Player Age Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
H Ironmonger 48y 312d 7/23 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 13 Feb 1931 Test # 205
DD Blackie 46y 268d 6/94 Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
AJ Traicos 45y 154d 5/86 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Oct 1992 Test # 1197
EE Hemmings 41y 135d 6/58 England v New Zealand Birmingham 5 Jul 1990 Test # 1147
GWA Chubb 40y 70d 5/77 South Africa v England Lord's 21 Jun 1951 Test # 335
FR Brown 40y 69d 5/49 England v Australia Melbourne 23 Feb 1951 Test # 331
AP Freeman 40y 65d 5/54 England v West Indies Manchester 21 Jul 1928 Test # 174
DS de Silva 39y 276d 5/59 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982 Test # 925
R Howorth 38y 270d 6/124 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
RG Holland 38y 72d 6/54 Australia v West Indies Sydney 30 Dec 1984 Test # 1006
BE Congdon 37y 347d 5/65 New Zealand v India Auckland 24 Jan 1976 Test # 769
CS Marriott 37y 332d 5/37 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1933 Test # 229
JC White 37y 314d 5/107 England v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
HHH Johnson 37y 258d 5/41 West Indies v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
OC Scott 37y 232d 5/266 West Indies v England Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
DW Carr 37y 145d 5/146 England v Australia The Oval 9 Aug 1909 Test # 105
T Emmett 37y 121d 7/68 England v Australia Melbourne 2 Jan 1879 Test # 3
ESM Kentish 37y 55d 5/49 West Indies v England Kingston 15 Jan 1954 Test # 380
J Trim 36y 340d 5/34 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1951 Test # 345
TWJ Goddard 36y 296d 6/29 England v New Zealand Manchester 24 Jul 1937 Test # 261
HF Boyle 36y 213d 6/42 Australia v England Manchester 10 Jul 1884 Test # 14
CR Miller 36y 34d 5/55 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 11 Mar 2000 Test # 1488
DAJ Holford 35y 329d 5/23 West Indies v India Bridgetown 10 Mar 1976 Test # 773
JR Reid 35y 270d 6/60 New Zealand v South Africa Dunedin 28 Feb 1964 Test # 559
RO Schwarz 35y 219d 5/102 South Africa v Australia Sydney 9 Dec 1910 Test # 111
FJ Laver 35y 173d 7/64 Australia v England Nottingham 29 May 1905 Test # 83
JB Iverson 35y 162d 6/27 Australia v England Sydney 5 Jan 1951 Test # 329
JM Patel 35y 23d 9/69 India v Australia Kanpur 19 Dec 1959 Test # 483
R Illingworth 35y 14d 6/29 England v India Lord's 22 Jun 1967 Test # 619
AA Mailey 35y 11d 5/160 Australia v England Adelaide 14 Jan 1921 Test # 137

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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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