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This is a list of English Test cricketers. A Test match is an international cricket match between two of the leading cricketing nations. The list is arranged in the order in which each player won his Test cap. Where more than one player won his first Test cap in the same Test match, those players are listed alphabetically by surname. In the text, the numbers that follow the players' names correspond to their place in the chronological list of English Test cricketers. Current players have their chronological number on the front of their shirts.

Statistics for these players are correct as of the Second Test of England's Test series in India. (23 December 2008)

The early years (1877-1889)

The early years of Test cricket saw a number of tours to Australia. Most of these tours were professional in nature, and as the sea voyage was around 42 days and the tours lasted many months, the sides were selected as much on availability as on cricketing aptitude. As a result of this, coupled with there only being a small number of Tests being played, there are many early cricketers with Test records of only a few matches. The key players who had their Test debut during this period include the great professional all-rounders George Ulyett (11), who played 25 Tests, and Billy Barnes (21), who played 21. England's Champion cricketer WG Grace (24) first played Test cricket in 1880. Although Test match cricket had not been invented in his heyday of the late 1860s and 1870s, he continued playing into his fifties, finally retiring from Test cricket at the turn of the century. Shrewsbury (35) and Stoddart (16) go down amongst the great captains of the period, as well as two of the many cricketing suicides. Johnny Briggs (47), who, bedevilled by mental illness, died young, notched up the most Test caps of the earliest era of Test match cricket.

See also: History of Test cricket (to 1883), History of Test cricket (1884 to 1889)

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
1 Tom Armitage 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 3 0 33 21 11.00 12 0 - -
2 Henry Charlwood 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 4 0 63 36 15.75 0 0 - -
3 Tom Emmett 15 March 1877 14 March 1882 7 13 1 160 48 13.33 728 9 7/68 31.55
4 Andrew Greenwood 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 4 0 77 49 19.25 0 0 - -
5 Allen Hill 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 4 2 101 49 50.50 340 7 4/27 18.57
6 Harry Jupp 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 4 0 68 63 17.00 0 0 - -
7 James Lillywhite 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 3 1 16 10 8.00 340 8 4/70 15.75
8 John Selby 15 March 1877 14 March 1882 6 12 1 256 70 23.27 0 0 - -
9 Alfred Shaw 15 March 1877 14 March 1882 7 12 1 111 40 10.09 1096 12 5/38 23.75
10 James Southerton 15 March 1877 4 April 1877 2 3 1 7 6 3.50 263 7 4/46 15.28
11 George Ulyett 15 March 1877 23 July 1890 25 39 0 949 149 24.33 2627 50 7/36 20.39
12 Charlie Absolom 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 0 58 52 29.00 0 0 - -
13 Lord Harris 2 January 1879 13 August 1884 4 6 1 145 52 29.00 32 0 - -
14 Leland Hone 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 0 13 7 6.50 0 0 - -
15 A. N. Hornby 2 January 1879 12 July 1884 3 6 0 21 9 3.50 28 1 1/0 0.00
16 A. P. Lucas 2 January 1879 23 July 1884 5 9 1 157 55 19.62 120 0 - -
17 Francis MacKinnon 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 0 5 5 2.50 0 0 - -
18 Vernon Royle 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 0 21 18 10.50 16 0 - -
19 Sandford Schultz 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 1 20 20 20.00 34 1 1/16 26.00
20 A J Webbe 2 January 1879 4 January 1879 1 2 0 4 4 2.00 0 0 - -
21 Billy Barnes 6 September 1880 12 August 1890 21 33 2 725 134 23.38 2289 51 6/28 15.54
22 E. M. Grace 6 September 1880 8 September 1880 1 2 0 36 36 18.00 0 0 - -
23 Fred Grace 6 September 1880 8 September 1880 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - -
24 W. G. Grace 6 September 1880 3 June 1899 22 36 2 1098 170 32.29 666 9 2/12 26.22
25 Alfred Lyttelton 6 September 1880 13 August 1884 4 7 1 94 31 15.66 48 4 4/19 4.75
26 Fred Morley 6 September 1880 21 February 1883 4 6 2 6 2* 1.50 972 16 5/56 18.50
27 Frank Penn 6 September 1880 8 September 1880 1 2 1 50 27* 50.00 12 0 - -
