Oldest Player to Debut (Tests)
Bold = record less than 3 years old.
Mat = Number of matches played in career.
Date column and player's age correspond to first day of match.
  Name   Mat Opp Venue Date
1 J Southerton (Eng) 49y 119d 2 Aus Melbourne 15 Mar 1877
2 Miran Bakhsh (Pak) 47y 284d 2 Ind Lahore BJ 29 Jan 1955
3 DD Blackie (Aus) 46y 253d 3 Eng Sydney 14 Dec 1928
4 H Ironmonger (Aus) 46y 237d 14 Eng Brisbane EG 30 Nov 1928
5 N Betancourt (WI) 42y 242d 1 Eng Port-of-Spain 1 Feb 1930
6 ER Wilson (Eng) 41y 337d 1 Aus Sydney 25 Feb 1921
7 RJD Jamshedji (Ind) 41y 27d 1 Eng Bombay Gym 15 Dec 1933
8 CA Wiles (WI) 40y 345d 1 Eng Manchester 22 Jul 1933
9 O Henry (SAf) 40y 295d 3 Ind Durban 13 Nov 1992
10 SP Kinneir (Eng) 40y 216d 1 Aus Sydney 15 Dec 1911
11 HW Lee (Eng) 40y 110d 1 SAf Johannesburg OW 13 Feb 1931
12 GWA Chubb (SAf) 40y 56d 5 Eng Nottingham 7 Jun 1951
13 C Ramaswami (Ind) 40y 37d 2 Eng Manchester 25 Jul 1936
14 G Challenor (WI) 39y 361d 3 Eng Lord's 23 Jun 1928
15 A Wood (Eng) 39y 360d 4 Aus The Oval 20 Aug 1938
16 BBM Gaskin (WI) 39y 306d 2 Eng Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948
17 WE Astill (Eng) 39y 298d 9 SAf Johannesburg OW 24 Dec 1927
18 DS de Silva (SL) 39y 251d 12 Eng Colombo PS 17 Feb 1982
19 JWH Makepeace (Eng) 39y 131d 4 Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1920
20 SJ Cook (SAf) 39y 105d 3 Ind Durban 13 Nov 1992
21 Amir Elahi (Ind) 39y 102d 6 Aus Sydney 12 Dec 1947
22 EH Bowley (Eng) 39y 37d 5 SAf Leeds 13 Jul 1929
23 EM Grace (Eng) 38y 283d 1 Aus The Oval 6 Sep 1880
24 CWL Parker (Eng) 38y 282d 1 Aus Manchester 23 Jul 1921
25 R Howorth (Eng) 38y 112d 5 SAf The Oval 16 Aug 1947
26 HM McGirr (NZ) 38y 101d 2 Eng Auckland 14 Feb 1930
27 JH King (Eng) 38y 59d 1 Aus Lord's 14 Jun 1909
28 RG Holland (Aus) 38y 35d 11 WI Brisbane 23 Nov 1984
29 H Smith (Eng) 38y 33d 1 WI Lord's 23 Jun 1928
30 CS Marriott (Eng) 37y 332d 1 WI The Oval 12 Aug 1933
31 KK Tarapore (Ind) 37y 329d 1 WI Delhi 10 Nov 1948
32 TPB Smith (Eng) 37y 291d 4 Ind The Oval 17 Aug 1946
33 EJ Gregory (Aus) 37y 290d 1 Eng Melbourne 15 Mar 1877
= NFD Thomson (Aus) 37y 290d 2 Eng Melbourne 15 Mar 1877
35 JD Lindsay (SAf) 37y 272d 3 Eng Nottingham 7 Jun 1947
36 CR Browne (WI) 37y 259d 4 Eng Lord's 23 Jun 1928
37 HHH Johnson (WI) 37y 254d 3 Eng Kingston 27 Mar 1948
38 FSG Calthorpe (Eng) 37y 229d 4 WI Bridgetown 11 Jan 1930
39 HSB Love (Aus) 37y 184d 1 Eng Brisbane 10 Feb 1933
40 RA Sinfield (Eng) 37y 168d 1 Aus Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
41 J Harry (Aus) 37y 163d 1 Eng Adelaide 11 Jan 1895
42 RK Oxenham (Aus) 37y 154d 7 Eng Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
43 JC Clay (Eng) 37y 152d 1 SAf The Oval 17 Aug 1935
44 DW Carr (Eng) 37y 145d 1 Aus The Oval 9 Aug 1909
45 SN Banerjee (Ind) 37y 124d 1 WI Mumbai BS 4 Feb 1949
46 AC Waller (Zim) 37y 84d 2 Eng Bulawayo 18 Dec 1996
47 WW Whysall (Eng) 37y 77d 4 Aus Adelaide 16 Jan 1925
48 BE McGain (Aus) 36y 359d 1 SAf Cape Town 19 Mar 2009
49 PN Kirsten (SAf) 36y 340d 12 WI Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
50 JH Childs (Eng) 36y 320d 2 WI Manchester 30 Jun 1988


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