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Longest gaps between matches after the age of 35

Travis Basevi

August 10, 2011

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Longest gap between Tests when aged 35 and over
Player Mat End Age Scorecard Next Age Scorecard Diff
EG Wynyard (Eng) 1 12 Aug 1896 35y 133d Test 52 2 Jan 1906 44y 276d Test 88 9y 143d
DB Close (Eng) 19 28 Aug 1967 36y 185d Test 623 3 Jun 1976 45y 100d Test 777 8y 280d
AW Nourse (SA) 32 3 Mar 1914 35y 37d Test 134 5 Nov 1921 42y 284d Test 145 7y 247d
WR Hammond (Eng) 77 22 Aug 1939 36y 64d Test 274 22 Jun 1946 43y 3d Test 276 6y 304d
FJ Titmus (Eng) 49 14 Feb 1968 35y 82d Test 629 13 Dec 1974 42y 19d Test 748 6y 302d
W Rhodes (Eng) 47 3 Mar 1914 36y 125d Test 134 17 Dec 1920 43y 49d Test 135 6y 289d
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 34 18 Mar 1959 35y 121d Test 472 27 Feb 1965 41y 102d Test 579 5y 346d
R Abel (Eng) 11 12 Aug 1896 38y 256d Test 52 3 Jul 1902 44y 215d Test 72 5y 325d
CP Mead (Eng) 16 22 Feb 1923 35y 350d Test 152 30 Nov 1928 41y 266d Test 176 5y 282d
WW Whysall (Eng) 3 4 Mar 1925 37y 124d Test 162 16 Aug 1930 42y 289d Test 198 5y 165d
H Elliott (Eng) 2 24 Jul 1928 36y 265d Test 174 15 Dec 1933 42y 43d Test 230 5y 144d
C Washbrook (Eng) 34 21 Mar 1951 36y 105d Test 332 12 Jul 1956 41y 219d Test 427 5y 113d
W Rhodes (Eng) 53 30 May 1921 43y 213d Test 140 14 Aug 1926 48y 289d Test 167 5y 76d
GA Headley (WI) 21 14 Nov 1948 39y 168d Test 304 15 Jan 1954 44y 230d Test 380 5y 62d
Amir Elahi (India) 1 18 Dec 1947 39y 108d Test 291 16 Oct 1952 44y 45d Test 355 4y 303d
CG Macartney (Aus) 30 29 Nov 1921 35y 155d Test 147 12 Jun 1926 39y 350d Test 163 4y 195d
P Holmes (Eng) 6 8 Feb 1928 41y 75d Test 172 25 Jun 1932 45y 213d Test 219 4y 138d
JC Alabaster (NZ) 19 12 Mar 1968 37y 245d Test 634 16 Feb 1972 41y 220d Test 693 3y 341d
G Geary (Eng) 12 15 Jul 1930 37y 6d Test 196 8 Jun 1934 40y 334d Test 233 3y 328d
FJ Laver (Aus) 11 16 Aug 1905 35y 252d Test 87 14 Jun 1909 39y 189d Test 102 3y 302d
C Kelleway (Aus) 25 4 Mar 1925 38y 313d Test 162 30 Nov 1928 42y 219d Test 176 3y 271d
JE Emburey (Eng) 60 1 Aug 1989 36y 346d Test 1124 19 Feb 1993 40y 183d Test 1214 3y 202d
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 109 8 Jun 1971 38y 166d Test 687 13 Dec 1974 41y 354d Test 748 3y 188d
W Rhodes (Eng) 54 18 Aug 1926 48y 293d Test 167 11 Jan 1930 52y 74d Test 187 3y 146d
JMM Commaille (SA) 10 19 Aug 1924 41y 180d Test 157 24 Dec 1927 44y 306d Test 168 3y 127d
HW Taylor (SA) 24 19 Aug 1924 35y 106d Test 157 24 Dec 1927 38y 233d Test 168 3y 127d
TW Graveney (Eng) 55 20 Feb 1963 35y 249d Test 539 16 Jun 1966 39y 0d Test 606 3y 116d
EH Hendren (Eng) 43 25 Feb 1931 42y 20d Test 207 8 Jun 1934 45y 123d Test 233 3y 103d
S Haigh (Eng) 9 2 Apr 1906 35y 14d Test 92 14 Jun 1909 38y 87d Test 102 3y 73d
H Strudwick (Eng) 17 14 Jun 1921 41y 137d Test 141 16 Aug 1924 44y 201d Test 157 3y 63d

