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    Playing test cricket in their 40s

    A lot of players have done that it in the past. Any one has a list? Are their some who have done it in the recent past?

    The more interesting question -

    Will some one like Mcgrath or Warne do it? Or any one else you reckon. Walsh actually almost did and he bowled the best in the last portion of his career.

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    52y 165d W Rhodes England v West Indies Kingston 1929/30
    50y 327d H Ironmonger Australia v England Sydney 1932/33
    50y 320d WG Grace England v Australia Nottingham 1899
    50y 303d G Gunn England v West Indies Kingston 1929/30
    49y 139d J Southerton England v Australia Melbourne 1876/77
    47y 302d Miran Bux Pakistan v India Peshawar 1954/55
    47y 249d JB Hobbs England v Australia The Oval 1930
    47y 87d FE Woolley England v Australia The Oval 1934
    46y 309d DD Blackie Australia v England Adelaide 1928/29
    46y 202d H Strudwick England v Australia The Oval 1926
    46y 41d EH Hendren England v West Indies Kingston 1934/35
    45y 304d AJ Traicos Zimbabwe v India Delhi 1992/93
    45y 245d GOB Allen England v West Indies Kingston 1947/48
    45y 216d P Holmes England v India Lord's 1932
    45y 207d AW Nourse South Africa v England The Oval 1924
    45y 140d DB Close England v West Indies Manchester 1976
    44y 341d EG Wynyard England v South Africa Johannesburg 1905/06
    44y 317d JMM Commaille South Africa v England Cape Town 1927/28
    44y 238d R Abel England v Australia Manchester 1902
    44y 236d GA Headley West Indies v England Kingston 1953/54
    44y 105d Amir Elahi Pakistan v India Kolkata 1952/53
    44y 69d CV Grimmett Australia v South Africa Durban 1935/36
    43y 279d WR Hammond England v New Zealand Christchurch 1946/47
    43y 259d H Carter Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1921/22
    43y 255d W Bardsley Australia v England The Oval 1926
    43y 118d CP Carter South Africa v England The Oval 1924
    42y 344d JE Emburey England v West Indies Manchester 1995
    42y 301d HW Taylor South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 1931/32
    42y 295d WW Whysall England v Australia The Oval 1930
    42y 256d AFA Lilley England v Australia The Oval 1909
    42y 251d RW Taylor England v Pakistan Lahore 1983/84
    42y 247d N Betancourt West Indies v England Port of Spain 1929/30
    42y 224d C Kelleway Australia v England Brisbane (Exhib.) 1928/29
    42y 197d GA Faulkner South Africa v England Lord's 1924
    42y 196d FR Brown England v Australia Lord's 1953
    42y 175d WAS Oldfield Australia v England Melbourne 1936/37
    42y 130d SE Gregory Australia v England The Oval 1912
    42y 127d JWHT Douglas England v Australia Melbourne 1924/25
    42y 121d NE Haig England v West Indies Kingston 1929/30
    42y 103d H Elliott England v India Chennai 1933/34
    42y 89d RB Simpson Australia v West Indies Kingston 1977/78
    42y 86d WW Armstrong Australia v England The Oval 1921
    42y 78d DS de Silva Sri Lanka v England Lord's 1984
    42y 67d FJ Titmus England v Australia Adelaide 1974/75
    42y 51d MC Cowdrey England v Australia Melbourne 1974/75
    42y 42d WE Astill England v West Indies Kingston 1929/30
    42y 29d EAB Rowan South Africa v England The Oval 1951
    42y 21d SJ Snooke South Africa v England Durban 1922/23
    42y 1d TW Graveney England v West Indies Manchester 1969
    41y 341d ER Wilson England v Australia Sydney 1920/21
    41y 322d EE Hemmings England v Australia Sydney 1990/91
    41y 305d MH Mankad India v West Indies Delhi 1958/59
    41y 271d CP Mead England v Australia Brisbane (Exhib.) 1928/29
    41y 266d C Washbrook England v Australia The Oval 1956
    41y 247d JC Alabaster New Zealand v West Indies Port of Spain 1971/72
    41y 199d GA Gooch England v Australia Perth 1994/95
    41y 196d B Sutcliffe New Zealand v England Birmingham 1965
    41y 178d VY Richardson Australia v South Africa Durban 1935/36
    41y 134d S Haigh England v Australia Manchester 1912
    41y 129d LR Gibbs West Indies v Australia Melbourne 1975/76
    41y 95d AP Freeman England v South Africa The Oval 1929
    41y 95d L Amarnath India v Pakistan Kolkata 1952/53
    41y 80d R Illingworth England v West Indies Lord's 1973
    41y 77d G Boycott England v India Kolkata 1981/82
    41y 30d RJD Jamshedji India v England Mumbai 1933/34
    40y 362d A Wood England v West Indies The Oval 1939
    40y 351d G Geary England v Australia Lord's 1934
    40y 349d O Henry South Africa v India Cape Town 1992/93
    40y 348d CA Wiles West Indies v England Manchester 1933
    40y 317d BL D'Oliveira England v Australia The Oval 1972
    40y 305d SF Barnes England v South Africa Durban 1913/14
    40y 292d CK Nayudu India v England The Oval 1936
    40y 279d AD Nourse South Africa v England The Oval 1951
    40y 227d AA Mailey Australia v England The Oval 1926
    40y 223d JM Blackham Australia v England Sydney 1894/95
    40y 222d SP Kinneir England v Australia Sydney 1911/12
    40y 220d H Sutcliffe England v South Africa Lord's 1935
    40y 198d BE Congdon New Zealand v England Lord's 1978
    40y 192d T Emmett England v Australia Melbourne 1881/82
    40y 181d W Gunn England v Australia Nottingham 1899
    40y 153d AJ Stewart England v South Africa The Oval 2003
    40y 128d RK Oxenham Australia v South Africa Brisbane 1931/32
    40y 128d GWA Chubb South Africa v England The Oval 1951
    40y 124d CH Lloyd West Indies v Australia Sydney 1984/85
    40y 119d CB Fry England v Australia The Oval 1912
    40y 114d HW Lee England v South Africa Johannesburg 1930/31
    40y 100d WJ O'Reilly Australia v New Zealand Wellington 1945/46
    40y 98d DL Houghton Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 1997/98
    40y 94d HL Jackson England v Australia Leeds 1961
    40y 63d C Ramaswami India v England The Oval 1936
    40y 62d LB Fishlock England v Australia Sydney 1946/47
    40y 61d MW Tate England v South Africa Manchester 1935
    40y 60d B Mitchell South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1948/49
    40y 52d CG Macartney Australia v England The Oval 1926
    40y 47d G Challenor West Indies v England The Oval 1928
    40y 41d James Langridge England v India The Oval 1946
    40y 39d GE Tyldesley England v Australia Melbourne 1928/29
    40y 30d SJ Cook South Africa v Sri Lanka Moratuwa 1993
    40y 26d VM Merchant India v England Delhi 1951/52
    40y 12d HHH Johnson West Indies v England Nottingham 1950
    40y 6d JC White England v South Africa Durban 1930/31
    40y 0d CG Greenidge West Indies v Australia St John's 1990/91




