First-Class Oldest Players

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(Age on final day of their last First-Class match)

The exact dates of birth of some cricketers have not been, or cannot be, verified. The details in the following list are based on the best information currently available, but - especially, though certainly not exclusively, in the cases of cricketers from the 18th and earlier 19th centuries, and those from Pakistan and Bangladesh - they should be treated with appropriate caution. Where only a year of birth is known, the stated age is based on an assumed birthdate of 1 January, or (where known) the date of the player's christening.

Years Days
72194Raja Maharaj SinghBombay Governor's XI v Commonwealth XIBrabourne Stadium, Bombay1950/51
684CK NayuduMaharashtra Governor's XI v Maharashtra Chief Minister's XIVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur1963/64
67169B AislabieMarylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge UniversityLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1841
63284J ShermanManchester v SheffieldHyde Park Ground, Sheffield1852
62142C WarrenSussex v Hampshire and SurreyBramshill Park, Bramshill1826
61343J ChallenSussex v SurreyPetworth Park New Ground, Petworth1849
61198T VigneLord Strathavon's XI v Sir St Vincent Cotton's XILord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1832
61106J SmallHampshire v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1798
6144FW LillywhiteSussex v EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1853
60291CJ VelsOrange Free State v NatalRamblers Cricket Club Ground, Bloemfontein1927/28
60286CS LloydMarylebone Cricket Club v Oxford UniversityMagdalen Ground, Oxford1850
60225W BedsterMarylebone Cricket Club v OldfieldLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1794
60173AWL HemmingCombined Jamaica and United Services XI v RA Bennett's XISabina Park, Kingston1901/02
60151Lord HarrisKent v IndiansPrivate Banks Sports Ground, Catford1911
59279WG GraceGentlemen of England v SurreyKennington Oval, Kennington1908
59275T LordEpsom v MiddlesexLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1815
59186AE Green-PriceHK Foster's XI v WorcestershireCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester1919
59168AN HornbyEngland XI v West IndiansWhitegate Park, Blackpool1906
58261E SmithHDG Leveson-Gower's XI v Oxford UniversityThe Saffrons, Eastbourne1928
58138JW SmytheMarylebone Cricket Club v KentLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1885
58109WP BeechamSussex v Marylebone Cricket ClubEast Sussex Cricket Ground, St Leonards-on-Sea1857
5856HDG Leveson-GowerHDG Leveson-Gower's XI v Cambridge UniversityThe Saffrons, Eastbourne1931
5815W WardHampshire v PetworthDay's (Antelope) Ground, Southampton1845
586GH HirstYorkshire v Marylebone Cricket ClubNorth Marine Road, Scarborough1929
57351A MaingotTrinidad v BarbadosKensington Oval, Bridgetown1919/20
57196J MarshallTasmania v VictoriaLaunceston Cricket Club Ground, Launceston1853/54
57174AWF SomersetMarylebone Cricket Club v British GuianaBourda, Georgetown1912/13
57126GJV WeigallLH Tennyson's XI v JamaicaMelbourne Park, Kingston1927/28
57125SF BarnesWales v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1930
5791RH MossWorcestershire v GloucestershireCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester1925
5752AW NourseWestern Province v AustraliansNewlands, Cape Town1935/36
5730J EarlManchester v YorkshireMoss Lane, Manchester1845
575DH RobinsDH Robins' XI v IndiansThe Saffrons, Eastbourne1971
56268J AylwardEngland v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1797
56237W ClarkeNottinghamshire v EnglandTrent Bridge, Nottingham1855
56170SB MorleyPlayers of United States of America v Gentlemen of PhiladelphiaGermantown Cricket Club Ground, Nicetown, Philadelphia1886