28 A G Steel 6 September 1880 17 July 1888 13 20 3 600 148 35.29 1360 29 3/27 20.86
29 Dick Barlow 31 December 1881 1 March 1887 17 30 4 591 62 22.73 2456 34 7/40 22.55
30 Billy Bates 31 December 1881 1 March 1887 15 26 2 656 64 27.33 2364 50 7/28 16.42
31 Billy Midwinter1 31 December 1881 14 March 1882 4 7 0 95 36 13.57 776 10 4/81 27.20
32 Ted Peate 31 December 1881 7 July 1886 9 14 8 70 13 11.66 2096 31 6/85 22.03
33 Dick Pilling 31 December 1881 31 August 1888 8 13 1 91 23 7.58 0 0 - -
34 William Scotton 31 December 1881 1 March 1887 15 25 2 510 90 22.17 20 0 - -
35 Arthur Shrewsbury 31 December 1881 26 August 1893 23 40 4 1277 164 35.47 12 0 - -
36 Maurice Read 28 August 1882 19 July 1893 17 29 2 461 57 17.07 0 0 - -
37 Charles Studd 28 August 1882 21 February 1883 5 9 1 160 48 20.00 384 3 2/35 32.66
38 Ivo Bligh 30 December 1882 21 February 1883 4 7 1 62 19 10.33 0 0 - -
39 Charles Leslie 30 December 1882 21 February 1883 4 7 0 106 54 15.14 96 4 3/31 11.00
40 Walter Read 30 December 1882 26 August 1893 18 27 1 720 117 27.69 60 0 - -
41 George Studd 30 December 1882 21 February 1883 4 7 0 31 9 4.42 0 0 - -
42 Edward Tylecote 30 December 1882 14 August 1886 6 9 1 152 66 19.00 0 0 - -
43 George Vernon 30 December 1882 2 January 1883 1 2 1 14 11* 14.00 0 0 - -
44 Sir Tim O'Brien 10 July 1884 23 March 1896 5 8 0 59 20 7.37 0 0 - -
45 Stanley Christopherson 21 July 1884 23 July 1884 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 136 1 1/52 69.00
46 William Attewell 12 December 1884 28 March 1892 10 15 6 150 43* 16.66 2850 28 4/42 22.35
47 Johnny Briggs 12 December 1884 1 July 1899 33 50 5 815 121 18.11 5332 118 8/11 17.75
48 Wilfred Flowers 12 December 1884 19 July 1893 8 14 0 254 56 18.14 858 14 5/46 21.14
49 Joe Hunter 12 December 1884 25 March 1885 5 7 2 93 39* 18.60 0 0 - -
50 Bobby Peel 12 December 1884 12 August 1896 20 33 4 427 83 14.72 5216 101 7/31 16.98
51 George Lohmann 5 July 1886 24 June 1896 18 26 2 213 62* 8.87 3830 112 9/28 10.75
52 Billy Gunn 28 January 1887 3 June 1899 11 20 2 392 102* 21.77 0 0 - -
53 Mordecai Sherwin 28 January 1887 17 July 1888 3 6 4 30 21* 15.00 0 0 - -
54 Reginald Wood 25 February 1887 1 March 1887 1 2 0 6 6 3.00 0 0 - -
55 Billy Newham 10 February 1888 15 February 1888 1 2 0 26 17 13.00 0 0 - -
56 Andrew Stoddart 10 February 1888 2 February 1898 16 30 2 996 173 35.57 162 2 1/10 47.00
57 Bobby Abel 16 July 1888 26 July 1902 13 22 2 744 132* 37.20 0 0 - -
58 John Shuter 13 August 1888 14 August 1888 1 1 0 28 28 28.00 0 0 - -
59 Frank Sugg 13 August 1888 31 August 1888 2 2 0 55 31 27.50 0 0 - -
60 Henry Wood 13 August 1888 22 March 1892 4 4 1 204 134* 68.00 0 0 - -
61 Monty Bowden 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 2 0 25 25 12.50 0 0 - -
62 Hon. Charles Coventry 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 2 1 13 12 13.00 0 0 - -
63 Arnold Fothergill 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 2 0 33 32 16.50 321 8 4/19 11.25
64 Basil Grieve 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 3 2 40 14* 40.00 0 0 - -
65 Frank Hearne2 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 2 0 47 27 23.50 0 0 - -
66 Sir Aubrey Smith 12 March 1889 13 March 1889 1 1 0 3 3 3.00 154 7 5/19 8.71
67 Joseph McMaster 25 March 1889 26 March 1889 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - -

The Golden Age (1890-1914)

The period between 1890 to immediately before the First World War is known as the golden age of cricket. It saw great amateur players such as CB Fry (95), the Indian Prince Ranjitsinhji (105) and captains Stanley Jackson (82), Archie MacLaren (92) and Plum Warner (118) as the leading lights in an era eulogised by Neville Cardus and others. In reality, it was not quite the great age of the amateur related in Cardus's writings. Sydney Barnes (129) became the best paid cricketer by spurning county cricket to play in the Lancashire leagues. However, the sheer volume of greats, that include Jack Hobbs (157), Tom Hayward (97), Gilbert Jessop (122) and Wilfred Rhodes (121) means that the age retains a fond place in the memory of England's cricket fans. It was also an era in which Bernard Bosanquet (137) invented the googly and Tip Foster (138) became the only man to captain England at both cricket and football, and Rhodes, at 30 years, 10 months and 11 days, had the longest spanning Test career of all.

