Raja Maharaj Singh      

Full name Runwar Singh

Born May 17, 1878, Kapurthala, Punjab

Died June 6, 1959 (aged 81 years 20 days)

Major teams Bombay Governor's XI

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1950/51 - 1950/51
Profile

The oldest man to appear in first-class cricket was also making his first-class debut, records almost certain never to be broken. Raja Maharaj Singh captained Bombay Governor's XI and Frank Worrell's Commonwealth XI at Bombay, making 4 batting at No.9. That was it. He didn't bowl, took no catches, was listed as "absent ill" in the second innings and, unsurprisingly, didn't play again. he was dismissed by Jim Laker in his only outing, a bowler who was 44 years his junior, almost certainly another first-class record.
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