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    Only Lloyd, Stewart and Greenidge in recent times, then.

    Hadlee must have gone very close.

    Anyway, I think Warne is definately capable of it... whether or not he will is anyone's guess, but I would say not.
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    I think Paddles was about 38-39 when he retired. At one stage, our bowling attack was Cairns, Hadlee and Chatfield, all over 35.


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    Thanks a heap Voltman.

    So no one since Houghton and that is 7-8 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Thanks a heap Voltman.

    So no one since Houghton and that is 7-8 years ago.
    If you choose to ignore:

    40y 153d AJ Stewart England v South Africa The Oval 2003
    Then, yes.

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    John Emburey played a test in 1995 wouldn't have said that was that long ago....
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    i reckon if warne beleived he could get 1000 wickets he'd try, but he'd probably have to play unto 40yrs..... knowing warne wouldnt he 'want to be the best....by a long shot' ?
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    I think Imran Khan played until he was 39ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Only Lloyd, Stewart and Greenidge in recent times, then.
    Have you had your eyes tested recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maison
    i reckon if warne beleived he could get 1000 wickets he'd try, but he'd probably have to play unto 40yrs..... knowing warne wouldnt he 'want to be the best....by a long shot' ?
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    A stalwart old-timer:

    In 1933 at the age of sixty, S. F. Barnes, the great English test bowler, captured the bowling title in the Lancashire League with 109 wickets as the Professional for Rawtenstall.

    By comparison, V. J. Hazare (India) won the League bowling title in 1949 with 105 wickets as professional for the same club.

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    Intersting Over-40 stats :


    - Jack Hobbs scored a 100 first class hundreds after he was forty !!

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