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
68 Gregor MacGregor 21 July 1890 26 August 1893 8 11 3 96 31 12.00 0 0 - -
69 James Cranston 11 August 1890 12 August 1890 1 2 0 31 16 15.50 0 0 - -
70 Frederick Martin 11 August 1890 22 March 1892 2 2 0 14 13 7.00 410 14 6/50 10.07
71 John Sharpe 11 August 1890 3 February 1892 3 6 4 44 26 22.00 975 11 6/84 27.72
72 George Bean 1 January 1892 28 March 1892 3 5 0 92 50 18.39 0 0 - -
73 Victor Barton 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 23 23 23.00 0 0 - -
74 William Chatterton 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 48 48 48.00 0 0 - -
75 John Ferris1 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 16 16 16.00 272 13 7/37 7.00
76 Alec Hearne 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 9 9 9.00 0 0 - -
77 George Hearne 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - -
78 Jack T. Hearne 19 March 1892 19 July 1899 12 18 4 126 40 9.00 2976 49 6/41 22.08
79 Billy Murdoch1 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 12 12 12.00 0 0 - -
80 Dick Pougher 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 105 3 3/26 8.66
81 Hylton Philipson 24 March 1892 6 March 1895 5 8 1 63 30 9.00 0 0 - -
82 Hon. Stanley Jackson 17 July 1893 16 August 1905 20 33 4 1415 144* 48.79 1587 24 5/52 33.29
83 William Lockwood 17 July 1893 13 August 1902 12 16 3 231 52* 17.76 1973 43 7/71 20.53
84 Arthur Mold 17 July 1893 26 August 1893 3 3 1 0 0* 0.00 491 7 3/44 33.42
85 Ted Wainwright 17 July 1893 2 March 1898 5 9 0 132 49 14.66 127 0 - -
86 Albert Ward 14 August 1893 6 March 1895 7 13 0 487 117 37.46 0 0 - -
87 Bill Brockwell 24 August 1893 19 July 1899 7 12 0 202 49 16.83 582 5 3/33 61.79
88 Tom Richardson 24 August 1893 2 March 1898 14 24 8 177 25* 11.06 4498 88 8/94 25.22
89 Jack Brown 14 December 1894 1 July 1899 8 16 3 470 140 36.15 25 0 - -
90 Francis Ford 14 December 1894 6 March 1895 5 9 0 168 48 18.66 204 1 1/47 129.00
91 Leslie Gay 14 December 1894 20 December 1894 1 2 0 37 33 18.50 0 0 - -
92 Archie MacLaren 14 December 1894 11 August 1909 35 61 4 1931 140 33.87 0 0 - -
93 Hugh Bromley-Davenport 13 February 1896 16 February 1899 4 6 0 128 84 21.33 155 4 2/46 24.50
94 Harry Butt 13 February 1896 23 March 1896 3 4 1 22 13 7.33 0 0 - -
95 CB Fry 13 February 1896 22 August 1912 26 41 3 1223 144 32.18 10 0 - -
96 Lord Hawke 13 February 1896 4 April 1899 5 8 1 55 30 7.85 0 0 - -
97 Tom Hayward 13 February 1896 16 June 1909 35 60 2 1999 137 34.46 893 14 4/22 36.71
98 Arthur Hill 13 February 1896 23 March 1896 3 4 0 251 124 62.75 40 4 4/8 2.00
99 Audley Miller 13 February 1896 14 February 1896 1 2 2 24 20* - 0 0 - -
100 Sammy Woods1 13 February 1896 23 March 1896 3 4 0 122 53 30.50 195 5 3/28 25.80
101 Charles Wright 13 February 1896 23 March 1896 3 4 0 125 71 31.25 0 0 - -
102 Christopher Heseltine 2 March 1896 23 March 1896 2 2 0 18 18 9.00 157 5 5/38 16.80
103 Ted Tyler 21 March 1896 23 March 1896 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 145 4 3/49 16.25
104 Dick Lilley 22 June 1896 11 August 1909 35 52 8 903 84 20.52 25 1 1/23 23.00
105 K. S. Ranjitsinhji 16 July 1896 26 July 1902 15 26 4 989 175 44.95 97 1 1/23 39.00
106 Teddy Wynyard 10 August 1896 8 March 1906 3 6 0 72 30 12.00 24 0 - -
107 Frank Druce 13 December 1897 2 March 1898 5 9 0 252 64 28.00 0 0 - -
108 George Herbert Hirst 13 December 1897 28 July 1909 24 38 3 790 85 22.57 4010 59 5/48 30.00
109 Jack Mason 13 December 1897 2 March 1898 5 10 0 129 32 12.90 324 2 1/8 74.50
110 William Storer 13 December 1897 3 June 1899 6 11 0 215 51 19.54 168 2 1/24 54.00
111 Jack Board 14 February 1899 2 April 1906 6 12 2 108 29 10.80 0 0 - -
112 Willis Cuttell 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 65 21 16.25 285 6 3/17 12.16
113 Schofield Haigh 14 February 1899 31 July 1912 11 18 3 113 25 7.53 1294 24 6/11 25.91
114 Frank Milligan 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 58 38 14.50 45 0 - -
115 Frank Mitchell2 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 88 41 22.00 0 0 - -
116 Albert Trott1 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 23 16 5.75 474 17 5/49 11.64
117 Johnny Tyldesley 14 February 1899 28 July 1909 31 55 1 1661 138 30.75 0 0 - -
118 Plum Warner 14 February 1899 26 June 1912 15 28 2 622 132* 23.92 0 0 - -