56143WG QuaifeWarwickshire v DerbyshireEdgbaston, Birmingham1928
56136LM Balfour-MelvilleScotland v IrelandCollege Park, Dublin1910
5690JT HearneMiddlesex v ScotlandRaeburn Place, Edinburgh1923
5647RES WyattFree Foresters v Oxford UniversityThe University Parks, Oxford1957
5639J BayleyMarylebone Cricket Club v SussexLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1850
5624CE de TraffordLeicestershire v SussexBath Grounds, Ashby-de-la-Zouch1920
5618FA TarrantEuropeans v HindusGymkhana Ground, Bombay1936/37
5615CB CumberlandVictoria v New South WalesThe Domain, Sydney1856/57
55345JR GunnSir J Cahn's XI v South AmericansWest Park, West Bridgford1932
55311H DorningArgentina v Sir J Cahn's XIBelgrano Athletic Club Ground, Buenos Aires1929/30
55300R DaftNottinghamshire v MiddlesexTrent Bridge, Nottingham1891
55294PF WarnerMarylebone Cricket Club v Royal NavyGarrison 1 Cricket Ground, Chatham1929
55276H ElliottDerbyshire v WarwickshireCounty Ground, Derby1947
55262RB ButtsBritish Guiana v BarbadosBourda, Georgetown1910/11
55238DB DeodharMaharashtra Past and Present v Rest of IndiaDeccan Gymkhana Ground, Poona1947/48
55190J WellsSurrey v EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1815
55190DB CloseDB Close's XI v New ZealandersNorth Marine Road, Scarborough1986
55169W BeldhamPlayers v GentlemenLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1821
5553G BrownSussex v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1838
54319A ShawNottinghamshire v Gentlemen of PhiladelphiaTrent Bridge, Nottingham1897
54280G GilesEnglish Residents v American BornGermantown Cricket Club Ground, Nicetown, Philadelphia1880
54270AEA HarraginTrinidad v British GuianaKensington Oval, Bridgetown1931/32
54247E StevensEngland v HampshireThe Vine, Sevenoaks1789
54226EM GraceGloucestershire v WarwickshireAshley Down Ground, Bristol1896
54219JW LadbrokeSussex v Hampshire and SurreyBramshill Park, Bramshill1826
54213W GreenstockWorcestershire v HK Foster's XICounty Ground, New Road, Worcester1919
54203GR CoxSussex v HampshireCricket Field Road, Horsham1928
54193FW KennawayPunjab Governor's XI v MuslimsLawrence Gardens, Lahore1928/29
54189R RobinsonPlayers v GentlemenLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1819
54178J TannerMarylebone Cricket Club v MiddlesexLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1826
54134J ShuterSurrey v Oxford UniversityPark Lane, Reigate1909
54134GY LagdenMarylebone Cricket Club v South Africa ArmyThara Tswane, Pretoria1905/06
54113JH KingLeicestershire v YorkshireAylestone Road, Leicester1925
5470T OnslowMarylebone Cricket Club v MiddlesexLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1808
5459J MercerNorthamptonshire v HampshireCounty Ground, Southampton1947
5454FH Hervey-BathurstHampshire v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1861
5420RJH LambertIreland v Marylebone Cricket ClubCollege Park, Dublin1928
53244H IronmongerAustralians v IndiaGymkhana Ground, Bombay1935/36
53196CD McIverMarylebone Cricket Club v IrelandCollege Park, Dublin1934
53169BA BarnettCommonwealth XI v England XICentral Recreation Ground, Hastings1961
53140H MorleySussex v KentOld County Ground, Town Malling1838
5364E RobsonSomerset v WarwickshireEdgbaston, Birmingham1923
5326KM MistryParsees v MuslimsGymkhana Ground, Bombay1927/28
5322G GunnNottinghamshire v IndiansTrent Bridge, Nottingham1932
52338HC LowtherMarylebone Cricket Club v Oxford UniversityLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1843
52324G MooreNew South Wales v VictoriaAlbert Cricket Ground, Sydney1872/73
52318W RhodesHDG Leveson-Gower's XI v AustraliansNorth Marine Road, Scarborough1930
52317J CahnSir J Cahn's XI v LancashireWest Park, West Bridgford1935
52306CWL ParkerGloucestershire v MiddlesexCollege Ground, Cheltenham1935