Longest gap between Tests when under the age of 20
Player Mat End Age Scorecard Next Age Scorecard Diff
MP Donnelly (NZ) 3 17 Aug 1937 19y 304d Test 262 11 Jun 1949 31y 237d Test 314 11y 298d
GE Gomez (WI) 2 22 Aug 1939 19y 316d Test 274 21 Jan 1948 28y 103d Test 293 8y 152d
JB Stollmeyer (WI) 3 22 Aug 1939 18y 164d Test 274 21 Jan 1948 26y 316d Test 293 8y 152d
MR Bynoe (WI) 1 31 Mar 1959 18y 36d Test 473 13 Dec 1966 25y 293d Test 610 7y 257d
HMCM Bandara (SL) 1 31 May 1998 18y 151d Test 1415 2 Dec 2005 25y 336d Test 1775 7y 185d
GE Vivian (NZ) 1 8 Mar 1965 19y 8d Test 581 9 Mar 1972 26y 10d Test 694 7y 1d
E Chigumbura (Zim) 6 13 Mar 2005 18y 364d Test 1740 4 Aug 2011 25y 143d Test 2002 6y 144d
M Amarnath (India) 1 28 Dec 1969 19y 95d Test 669 24 Jan 1976 25y 122d Test 769 6y 27d
VL Mehra (India) 2 21 Dec 1955 17y 284d Test 418 30 Dec 1961 23y 293d Test 518 6y 9d
CB Mpofu (Zim) 6 17 Aug 2005 19y 263d Test 1761 4 Aug 2011 25y 250d Test 2002 5y 352d
BRM Taylor (Zim) 10 22 Sep 2005 19y 228d Test 1767 4 Aug 2011 25y 179d Test 2002 5y 316d
Mohammad Sharif (Ban) 8 18 Jan 2002 18y 37d Test 1586 25 May 2007 23y 164d Test 1833 5y 127d
Aftab Baloch (Pak) 1 11 Nov 1969 16y 224d Test 665 15 Feb 1975 21y 320d Test 756 5y 96d
Shadab Kabir (Pak) 3 21 Oct 1996 18y 344d Test 1336 9 Jan 2002 24y 58d Test 1584 5y 80d
Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) 14 20 Aug 1962 18y 271d Test 534 27 Jul 1967 23y 247d Test 621 4y 341d
DB Close (Eng) 2 27 Dec 1950 19y 306d Test 328 13 Aug 1955 24y 170d Test 412 4y 229d
WR Playle (NZ) 5 26 Aug 1958 19y 268d Test 458 23 Feb 1963 24y 84d Test 540 4y 181d
GR Hazlitt (Aus) 2 7 Jan 1908 19y 125d Test 97 23 Feb 1912 23y 172d Test 120 4y 47d
Salahuddin (Pak) 3 14 Apr 1965 18y 59d Test 587 28 Feb 1969 22y 14d Test 649 3y 320d
JED Sealy (WI) 4 4 Mar 1931 18y 174d Test 208 8 Jan 1935 22y 119d Test 238 3y 310d
Hasan Raza (Pak) 2 14 Dec 1998 16y 278d Test 1432 19 Oct 2002 20y 222d Test 1620 3y 309d
PA Patel (India) 19 29 Oct 2004 19y 234d Test 1718 8 Aug 2008 23y 152d Test 1886 3y 284d
WA Shalders (SA) 1 4 Apr 1899 19y 51d Test 59 11 Oct 1902 22y 241d Test 75 3y 190d
ID Craig (Aus) 1 12 Feb 1953 17y 245d Test 365 26 Jul 1956 21y 44d Test 428 3y 165d
Imran Khan (Pak) 1 8 Jun 1971 18y 195d Test 687 25 Jul 1974 21y 242d Test 742 3y 47d
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1 4 Mar 1896 19y 160d Test 48 14 Feb 1899 22y 141d Test 58 2y 347d
GH Shepstone (SA) 1 4 Mar 1896 19y 330d Test 48 14 Feb 1899 22y 311d Test 58 2y 347d
JH Sinclair (SA) 3 23 Mar 1896 19y 159d Test 49 14 Feb 1899 22y 121d Test 58 2y 328d
Tushar Imran (Ban) 3 27 Oct 2002 18y 311d Test 1621 12 Sep 2005 21y 266d Test 1764 2y 320d
XM Marshall (WI) 2 25 Jul 2005 19y 120d Test 1757 30 May 2008 22y 64d Test 1877 2y 310d