119 Clem Wilson 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 1 42 18 14.00 0 0 - -
120 Alfred Archer 1 April 1899 4 April 1899 1 2 1 31 24* 31.00 0 0 - -
121 Wilfred Rhodes 1 June 1899 12 April 1930 58 98 21 2325 179 30.19 8225 127 8/68 26.96
122 Gilbert Jessop 15 June 1899 10 July 1912 18 26 0 569 104 21.88 732 10 4/68 35.39
123 Walter Mead 15 June 1899 17 June 1899 1 2 0 7 7 3.50 265 1 1/91 91.00
124 Charlie Townsend 15 June 1899 16 August 1899 2 3 0 51 38 17.00 140 3 3/50 25.00
125 Willie Quaife 29 June 1899 4 March 1902 7 13 1 228 68 19.00 15 0 - -
126 Sailor Young 29 June 1899 19 July 1899 2 2 0 43 43 21.50 556 12 4/30 21.83
127 Bill Bradley 17 July 1899 16 August 1899 2 2 1 23 23* 23.00 625 6 5/67 38.83
128 Arthur Jones 14 August 1899 16 June 1909 12 21 0 291 34 13.85 228 3 3/73 44.33
129 Sydney Barnes 13 December 1901 18 February 1914 27 39 9 242 38* 8.06 7873 189 9/103 16.43
130 Colin Blythe 13 December 1901 14 March 1910 19 31 12 183 27 9.63 4546 100 8/59 18.62
131 Len Braund 13 December 1901 27 February 1908 23 41 3 987 104 25.97 3805 47 8/81 38.51
132 John Gunn 13 December 1901 31 May 1905 6 10 2 85 24 10.62 999 18 5/76 21.50
133 Charlie McGahey 14 February 1902 4 March 1902 2 4 0 38 18 9.50 0 0 - -
134 Lionel Palairet 24 July 1902 13 August 1902 2 4 0 49 20 12.25 0 0 - -
135 Fred Tate 24 July 1902 26 July 1902 1 2 1 9 5* 9.00 96 2 2/7 25.50
136 Ted Arnold 11 December 1903 31 July 1907 10 15 3 160 40 13.33 1677 31 5/37 25.41
137 Bernard Bosanquet 11 December 1903 5 July 1905 7 14 3 147 27 13.36 970 25 8/107 24.16
138 Tip Foster 11 December 1903 21 August 1907 8 14 1 602 287 46.30 0 0 - -
139 Albert Relf 11 December 1903 3 March 1914 13 21 3 416 63 23.11 1764 25 5/85 24.96
140 Arthur Fielder 1 January 1904 11 February 1908 6 12 5 78 20 11.14 1491 26 6/82 27.34
141 Albert Knight 1 January 1904 8 March 1904 3 6 1 81 70* 16.19 0 0 - -
142 David Denton 3 July 1905 14 March 1910 11 22 1 424 104 20.19 0 0 - -
143 Arnold Warren 3 July 1905 5 July 1905 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 236 6 5/57 18.83
144 Walter Brearley 24 July 1905 12 June 1912 4 5 2 21 11* 7.00 705 17 5/110 21.22
145 Reggie Spooner 24 July 1905 22 August 1912 10 15 0 481 119 32.06 0 0 - -
146 Jack Crawford 2 January 1906 27 February 1908 12 23 2 469 74 22.33 2203 39 5/48 29.48
147 Frederick Fane 2 January 1906 14 March 1910 14 27 1 682 143 26.23 0 0 - -
148 Ernie Hayes 2 January 1906 13 August 1912 5 9 1 86 35 10.75 90 1 1/28 52.00
149 Walter Lees 2 January 1906 2 April 1906 5 9 3 66 25* 11.00 1256 26 6/78 17.97
150 Leonard Moon 6 March 1906 2 April 1906 4 8 0 182 36 22.75 0 0 - -
151 John Hartley 10 March 1906 2 April 1906 2 4 0 15 9 3.75 192 1 1/62 115.00
152 Neville Knox 29 July 1907 21 August 1907 2 4 1 24 8* 8.00 126 3 2/39 25.00
153 George Gunn 13 December 1907 12 April 1930 15 29 1 1120 122* 40.00 12 0 - -
154 Joe Hardstaff Sr. 13 December 1907 27 February 1908 5 10 0 311 72 31.10 0 0 - -
155 Kenneth Hutchings 13 December 1907 11 August 1909 7 12 0 341 126 28.41 90 1 1/5 81.00
156 Dick Young 13 December 1907 27 February 1908 2 4 0 27 13 6.75 0 0 - -
157 Jack Hobbs 1 January 1908 22 August 1930 61 102 7 5410 211 56.94 376 1 1/19 165.00
158 Joe Humphries 1 January 1908 11 February 1908 3 6 1 44 16 8.80 0 0 - -
159 George Thompson 27 May 1909 14 March 1910 6 10 1 273 63 30.33 1367 23 4/50 27.73
160 John King 14 June 1909 16 June 1909 1 2 0 64 60 32.00 162 1 1/99 99.00
161 Jack Sharp 1 July 1909 11 August 1909 3 6 2 188 105 47.00 183 3 3/67 37.00
162 Douglas Carr 9 August 1909 11 August 1909 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 414 7 5/146 40.28
163 Frank Woolley 9 August 1909 22 August 1934 64 98 7 3283 154 36.07 6495 83 7/76 33.91
164 Morice Bird 1 January 1910 3 March 1914 10 16 1 280 61 18.66 264 8 3/11 15.00
165 Claude Buckenham 1 January 1910 9 March 1910 4 7 0 43 17 6.14 1182 21 5/115 28.23
166 H. D. G. Leveson Gower 1 January 1910 3 March 1910 3 6 2 95 31 23.75 0 0 - -
167 George Simpson-Hayward 1 January 1910 14 March 1910 5 8 1 105 29* 15.00 898 23 6/43 18.26
168 Bert Strudwick 1 January 1910 18 August 1926 28 42 13 230 24 7.93 0 0 - -
169 Neville Tufnell 11 March 1910 14 March 1910 1 1 0 14 14 14.00 0 0 - -
170 Johnny Douglas 15 December 1911 8 January 1925 23 35 2 962 119 29.15 2812 45 5/46 33.02