52304FH GillinghamMarylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge UniversityLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1928
52263T MorrisPlayers of United States of America v Gentlemen of PhiladelphiaBelmont Cricket Club Ground, Philadelphia1893
52241TC O'BrienLG Robinson's XI v Oxford UniversityOld Buckenham Hall, Attleborough1914
52237EGF FrenchMarylebone Cricket Club v IrelandObservatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin1936
52232JT RawlinMarylebone Cricket Club v Oxford UniversityLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1909
52228W FennexMiddlesex v Marylebone Cricket ClubLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1816
52211DS de SilvaBloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Moors Sports ClubBloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo1994/95
52189C BoxshallCanterbury v WellingtonBasin Reserve, Wellington1914/15
52188A MynnKent v MiddlesexSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury1859
52187J NyrenLord F Beauclerk's XI v W Ward's XILord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1817
52187HB BethuneHampshire v LancashireCounty Ground, Southampton1897
52148CP JohnstoneEuropeans v IndiansMadras Cricket Club Ground, Chepauk, Madras1947/48
52116FT WelmanSomerset v South AfricansCounty Ground, Taunton1901
52104L AmarnathMaharashtra Governor's XI v Maharashtra Chief Minister's XIClub of Maharashtra, Poona1963/64
52101PA PerrinEssex v SussexCounty Ground, Leyton1928
5298RWV RobinsMarylebone Cricket Club v IrelandCollege Park, Dublin1958
5272F ThomasEngland v IndiaGymkhana Ground, Bombay1918/19
5266MMF LuckieWellington v Hawke's BayNelson Park, Napier1919/20
5265Lord F BeauclerkThe Bs v EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1825
5264R NyrenHampshire v KentThe Vine, Sevenoaks1786
521JP SpringOtago v AucklandLancaster Park, Christchurch1884/85
51345RS SwalwellMarylebone Cricket Club v WalesLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1925
51337TWJ GoddardGloucestershire v NorthamptonshireWagon Works Ground, Gloucester1952
51324VS HazareIndian Board President's XI v West IndiansVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur1966/67
51323AE NewtonSomerset v DerbyshireCounty Ground, Taunton1914
51319GOB AllenFree Foresters v Cambridge UniversityFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge1954
51294HK FosterWorcestershire v MiddlesexCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester1925
51287J SouthertonSurrey v GloucestershireCirencester Park, Cirencester1879
51281CP WoodsWales v Minor CountiesPenrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay1930
51265JB HobbsPlayers v GentlemenCheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone1934
51263Earl of WinchilseaMarylebone Cricket Club v EnglandLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1804
51255Miran BakhshRawalpindi v PeshawarPindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi1958/59
51245AP WickhamSomerset v WarwickshireRecreation Ground, Bath1907
51231DD BlackieWM Woodfull's XI v VY Richardson's XIMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1933/34
51222W HarringtonIreland v ScotlandObservatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin1921
51216RJ ReadCanterbury v AucklandEden Park, Auckland1937/38
51203CJ LytteltonNew Zealand Governor-General's XI v Marylebone Cricket ClubEden Park, Auckland1960/61
51201JC HartleyMarylebone Cricket Club v WalesLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1926
51194Lord HawkeMarylebone Cricket Club v ArgentinaBuenos Aires Cricket Club Ground, Buenos Aires1911/12
51167WE AstillLeicestershire v HampshireCounty Ground, Southampton1939
51164JC ClayGlamorgan v YorkshireRodney Parade, Newport1949
51139D BuchananGentlemen of England v Oxford UniversityThe University Parks, Oxford1881
