Stats: Oldest players to score a century in Test cricket (UPDATED)

No doubt, Jack Hobbs was cricket’s most prolific batsman but he is also the oldest batsman who scored a century in Test cricket. Jack Hobbs who is also famous as “The Master” among cricket fans, has scored a hundred at the age of 46y 82d. Recently West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a century against Bangladesh during their two matches series in the Caribbean Islands. He achieved this feat when he was 40.28 years old and made him sixteenth oldie to get this unique record.

Here we present you a list of top 16 oldest players to have scored a century in Test cricket:

Oldest players to score a century in Test cricket

Player Age Runs Team Opposition Match Date
Jack Hobbs 46y 82d 142 England vs Australia 8 Mar 1929
EH Hendren 45y 151d 132 England vs Australia 6 Jul 1934
W Bardsley 43y 202d 193* Australia vs England 26 Jun 1926
AW Nourse 42y 291d 111 South Africa vs Australia 12 Nov 1921
FE Woolley 42y 61d 154 England vs South Africa 27 Jul 1929
Misbah-ul-Haq 42y 47d 114 Pakistan vs Engalnd 14 Jul 2016
EAB Rowan 42y 6d 236 South Africa vs England 26 Jul 1951
RB Simpson 41y 359d  100 Australia vs India  28 Jan 1978
WW Armstrong 41y 265d 123* Australia vs England  11 Feb 1921
TW Graveney 41y 263d 105 England vs Pakistan 6 Mar 1969
HW Taylor 41y 241d 117 South Africa vs England 1 Jan 1931
B Sutcliffe 41y 108d 151* New Zealand vs India 5 Mar 1965
G Boycott 41y 63d 105 England vs India 23 Dec 1981
GA Gooch 40y 314d 210 England vs New Zealand 2 Jun 1994
AD Nourse 40y 207d 208 South Africa vs England 7 Jun 1951
CH Lloyed 40y 84d 114 West Indies vs Australia 23 Nov 1984

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