171 Frank Foster 15 December 1911 22 August 1912 11 15 1 330 71 23.57 2447 45 6/91 20.57
172 Jack W. Hearne 15 December 1911 15 June 1926 24 36 5 806 114 26.00 2926 30 5/49 48.73
173 Sep Kinneir 15 December 1911 21 December 1911 1 2 0 52 30 26.00 0 0 - -
174 Phil Mead 15 December 1911 5 December 1928 17 26 2 1185 182* 49.37 0 0 - -
175 Bill Hitch 30 December 1911 16 August 1921 7 10 3 103 51* 14.71 462 7 2/31 46.42
176 Tiger Smith 30 December 1911 30 December 1913 11 14 1 113 22 8.69 0 0 - -
177 Joe Vine 9 February 1912 1 March 1912 2 3 2 46 36 46.00 0 0 - -
178 Harry Dean 24 June 1912 22 August 1912 3 4 2 10 8 5.00 447 11 4/19 13.90
179 Major Booth 13 December 1913 3 March 1914 2 2 0 46 32 23.00 312 7 4/49 18.57
180 Hon. Lionel Tennyson 13 December 1913 16 August 1921 9 12 1 345 74* 31.36 6 0 - -

The inter-war years (1919-1939)

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
181 Patsy Hendren 17 December 1920 18 March 1935 51 83 9 3525 205* 47.63 47 1 1/27 31.00
182 Cec Parkin 17 December 1920 17 June 1924 10 16 3 160 36 12.30 2095 32 5/38 35.25
183 C. A. G. Russell 17 December 1920 22 February 1923 10 18 2 910 140 56.87 0 0 - -
184 Abe Waddington 17 December 1920 16 February 1921 2 4 0 16 7 4.00 276 1 1/35 119.00
185 Harry Howell 31 December 1920 19 August 1924 5 8 6 15 5 7.50 918 7 4/115 79.85
186 Harry Makepeace 31 December 1920 1 March 1921 4 8 0 279 117 34.87 0 0 - -
187 Percy Fender 14 January 1921 18 June 1929 13 21 1 380 60 19.00 2178 29 5/90 40.86
188 Arthur Dolphin 11 February 1921 16 February 1921 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 0 0 - -
189 Rockley Wilson 25 February 1921 1 March 1921 1 2 0 10 5 5.00 123 3 2/28 12.00
190 Percy Holmes 28 May 1921 28 June 1932 7 14 1 357 88 27.46 0 0 - -
191 Vallance Jupp 28 May 1921 24 July 1928 8 13 1 208 38 17.33 1301 28 4/37 22.00
192 DoDonald Knight 28 May 1921 14 June 1921 2 4 0 54 38 13.50 0 0 - -
193 Tom Richmond 28 May 1921 30 May 1921 1 2 0 6 4 3.00 114 2 2/69 43.00
194 Ernest Tyldesley 28 May 1921 16 March 1929 14 20 2 990 122* 55.00 3 0 - -
195 Alfred Dipper 11 June 1921 14 June 1921 1 2 0 51 40 25.50 0 0 - -
196 Jack Durston 11 June 1921 14 June 1921 1 2 1 8 6* 8.00 202 5 4/102 27.19
197 John Evans 11 June 1921 14 June 1921 1 2 0 18 14 9.00 0 0 - -
198 Nigel Haig 11 June 1921 12 April 1930 5 9 0 126 47 14.00 1026 13 3/73 34.46
199 George Brown 2 July 1921 22 February 1923 7 12 2 299 84* 29.89 0 0 - -
200 Andy Ducat 2 July 1921 5 July 1921 1 2 0 5 3 2.50 0 0 - -
201Wally Hardinge2 July 19215 July 1921120302515.0000 - -
202Jack White2 July 192125 February 1931152292392918.38480149 8/12632.26
203Charlie Hallows23 July 192126 June 1928221422642.0000 - -
204Charlie Parker23 July 192126 July 19211113 3* -1682 2/3216.00
205Andy Sandham13 August 192112 April 19301423087932538.2100 - -
206Arthur Carr23 December 192220 August 1929111312376319.7500 - -
207Arthur Gilligan23 December 19224 March 192511163209 39*16.07240436 6/729.05
208Alec Kennedy23 December 192222 February 192358293 41*15.50168331 5/7619.32
209Frank Mann23 December 192222 February 19235912818435.1200 - -
210Greville Stevens23 December 19226 February 1930101702636915.47118620 5/9032.39
211George Macaulay1 January 192322 July 193381041127618.66170124 5/6427.58
212George Street18 January 192322 January 192312111 7*11.0000 - -
213Percy Chapman14 June 192425 February 19312636492512128.90400 - -
214Roy Kilner14 June 192427 July 19269812337433.28236824 4/5130.58
215Herbert Sutcliffe14 June 19242 July 193554849455519460.7300 - -
216Maurice Tate14 June 192430 July 1935395251198 100*25.4812523155 6/4226.16
217George Wood14 June 192415 July 1924320763.5000 - -
218Dick Tyldesley28 June 192415 July 193077147297.83161519 3/5032.57
219George Duckworth26 July 192418 August 1936242812234 39*14.6200 - -
220George Geary26 July 192425 June 1934142042496615.56381046 7/7029.41
221Jack MacBryan26 July 192429 July 192410000 -00 - -
222Tich Freeman19 December 192420 August 192912165154 50*14.00373266 7/7125.86
223Dodger Whysall16 January 192522 August 19304702097629.85160 - -
224Fred Root12 June 192627 July 192630000 -6428 4/8424.25
225Harold Larwood26 June 192628 February 1933212834859819.39496978 6/3228.35
226Ewart Astill24 December 192712 April 193091501904012.66218225 4/5834.24
