Records / Women's Test matches / Bowling records / Oldest player to take a maiden five-wickets-in-an-innings

Player Age Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
R Thompson 39y 175d 5/33 Aus Women v Eng Women Bendigo 25 Jan 1985 Women's Test # 77
DE McEvoy 38y 239d 5/23 Eng Women v NZ Women Auckland 26 Mar 1949 Women's Test # 12
GE McConway 36y 65d 7/34 Eng Women v India Women Worcester 12 Jul 1986 Women's Test # 83
Shaiza Khan 34y 363d 7/59 Pak Women v WI Women Karachi 15 Mar 2004 Women's Test # 122
L Johnston 34y 241d 7/24 Aus Women v NZ Women Melbourne 5 Feb 1972 Women's Test # 42
CL Fitzpatrick 33y 112d 5/29 Aus Women v Eng Women Shenley 24 Jun 2001 Women's Test # 112
P Rau 32y 166d 5/24 India Women v Eng Women Shenley 15 Jul 1999 Women's Test # 110
LJ Clifford 32y 6d 5/51 Eng Women v Aus Women Sydney 25 Jan 1969 Women's Test # 38
AM Starling 31y 246d 5/36 Eng Women v Aus Women Adelaide 21 Dec 1984 Women's Test # 74
SJ Rattray 31y 79d 5/76 NZ Women v India Women Cuttack 7 Mar 1985 Women's Test # 79
LC Pearson 31y 3d 7/51 Eng Women v Aus Women Sydney 22 Feb 2003 Women's Test # 118
PF Carrick 30y 131d 6/29 NZ Women v Aus Women Melbourne 5 Feb 1972 Women's Test # 42

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

Records include the following recent matches:
Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Only Test, Jan 10-13, 2014 [Women Test # 135]
England Women v Australia Women at Wormsley, Only Test, Aug 11-14, 2013 [Women Test # 134]
Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Only Test, Jan 22-25, 2011 [Women Test # 133]

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