apr 1924 34y 140d
JW McLaren (Aus) 1912-1912 1 22 Dec 1886 17 Nov 1921 34y 330d
JT Brown (Eng) 1894-1899 8 20 Aug 1869 4 Nov 1904 35y 76d
J Hunter (Eng) 1884-1885 5 3 Aug 1855 4 Jan 1891 35y 154d
R Pilling (Eng) 1881-1888 8 11 Aug 1855 28 Mar 1891 35y 229d
PS McDonnell (Aus) 1880-1888 19 13 Nov 1860 24 Sep 1896 35y 316d

Records include the following recent matches:
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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