227Wally Hammond24 December 192725 March 194785140167249 336*58.45796983 5/3637.80
228Geoffrey Legge24 December 192724 February 193057129919649.83300 - -
229Ian Peebles24 December 192718 August 193113178982610.88288245 6/6330.91
230Rony Stanyforth24 December 19271 February 192846113 6*2.6000 - -
231Bob Wyatt24 December 19273 March 193740646183914931.70139518 3/435.66
232Sam Staples21 January 19288 February 1928350653913.00114915 3/5029.00
233Eddie Dawson4 February 192824 February 19305901755519.4400 - -
234Harry Elliott4 February 192813 February 193445161 37*15.2500 - -
235Douglas Jardine4 February 192813 February 193422336129612748.0060 - -
236Harry Smith23 June 192826 June 1928110777.0000 - -
237Maurice Leyland11 August 192824 August 193841655276418746.0611036 3/9197.50
238Duleep15 June 192918 August 19311219299517358.5260 - -
239Tom Killick15 June 19292 July 1929240813120.2500 - -
240Jack O'Connor29 June 192912 April 19304701535121.851621 1/3172.00
241Walter Robins29 June 192917 August 19371927461210826.60331864 6/3227.46
242Ted Bowley13 July 192924 February 193057025210936.002520 - -
243Fred Barratt27 July 192924 February 193054128179.337505 1/847.00
244Les Ames17 August 192914 March 1939477212243414940.5600 - -
245Nobby Clark17 August 192922 August 193489536109.00193132 5/9828.09
246Maurice Allom10 January 193020 January 193153214 8*14.0081714 5/3818.92
247Tich Cornford10 January 193024 February 193044036189.0000 - -
248Harold Gilligan10 January 193021 February 1930440713217.7500 - -
249Stan Nichols10 January 193022 August 193914197355 78*29.58256541 6/3528.09
250Maurice Turnbull10 January 193030 June 193691322246120.3600 - -
251Stan Worthington10 January 19303 March 1937911032112829.186338 2/1939.50
252Hon. Frederick Calthorpe11 January 193012 April 19304701294918.422041 1/3891.00
253Bill Voce11 January 19307 January 19472738153086613.39636098 7/7027.88
254Leslie Townsend21 February 193013 February 1934460974016.163996 2/2234.16
255Gubby Allen27 June 19301 April 19482533275012224.19438681 7/8029.37
256Tom Goddard25 July 193022 August 19398531386.50156322 6/2926.72
257Bill Farrimond13 February 19312 July 19354701163516.5700 - -
258Harry Lee13 February 193117 February 193112019189.5000 - -
259John Arnold27 June 193130 June 1931120343417.0000 - -
260Fred Bakewell27 June 193120 August 193569040910745.44180 - -
261Freddie Brown29 July 193130 June 1953223017347925.31326045 5/4931.06
262Hedley Verity29 July 193127 June 1939404412669 66*20.9011173144 8/4324.37
263Eddie Paynter15 August 193125 July 193920315154024359.2300 - -
264Bill Bowes25 June 193225 June 19461511528 10*4.66365568 6/3322.33
265Nawab of Pataudi Sr.315 December 193212 June 193435014410228.8000 - -
266Thomas Mitchell10 February 19332 July 19355622095.008948 2/4962.25
267Cyril Walters24 June 193322 August 19341118378410252.2600 - -
268James Langridge22 July 193320 August 19468902427026.88107419 7/5621.73
269Charlie Barnett12 August 193315 June 194820354109812935.412560 - -
270Charles Marriott12 August 193315 August 1933110000.0024711 6/598.72
271Arthur Mitchell15 December 193330 June 193661002987229.8060 - -
272Bryan Valentine15 December 193314 March 193979245413664.8500 - -
273Hopper Levett5 January 19348 January 1934121757.0000 - -
274Ken Farnes8 June 193414 March 19391517558204.83393260 6/9628.64
275Len Hopwood6 July 193424 July 19342311286.004620 - -
276Walter Keeton20 July 193422 August 1939240572514.2500 - -
277Eric Hollies8 January 193525 July 19501315837 18*5.28355444 7/5030.27
278Errol Holmes8 January 19352 July 1935592114 85*16.281082 1/1038.00
279Jack Iddon8 January 193518 June 19355711707328.33660 - -
280George Paine8 January 193518 March 1935471974916.16104417 5/16827.47
281Jim Smith8 January 193527 July 193751001022710.1993015 5/1626.19
282David Townsend24 January 193518 March 1935360773612.8360 - -
283Mandy Mitchell-Innes15 June 193518 June 1935110555.0000 - -
284Wilf Barber13 July 193530 July 1935240834420.7521 1/00.00
285Joe Hardstaff Jr.13 July 193515 June 1948233831636 205*46.7400 - -
286Jim Sims13 July 19357 January 193744016124.0088711 5/7343.63
287Denis Smith13 July 193530 July 19352401285732.0000 - -
288Johnnie Clay17 August 193520 August 193510000 -1920 - -
289Hopper Read17 August 193520 August 193510000 -2706 4/13633.33
290Harold Gimblett27 June 193627 June 1939351129 67*32.2500 - -
