Oldest players to score a century in Test
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 known 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
|Jack Hobbs||46y 82d||142||England||v Australia||8 Mar 1929|
|EH Hendren||45y 151d||132||England||v Australia||6 Jul 1934|
|W Bardsley||43y 202d||193*||Australia||v England||26 Jun 1926|
|AW Nourse||42y 291d||111||South Africa||v Australia||12 Nov 1921|
|FE Woolley||42y 61d||154||England||v South Africa||27 Jul 1929|
|EAB Rowan||42y 6d||236||South Africa||v England||26 Jul 1951|
|RB Simpson||41y 359d||100||Australia||v India||28 Jan 1978|
|WW Armstrong||41y 265d||123*||Australia||v England||11 Feb 1921|
|TW Graveney||41y 263d||105||England||v Pakistan||6 Mar 1969|
|HW Taylor||41y 241d||117||South Africa||v England||1 Jan 1931|
|B Sutcliffe||41y 108d||151*||New Zealand||v India||5 Mar 1965|
|G Boycott||41y 63d||105||England||v India||23 Dec 1981|
|GA Gooch||40y 314d||210||England||v New Zealand||2 Jun 1994|
|AD Nourse||40y 207d||208||South Africa||v England||7 Jun 1951|
|CH Lloyed||40y 84d||114||West Indies||v Australia||23 Nov 1984|
|S Chanderpaul||40y 28d||101*||West Indies||v Bangladesh||13 Sep 2014|
Note: Stats updated till October 24, 2014
These were the Oldest players to score a century in Test.