Longest gap between ODIs when aged 35 and over
Player Mat End Age Scorecard Next Age Scorecard Diff
CB Lambert (WI) 11 1 Nov 1998 36y 264d ODI 1364 10 Sep 2004 42y 213d ODI 2169 5y 314d
AJ Traicos (Zim) 12 30 Oct 1987 40y 166d ODI 471 23 Feb 1992 44y 282d ODI 716 4y 116d
AJ Traicos (Zim) 6 20 Jun 1983 36y 34d ODI 220 10 Oct 1987 40y 146d ODI 454 4y 112d
B Wood (Eng) 11 26 May 1978 35y 151d ODI 51 2 Jun 1982 39y 158d ODI 152 4y 7d
AY Karim (Kenya) 30 30 May 1999 35y 166d ODI 1469 12 Feb 2003 39y 59d ODI 1947 3y 258d
JE Emburey (Eng) 58 29 May 1989 36y 282d ODI 568 18 Jan 1993 40y 151d ODI 794 3y 234d
TBM de Leede (Neth) 13 3 Mar 2003 35y 37d ODI 1978 4 Jul 2006 38y 160d ODI 2390 3y 123d
DR Chumney (Can) 5 27 Feb 2003 35y 50d ODI 1971 16 May 2006 38y 128d ODI 2374 3y 78d
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 102 13 Nov 1990 35y 59d ODI 641 1 Nov 1993 38y 47d ODI 842 2y 353d
MP Jarvis (Zim) 10 18 Mar 1992 36y 103d ODI 748 22 Feb 1995 39y 78d ODI 980 2y 341d
DS de Silva (SL) 5 18 Jun 1979 37y 7d ODI 68 13 Feb 1982 39y 247d ODI 145 2y 240d
RW Taylor (Eng) 16 23 Jun 1979 37y 341d ODI 74 27 Jan 1982 40y 194d ODI 143 2y 218d
R Illingworth (Eng) 1 5 Jan 1971 38y 211d ODI 1 18 Jul 1973 41y 40d ODI 6 2y 194d
BE Congdon (NZ) 9 22 Feb 1976 38y 11d ODI 36 15 Jul 1978 40y 154d ODI 52 2y 143d
Javed Miandad (Pak) 228 27 Dec 1993 36y 198d ODI 869 24 Feb 1996 38y 257d ODI 1059 2y 59d
JM Davison (Can) 25 22 Mar 2007 36y 317d ODI 2548 6 Apr 2009 38y 332d ODI 2836 2y 15d
EE Hemmings (Eng) 13 20 Nov 1987 38y 273d ODI 479 15 Oct 1989 40y 237d ODI 571 1y 329d
JM Davison (Can) 27 8 Apr 2009 38y 334d ODI 2838 20 Feb 2011 40y 287d ODI 3102 1y 318d
M Amarnath (India) 60 9 Feb 1986 35y 138d ODI 363 23 Dec 1987 37y 90d ODI 482 1y 317d
S Elworthy (SA) 35 31 Mar 2000 35y 37d ODI 1583 19 Jan 2002 36y 330d ODI 1787 1y 294d
SJ Cook (SA) 3 14 Nov 1991 38y 106d ODI 688 2 Sep 1993 40y 33d ODI 837 1y 292d
LR Gibbs (WI) 2 7 Sep 1973 38y 343d ODI 9 7 Jun 1975 40y 251d ODI 22 1y 273d
RB Kanhai (WI) 2 7 Sep 1973 37y 255d ODI 9 7 Jun 1975 39y 163d ODI 22 1y 273d
BL D'Oliveira (Eng) 1 5 Jan 1971 39y 93d ODI 1 24 Aug 1972 40y 325d ODI 2 1y 232d
RD Jackman (Eng) 8 8 Jun 1981 35y 299d ODI 121 26 Jan 1983 37y 166d ODI 175 1y 232d
S Thuraisingam (Can) 9 30 Nov 2006 37y 80d ODI 2454 1 Jul 2008 38y 294d ODI 2728 1y 214d
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 444 27 Dec 2009 40y 180d ODI 2936 28 Jun 2011 41y 363d ODI 3165 1y 183d
PA de Silva (SL) 275 11 Feb 2001 35y 117d ODI 1688 4 Aug 2002 36y 291d ODI 1857 1y 174d
DL Hemp (Ber) 20 28 Oct 2007 36y 354d ODI 2641 6 Apr 2009 38y 149d ODI 2835 1y 160d
CH Lloyd (WI) 44 27 Jan 1982 37y 149d ODI 142 9 Mar 1983 38y 190d ODI 187 1y 41d

