Player Age Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
W Bardsley 43y 216d Australia v England Leeds 10 Jul 1926 Test # 165
N Betancourt 42y 242d West Indies v England Port of Spain 1 Feb 1930 Test # 189
SE Gregory 42y 43d Australia v South Africa Manchester 27 May 1912 Test # 121
WW Armstrong 41y 209d Australia v England Sydney 17 Dec 1920 Test # 135
VY Richardson 41y 98d Australia v South Africa Durban 14 Dec 1935 Test # 247
TW Graveney 41y 39d England v Australia Leeds 25 Jul 1968 Test # 640
DS de Silva 40y 266d Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 4 Mar 1983 Test # 950
CB Fry 40y 46d England v South Africa Lord's 10 Jun 1912 Test # 122
WG Grace 40y 26d England v Australia The Oval 13 Aug 1888 Test # 29
F Mitchell 39y 288d South Africa v Australia Manchester 27 May 1912 Test # 121
HR Adhikari 39y 190d India v West Indies Delhi 6 Feb 1959 Test # 467
A Shaw 39y 124d England v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1881 Test # 5
J Ryder 39y 114d Australia v England Brisbane 30 Nov 1928 Test # 176
GA Headley 38y 236d West Indies v England Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
FR Brown 38y 219d England v New Zealand Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
AD Nourse 38y 34d South Africa v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
JC White 38y 17d England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
MH Mankad 37y 264d India v Pakistan Dhaka 1 Jan 1955 Test # 394
Hon.FSG Calthorpe 37y 229d England v West Indies Bridgetown 11 Jan 1930 Test # 187
JH Edrich 37y 197d England v Australia Sydney 4 Jan 1975 Test # 751
KWR Fletcher 37y 191d England v India Mumbai 27 Nov 1981 Test # 911
G Boycott 37y 89d England v Pakistan Karachi 18 Jan 1978 Test # 815
RB Kanhai 37y 52d West Indies v Australia Kingston 16 Feb 1973 Test # 714
A Kumble 37y 36d India v Pakistan Delhi 22 Nov 2007 Test # 1849
R Illingworth 37y 4d England v West Indies Manchester 12 Jun 1969 Test # 653
IWG Johnson 36y 353d Australia v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1954 Test # 391
FL Reifer 36y 351d West Indies v Bangladesh Kingstown 9 Jul 2009 Test # 1923
CG Greenidge 36y 337d West Indies v Pakistan Georgetown 2 Apr 1988 Test # 1095
HDG Leveson Gower 36y 238d England v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Jan 1910 Test # 106
CK Nayudu 36y 238d India v England Lord's 25 Jun 1932 Test # 219
VS Hazare 36y 236d India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
DL Murray 36y 195d West Indies v Australia Brisbane 1 Dec 1979 Test # 862
Asif Iqbal 36y 168d Pakistan v India Bangalore 21 Nov 1979 Test # 861
Misbah-ul-Haq 36y 168d Pakistan v South Africa Dubai (DSC) 12 Nov 2010 Test # 1976
FMM Worrell 36y 130d West Indies v Australia Brisbane 9 Dec 1960 Test # 498
AL Hassett 36y 118d Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
Nawab of Pataudi 36y 98d India v England Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
L Amarnath 36y 78d India v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
WM Wallace 36y 77d New Zealand v South Africa Wellington 6 Mar 1953 Test # 368
Zaheer Abbas 36y 52d Pakistan v India Bangalore 14 Sep 1983 Test # 961
L Hutton 35y 348d England v India Leeds 5 Jun 1952 Test # 351
JE Emburey 35y 301d England v West Indies Lord's 16 Jun 1988 Test # 1099
AJ Lamb 35y 289d England v West Indies Bridgetown 5 Apr 1990 Test # 1143
G Giffen 35y 277d Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1894 Test # 43
LJ Tancred 35y 275d South Africa v England Leeds 8 Jul 1912 Test # 124
ME Chapple 35y 215d New Zealand v England Christchurch 25 Feb 1966 Test # 602
RT Stanyforth 35y 208d England v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1927 Test # 168
AN Hornby 35y 199d England v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882 Test # 9
Lord Hawke 35y 199d England v South Africa Johannesburg 2 Mar 1896 Test # 48
AO Jones 35y 175d England v Australia Melbourne 7 Feb 1908 Test # 99
DB Close 35y 175d England v West Indies The Oval 18 Aug 1966 Test # 609
DL Houghton 35y 117d Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Oct 1992 Test # 1197
JM Brearley 35y 49d England v Australia Lord's 16 Jun 1977 Test # 804
RR Lindwall 35y 23d Australia v India Mumbai (BS) 26 Oct 1956 Test # 432
James Lillywhite 35y 20d England v Australia Melbourne 15 Mar 1877 Test # 1
GA Gooch 35y 12d England v West Indies The Oval 4 Aug 1988 Test # 1102
RD Jacobs 35y 12d West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Dec 2002 Test # 1630

Records include the following recent matches:
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]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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