Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Outstanding Performances
Oldest Players Taking 5 Wickets in an Innings
(Only last 5 wicket haul for each player shown)

  Player Country Born Match Versus Ground Age at
Match Start
Haul
1 H Ironmonger Australia 07/04/1882 12/02/1932 South Africa Melbourne Cricket Ground 49 years 311 days 6/18
2 D D J Blackie Australia 05/04/1882 29/12/1928 England Melbourne Cricket Ground 46 years 268 days 6/94
3 A J Traicos Zimbabwe 17/05/1947 18/10/1992 India Harare Sports Club 45 years 154 days 5/86
4 C V Grimmett Australia 25/12/1891 28/02/1936 Australia Kingsmead 44 years 65 days 6/73
5 F E Woolley England 27/05/1887 24/01/1930 England Basin Reserve 42 years 242 days 7/76
6 E E Hemmings England 20/02/1949 05/07/1990 New Zealand Edgbaston 41 years 135 days 6/58
7 A P Freeman England 17/05/1888 27/07/1929 South Africa Old Trafford 41 years 71 days 5/100
8 L R Gibbs West Indies 29/09/1934 28/11/1975 West Indies Brisbane Cricket Ground 41 years 60 days 5/102
9 S F Barnes England 19/04/1873 14/02/1914 England Lord's (SAF) 40 years 301 days 7/88
10 A A Mailey Australia 03/01/1886 14/08/1926 Australia Kennington Oval 40 years 223 days 6/138
11 C P Carter South Africa 23/04/1881 12/11/1921 Australia Old Wanderers 40 years 203 days 6/91
12 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 19/03/1978 20/07/2018 South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 40 years 123 days 6/98
13 W J O'Reilly Australia 20/12/1905 29/03/1946 Australia Basin Reserve 40 years 99 days 5/14
14 G W A Chubb South Africa 12/04/1911 05/07/1951 South Africa Old Trafford 40 years 84 days 6/51
15 F R Brown England 16/12/1910 23/02/1951 England Melbourne Cricket Ground 40 years 69 days 5/49
16 J M Anderson* England 30/07/1982 01/07/2022 India Edgbaston 39 years 336 days 5/60
17 D S De Silva Sri Lanka 11/06/1942 14/03/1982 Sri Lanka Iqbal Stadium 39 years 276 days 5/59
18 F Laver Australia 07/12/1869 26/07/1909 Australia Old Trafford 39 years 231 days 8/31
19 R Peel England 12/02/1857 10/08/1896 Australia Kennington Oval 39 years 180 days 6/23
20 R Illingworth England 08/06/1932 19/08/1971 India Kennington Oval 39 years 72 days 5/70
21 R G Holland Australia 19/10/1946 22/11/1985 New Zealand Sydney Cricket Ground 39 years 34 days 6/106
22 R J Hadlee New Zealand 03/07/1951 05/07/1990 New Zealand Edgbaston 39 years 2 days 5/53
23 R Howorth England 26/04/1909 21/01/1948 England Kensington Oval 38 years 270 days 6/124
24 C A Walsh West Indies 30/10/1962 17/03/2001 South Africa Queen's Park Oval 38 years 138 days 6/61
25 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 17/04/1972 18/07/2010 India Galle International Stadium 38 years 92 days 5/63
26 W E Hollies England 05/06/1912 08/06/1950 West Indies Old Trafford 38 years 3 days 5/63
27 T J Murtagh Ireland 02/08/1981 24/07/2019 Ireland Lord's 37 years 356 days 5/13
28 J C White England 19/02/1891 01/02/1929 England Adelaide Oval 37 years 348 days 8/126
29 B E Congdon New Zealand 11/02/1938 24/01/1976 India Eden Park 37 years 347 days 5/65
30 L N Constantine West Indies 21/09/1901 19/08/1939 West Indies Kennington Oval 37 years 332 days 5/75
31 C S Marriott England 14/09/1895 12/08/1933 West Indies Kennington Oval 37 years 332 days 6/59
32 M H Mankad India 12/04/1917 13/02/1955 India Peshawar Club Ground 37 years 307 days 5/64
33 G H Hirst England 07/09/1871 27/05/1909 Australia Edgbaston 37 years 262 days 5/58
34 H H H Johnson West Indies 13/07/1910 27/03/1948 England Sabina Park 37 years 258 days 5/55
35 O C Scott West Indies 14/08/1892 03/04/1930 England Sabina Park 37 years 232 days 5/266
36 Mohammed Nazir Pakistan 08/03/1946 05/10/1983 Pakistan Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground 37 years 211 days 5/72
37 D W Carr England 17/03/1872 09/08/1909 Australia Kennington Oval 37 years 145 days 5/146
38 I W Johnson Australia 08/12/1917 26/04/1955 Australia Bourda 37 years 139 days 7/44
39 T Emmett England 03/09/1841 02/01/1879 England Melbourne Cricket Ground 37 years 121 days 7/68
40 S K Warne Australia 13/09/1969 26/12/2006 England Melbourne Cricket Ground 37 years 104 days 5/39
41 J Cowie New Zealand 30/03/1912 11/06/1949 New Zealand Headingley 37 years 73 days 5/127
42 A Kumble India 17/10/1970 26/12/2007 India Melbourne Cricket Ground 37 years 70 days 5/84
43 E S M Kentish West Indies 21/11/1916 15/01/1954 England Sabina Park 37 years 55 days 5/49
44 C S Martin New Zealand 10/12/1974 26/01/2012 Zimbabwe McLean Park 37 years 47 days 6/26
45 T B Burtt New Zealand 22/01/1915 08/02/1952 West Indies AMI Stadium 37 years 17 days 5/69
46 J Trim West Indies 25/01/1915 31/12/1951 West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground 36 years 340 days 5/34
47 J C Laker England 09/02/1922 09/01/1959 England Sydney Cricket Ground 36 years 334 days 5/107
48 C R Miller Australia 06/02/1964 15/12/2000 West Indies Adelaide Oval 36 years 313 days 5/32
49 H Trumble Australia 12/05/1867 05/03/1904 England Melbourne Cricket Ground 36 years 298 days 7/28
50 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 14/10/1977 06/08/2014 Pakistan Galle International Stadium 36 years 296 days 5/166
51 T W J Goddard England 01/10/1900 24/07/1937 New Zealand Old Trafford 36 years 296 days 6/29

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