Oldest Player to Appear in a Test
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 W Rhodes (Eng) 52y 156d 58 WI Kingston 3 Apr 1930
2 H Ironmonger (Aus) 50y 322d 14 Eng Sydney 23 Feb 1933
3 WG Grace (Eng) 50y 318d 22 Aus Nottingham 1 Jun 1899
4 G Gunn (Eng) 50y 294d 15 WI Kingston 3 Apr 1930
5 J Southerton (Eng) 49y 135d 2 Aus Melbourne 31 Mar 1877
6 Miran Bakhsh (Pak) 47y 299d 2 Ind Peshawar CG 13 Feb 1955
7 JB Hobbs (Eng) 47y 243d 61 Aus The Oval 16 Aug 1930
8 FE Woolley (Eng) 47y 83d 64 Aus The Oval 18 Aug 1934
9 DD Blackie (Aus) 46y 302d 3 Eng Adelaide 1 Feb 1929
10 H Strudwick (Eng) 46y 198d 28 Aus The Oval 14 Aug 1926
11 EH Hendren (Eng) 46y 37d 51 WI Kingston 14 Mar 1935
12 AJ Traicos (Zim) 45y 300d 7 Ind Delhi 13 Mar 1993
13 GOB Allen (Eng) 45y 240d 25 WI Kingston 27 Mar 1948
14 P Holmes (Eng) 45y 213d 7 Ind Lord's 25 Jun 1932
15 AW Nourse (SAf) 45y 204d 45 Eng The Oval 16 Aug 1924
16 DB Close (Eng) 45y 135d 22 WI Manchester 8 Jul 1976
17 EG Wynyard (Eng) 44y 339d 3 SAf Johannesburg OW 6 Mar 1906
18 JMM Commaille (SAf) 44y 313d 12 Eng Cape Town 31 Dec 1927
19 R Abel (Eng) 44y 236d 13 Aus Manchester 24 Jul 1902
20 GA Headley (WI) 44y 230d 22 Eng Kingston 15 Jan 1954
21 Amir Elahi (Pak) 44y 102d 6 Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1952
22 CV Grimmett (Aus) 44y 65d 37 SAf Durban 28 Feb 1936
23 WR Hammond (Eng) 43y 275d 85 NZ Christchurch LP 21 Mar 1947
24 H Carter (Aus) 43y 256d 28 SAf Cape Town 26 Nov 1921
25 W Bardsley (Aus) 43y 251d 41 Eng The Oval 14 Aug 1926
26 CP Carter (SAf) 43y 115d 10 Eng The Oval 16 Aug 1924
27 Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 42y 347d 75 WI Roseau 10 May 2017
28 JE Emburey (Eng) 42y 341d 64 WI Manchester 27 Jul 1995
29 HW Taylor (SAf) 42y 298d 42 NZ Christchurch LP 27 Feb 1932
30 WW Whysall (Eng) 42y 289d 4 Aus The Oval 16 Aug 1930
31 AFA Lilley (Eng) 42y 254d 35 Aus The Oval 9 Aug 1909
32 RW Taylor (Eng) 42y 246d 57 Pak Lahore 19 Mar 1984
33 N Betancourt (WI) 42y 242d 1 Eng Port-of-Spain 1 Feb 1930
34 C Kelleway (Aus) 42y 219d 26 Eng Brisbane EG 30 Nov 1928
35 GA Faulkner (SAf) 42y 194d 25 Eng Lord's 28 Jun 1924
36 FR Brown (Eng) 42y 191d 22 Aus Lord's 25 Jun 1953
37 WAS Oldfield (Aus) 42y 170d 54 Eng Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
38 SE Gregory (Aus) 42y 127d 58 Eng The Oval 19 Aug 1912
39 JWHT Douglas (Eng) 42y 120d 23 Aus Melbourne 1 Jan 1925
40 NE Haig (Eng) 42y 112d 5 WI Kingston 3 Apr 1930
41 H Elliott (Eng) 42y 100d 4 Ind Chennai 10 Feb 1934
42 RB Simpson (Aus) 42y 84d 62 WI Kingston 28 Apr 1978
43 WW Armstrong (Aus) 42y 83d 50 Eng The Oval 13 Aug 1921
44 DS de Silva (SL) 42y 73d 12 Eng Lord's 23 Aug 1984
45 FJ Titmus (Eng) 42y 62d 53 Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1975
46 MC Cowdrey (Eng) 42y 46d 114 Aus Melbourne 8 Feb 1975
47 WE Astill (Eng) 42y 33d 9 WI Kingston 3 Apr 1930
48 EAB Rowan (SAf) 42y 27d 26 Eng The Oval 16 Aug 1951
49 SJ Snooke (SAf) 42y 15d 26 Eng Durban 16 Feb 1923
50 TW Graveney (Eng) 41y 361d 79 WI Manchester 12 Jun 1969


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