291Arthur Fagg25 July 193625 July 19395801503918.7500 - -
292Laurie Fishlock25 July 19365 March 194745147 19*11.7500 - -
293Alf Gover25 July 193620 August 19464112 2* -8168 3/8544.87
294Sir Leonard Hutton26 June 193728 March 19557913815697136456.672603 1/277.33
295Jim Parks senior26 June 193729 June 1937120292214.501263 2/2612.00
296Arthur Wellard24 July 193728 June 1938240473811.754567 4/8133.85
297Denis Compton14 August 19375 March 19577813115580727850.06271025 5/7056.39
298Austin Matthews14 August 193717 August 19371112 2* -1802 1/1332.50
299Cyril Washbrook14 August 193728 August 195637666256919542.81361 1/2533.00
300Bill Edrich10 June 19382 February 195539632244021940.00323441 4/6841.29
301Reg Sinfield10 June 193814 June 1938110666.003782 1/5161.50
302Doug Wright10 June 193828 March 19513439132894511.118135108 7/10539.11
303Fred Price22 July 193825 July 1938120663.0000 - -
304Arthur Wood20 August 193822 August 1939451805320.0000 - -
305Paul Gibb24 December 19384 December 1946813058112044.6900 - -
306Len Wilkinson24 December 193822 February 1939321323.005737 2/1238.71
307Norman Yardley24 December 193825 July 1950203428129925.37166221 3/6733.66
308Reg Perks3 March 193922 August 19392223 2* -82911 5/10032.27
309Bill Copson24 June 193920 August 1947310666.0076215 5/8519.80
310Buddy Oldfield19 August 193922 August 1939120998049.5000 - -

The post-war years (1946-1959)

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
311Alec Bedser22 June 194612 July 19555171157147912.7515918236 7/4424.89
312Jack Ikin22 June 194617 August 1955183126066020.895723 1/38118.00
313Frank Smailes22 June 194625 June 1946110252525.001203 3/4420.66
314Dick Pollard20 July 194627 July 194843213 10*13.00110215 5/2425.19
315Godfrey Evans17 August 194620 June 19599113314243910420.4900 - -
316Peter Smith17 August 194625 March 194745033246.595383 2/172106.33
317Sam Cook7 June 194711 June 1947120442.001800 - -
318Tom Dollery7 June 194712 June 1950470723710.2800 - -
319Jack Martin7 June 194711 June 1947120262613.002701 1/111129.00
320George Pope21 June 194725 June 19471118 8* -2181 1/4985.00
321Ken Cranston5 July 194727 July 194881402094514.92101018 4/1225.61
322Cliff Gladwin5 July 194728 June 19498115170 51*28.33212915 3/2138.06
323Harold Butler26 July 194716 February 194822115 15*15.0055212 4/3417.91
324Jack Young26 July 194728 June 1949810528 10*5.59236817 3/6544.52
325Dick Howorth16 August 19471 April 19485102145 45*18.12153619 6/12433.42
326Jack Robertson16 August 194710 February 19521121288113346.361382 2/1729.00
327Dennis Brookes21 January 194826 January 194812017108.5000 - -
328Jim Laker21 January 194813 February 19594663156766314.0812027193 10/5321.24
329Winston Place21 January 19481 April 194836114410728.8000 - -
330Gerald Smithson21 January 194816 February 1948230703523.3300 - -
331Maurice Tremlett21 January 19481 April 194835220 18*6.664924 2/9856.50
332Billy Griffith11 February 19489 March 194935015714031.3900 - -
333Johnny Wardle11 February 194822 June 1957284186536619.786597102 7/3620.39
334Alec Coxon24 June 194829 June 194812019199.503783 2/9057.33
335Jack Crapp8 July 19489 March 194971323195629.0000 - -
336George Emmett8 July 194813 July 194812010105.0000 - -
337John Dewes14 August 194822 December 195051001216712.0900 - -
338Allan Watkins14 August 194819 July 195215244810 137*40.50136411 3/2050.36
339Roly Jenkins16 December 194824 June 195291211983918.00211832 5/11634.31
340George Mann16 December 194828 June 19497122376 136*37.6000 - -
341Reg Simpson16 December 194828 March 1955274531401 156*33.35452 2/411.00
342Trevor Bailey11 June 194918 February 19596191142290 134*29.749712132 7/3429.21
343Alan Wharton11 June 194914 June 1949120201310.0000 - -
344Brian Close23 July 194913 July 1976223728877025.34121218 4/3529.55
345Les Jackson23 July 19498 July 196122115815.004987 2/2622.14
346Bob Berry8 June 195029 June 19502426 4*3.006539 5/6325.33
347Hubert Doggart8 June 195029 June 1950240762919.0000 - -
348Gilbert Parkhouse24 June 195028 July 195971303737828.6900 - -
349Doug Insole20 July 19504 June 19579172408 110*27.1900 - -
350Derek Shackleton20 July 195026 August 196371371134218.83207818 4/7242.66
351Malcolm Hilton12 August 195010 February 195246137157.40124414 5/6134.07
352Arthur McIntyre12 August 195026 July 19553601973.1600 - -