Longest gap between ODIs when under the age of 20
Player Mat End Age Scorecard Next Age Scorecard Diff
JW Wilson (NZ) 4 28 Mar 1993 19y 155d ODI 827 22 Feb 2005 31y 121d ODI 2228 11y 331d
AN Ranasinghe (SL) 3 14 Jun 1975 18y 244d ODI 30 13 Feb 1982 25y 123d ODI 145 6y 244d
B Zuiderent (Neth) 5 5 Mar 1996 19y 2d ODI 1073 16 Sep 2002 25y 197d ODI 1878 6y 195d
PA Patel (India) 14 27 Jul 2004 19y 140d ODI 2153 7 Dec 2010 25y 273d ODI 3076 6y 133d
T Panyangara (Zim) 23 27 Feb 2005 19y 129d ODI 2231 4 Mar 2011 25y 134d ODI 3117 6y 5d
Mohammad Sharif (Ban) 8 25 Jan 2002 18y 44d ODI 1794 9 Feb 2007 23y 59d ODI 2516 5y 15d
Yasir Arafat (Pak) 2 13 Apr 2001 19y 32d ODI 1708 15 Dec 2005 23y 278d ODI 2306 4y 246d
KO Meth (Zim) 5 14 May 2006 18y 95d ODI 2373 1 Dec 2010 22y 296d ODI 3071 4y 201d
Enamul Haque jnr (Ban) 3 31 Jan 2005 18y 57d ODI 2217 9 Aug 2009 22y 247d ODI 2869 4y 190d
SC Ganguly (India) 1 11 Jan 1992 19y 187d ODI 702 26 May 1996 23y 323d ODI 1104 4y 136d
Nadeem Ahmed (HK) 1 18 Jul 2004 16y 294d ODI 2147 24 Jun 2008 20y 270d ODI 2712 3y 342d
Fazl-e-Akbar (Pak) 1 11 Jan 1998 17y 83d ODI 1273 17 Jun 2001 20y 240d ODI 1724 3y 157d
RJ Bright (Aus) 1 30 Mar 1974 19y 260d ODI 10 4 Jun 1977 22y 326d ODI 43 3y 66d
H Masakadza (Zim) 3 30 Sep 2001 18y 52d ODI 1750 1 Dec 2004 21y 114d ODI 2194 3y 62d
R Rampaul (WI) 17 1 Jul 2004 19y 260d ODI 2137 1 Jul 2007 22y 259d ODI 2594 3y 0d
XM Marshall (WI) 10 7 Aug 2005 19y 133d ODI 2267 24 Jun 2008 22y 89d ODI 2713 2y 322d
Javed Omar (Ban) 2 8 Apr 1995 18y 134d ODI 996 10 Jan 1998 21y 46d ODI 1271 2y 277d
JE Taylor (WI) 1 11 Jun 2003 18y 354d ODI 2024 18 Feb 2006 21y 241d ODI 2332 2y 252d
Imran Farhat (Pak) 4 8 Apr 2001 18y 323d ODI 1704 29 Nov 2003 21y 193d ODI 2068 2y 235d
DB Vengsarkar (India) 2 22 Feb 1976 19y 322d ODI 36 1 Oct 1978 22y 178d ODI 54 2y 221d
PP Chawla (India) 21 2 Jul 2008 19y 191d ODI 2730 23 Jan 2011 22y 30d ODI 3087 2y 205d
Nazmul Hossain (Ban) 17 22 Feb 2006 18y 140d ODI 2336 30 Aug 2008 20y 330d ODI 2758 2y 190d
Harbhajan Singh (India) 13 30 Sep 1998 18y 89d ODI 1356 25 Mar 2001 20y 265d ODI 1696 2y 176d
K Weeraratne (SL) 10 11 Jan 2001 19y 348d ODI 1668 10 May 2003 22y 101d ODI 2008 2y 119d
Hasibul Hossain (Ban) 2 8 Apr 1995 17y 309d ODI 996 16 Jul 1997 20y 43d ODI 1217 2y 99d
Khaled Mashud (Ban) 3 8 Apr 1995 19y 59d ODI 996 16 Jul 1997 21y 158d ODI 1217 2y 99d
R Gunasekera (Can) 1 1 Jul 2008 16y 347d ODI 2728 6 Sep 2010 19y 48d ODI 3041 2y 67d
Umar Gul (Pak) 15 5 Dec 2003 19y 235d ODI 2073 6 Feb 2006 21y 298d ODI 2324 2y 63d
LPC Silva (SL) 7 18 Oct 1999 19y 308d ODI 1516 4 Nov 2001 21y 325d ODI 1772 2y 17d
JS Ababu (Kenya) 2 29 Sep 1999 19y 138d ODI 1506 15 Aug 2001 21y 93d ODI 1745 1y 320d

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 2002: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Only Test, Aug 4-8, 2011

• ODI # 3173: Canada v Afghanistan at King City (NW), ICC Intercontinental Cup One-Day 3rd ODI, Aug 7, 2011
• T20I # 202: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, 1st T20I, Aug 6, 2011


Travis Basevi is a cricket statistician and UK Senior Programmer for Cricinfo and other ESPN sports websites

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Travis Basevi Travis first started with Cricinfo during the 1994-95 Ashes, when the staff got bored of publishing his stats and averages contributions. He soon turned it into a full-time job, building Statsguru and the Cricinfo and Scrum content management systems. Along the way he abandoned Australia in preference for living in London, although his sporting allegiances haven't made a similar change beyond a QPR season ticket.
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