51135Earl of AboyneMarylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge UniversityParker's Piece, Cambridge1843
51105FE WoolleyEngland Past and Present v Sir PF Warner's XICheriton Road Sports Ground, Folkestone1938
5197R IllingworthYorkshire v EssexCounty Ground, Chelmsford1983
5190J SparksSurrey v EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1829
5189EG WynyardMarylebone Cricket Club v Oxford UniversityLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood1912
5187CG WilsonWellington v Hawke's BayNelson Park, Napier1919/20
5164FL SprottEuropeans v HindusGymkhana Ground, Bombay1914/15
5163W BrownTasmania v VictoriaLower Domain Ground, Hobart1857/58
5149HA CarpenterEssex v SomersetClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare1920
5142Azim KhanRajputana v Southern PunjabMayo College Ground, Ajmer1939/40
5133Saleh MohammadPunjab Governor's XI v MuslimsLawrence Gardens, Lahore1929/30
5132AC MacLarenMarylebone Cricket Club v New ZealandBasin Reserve, Wellington1922/23
5110NVH RichesGlamorgan v WorcestershireCardiff Arms Park, Cardiff1934
519I KhanTransvaal v NatalLenasia Stadium, Johannesburg1990/91
50362EG WenmanKent v EnglandSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury1854
50339S NayyarHimachal Pradesh v Jammu and KashmirSher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar1985/86
50321FC LadbrokeMarylebone Cricket Club v GodalmingThe Burys, Godalming1822
50314J GilbertLord Sheffield's XI v A Shaw's XISheffield Park, Uckfield1881
50301WA HumphreysHampshire v LeicestershireCounty Ground, Southampton1900
50286S AlpeWellington v AucklandBasin Reserve, Wellington1884/85
50284ES WilsonOtago v WellingtonBasin Reserve, Wellington1927/28
50280G LouchMarylebone Cricket Club v EnglandLord's Old Ground, Marylebone1797
50280H SutcliffeYorkshire v Royal Air ForceNorth Marine Road, Scarborough1945
50269TDB HayNew Zealanders v Royal NavyUnited Services Ground, Portsmouth1927
50248J DennisNottingham v SheffieldThe Forest New Ground, Nottingham1829
50218JG GreigHampshire v SomersetRecreation Ground, Bath1922
50184TW ReeseCanterbury v OtagoCarisbrook, Dunedin1917/18
50180HBG AustinBarbados Born v The RestKensington Oval, Bridgetown1927/28
50178AP LucasEssex v South AfricansCounty Ground, Leyton1907
50161W BestwickDerbyshire v WarwickshireCounty Ground, Derby1925
50160G LeeGentlemen of Marylebone Cricket Club v Gentlemen of KentSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury1860
50158FR BrownFree Foresters v Cambridge UniversityFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge1961
50151F PilchKent v EnglandSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury1854
50132TM AdamsKent v SussexHigher Common Ground, Tunbridge Wells1858
50129CP McGaheyEssex v HampshireCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester1921
50127Ahmed RazaPunjab Governor's XI v Punjab University, LahoreBagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore1960/61
50103H CreberGlamorgan v LeicestershireAylestone Road, Leicester1922
50100AA QureshiNorthern India v Southern PunjabBaradari Ground, Patiala1945/46
5097T CravenMiddlesex v SurreyKennington Oval, Kennington1851
5070PT MillsGloucestershire v WorcestershireCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester1929
5065S CoeLeicestershire v NorthamptonshireAylestone Road, Leicester1923
5031H MyersTasmania v Marylebone Cricket ClubTasmania Cricket Association Ground, Hobart1924/25
5027A WoodEngland XI v GlamorganCardiff Arms Park, Cardiff1948
5027JM SimsMarylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge UniversityFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge1953
509DE DaviesGlamorgan v NorthamptonshireTown Ground, Peterborough1954
502AJL HillHampshire v GloucestershireCounty Ground, Southampton1921

The list shows occurrences of players aged 50 years or more