353Rev. David Sheppard12 August 195019 March 196322332117211937.8000 - -
354John Warr5 January 19518 February 1951240441.005841 1/76281.00
355Roy Tattersall2 February 195115 June 19541617750 10*5.00422858 7/5226.08
356Brian Statham17 March 195131 August 19657087286753811.4416056252 7/3924.84
357Willie Watson7 June 195118 March 19592337387911625.8500 - -
358Tom Graveney5 July 195117 June 19697912313488225844.382601 1/34167.00
359Don Brennan26 July 195118 August 195122016168.0000 - -
360Frank Lowson26 July 195126 July 195571302456818.8400 - -
361Peter May26 July 195122 August 19616610694537 285*46.7700 - -
362Donald Carr2 November 195110 February 19522401357633.752102 2/8470.00
363Nigel Howard2 November 195114 January 1952461862317.1900 - -
364Don Kenyon2 November 195112 July 195581501928712.8000 - -
365Fred Ridgway2 November 195110 February 195256049248.167937 4/8354.14
366Dick Spooner2 November 195117 August 195571413549227.2300 - -
367Eddie Leadbeater14 December 19514 January 1952220403820.002892 1/38109.00
368Cyril Poole30 December 195110 February 1952351161 69*40.25300 - -
369Fred Trueman5 June 195222 June 1965678514981 39*13.8115178307 8/3121.57
370Tony Lock17 July 19523 April 1968496397428913.7413147174 7/3525.58
371Alan Moss15 January 195411 July 1960971612610.16165721 4/3529.80
372Charles Palmer6 February 195412 February 1954120222211.00300 - -
373Bob Appleyard1 July 195412 June 195699651 19*17.00159631 5/5117.87
374Jim McConnon22 July 195417 August 195423118119.002164 3/1918.50
375Jim Parks junior22 July 19545 March 1968466871962 108*32.16541 1/4351.00
376Peter Loader12 August 19545 January 19591319676175.84266239 6/3622.51
377Frank Tyson12 August 195418 March 195917243230 37*10.95345276 7/2718.56
378Keith Andrew26 November 195410 June 196324129159.6600 - -
379Colin Cowdrey26 November 195413 February 197511418815762418244.061190 - -
380Ken Barrington9 June 195530 July 19688213115680625658.67271529 3/444.82
381Fred Titmus23 June 195530 January 19755376111449 84*22.2915118153 7/7932.22
382Peter Richardson7 June 19569 July 196334561206112637.471203 2/1016.00
383Alan Oakman12 July 195631 July 195622014107.00480 - -
384Donald Smith20 June 195727 July 195734125 16*8.332701 1/1297.00
385Dick Richardson4 July 19579 July 1957110333333.0000 - -
386MJK Smith5 June 195818 July 197250786227812131.632141 1/10128.00
387Arthur Milton3 July 195820 June 1959691204 104*25.50240 - -
388Ted Dexter24 July 195827 August 1968621028450220547.89531766 4/1034.93
389Ray Illingworth24 July 195827 August 1973619011183611323.2411934122 6/2931.20
390Raman Subba Row24 July 195822 August 19611322198413746.8560 - -
391Roy Swetman9 January 195915 March 1960111722546516.9300 - -
392John Mortimore13 February 195928 July 19649122243 73*24.30216213 3/3656.38
393Tommy Greenhough4 June 195923 August 1960441421.33112916 5/3522.31
394Martin Horton4 June 195920 June 1959220605830.002382 2/2429.50
395Ken Taylor4 June 19596 July 1964350572411.40120 - -
396Geoff Pullar2 July 195930 January 196328494197417543.86661 1/137.00
397Harold Rhodes2 July 195928 July 19592110 0* -4499 4/5027.11

The 1960s

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
398David Allen6 January 19604 June 19663951159188825.5011297122 5/3030.97
399Bob Barber9 June 196011 June 196828453149518535.59342642 4/13243.00
400Peter Walker9 June 196011 July 19603401285232.00780 - -
401Doug Padgett21 July 196023 August 1960240513112.75120 - -
402John Murray8 June 19611 August 19672128550611222.0000 - -
403Jack Flavell27 July 19616 July 196446231147.757927 2/6552.42
404Alan Brown21 October 196116 November 19612113 3* -3233 3/2750.00
405Eric Russell21 October 19611 August 1967101813627021.291440 - -
406Butch White21 October 19617 February 1962220000.002204 3/6529.75
407David Smith11 November 196115 January 196255138349.509726 2/6059.83
408Barry Knight1 December 196112 August 19692938781212726.19537770 4/3831.75
409Geoff Millman30 December 196123 June 196267260 32*12.0000 - -
410Peter Parfitt30 December 196116 August 1972375261882 131*40.91132612 2/547.83
411Len Coldwell21 June 196223 June 19647759 6*4.50166822 6/8527.72
412Micky Stewart21 June 196226 January 196481213858735.0000 - -
413David Larter16 August 19629 August 1965107216103.20217237 5/5725.43
414Alan Smith30 November 196219 March 1963673118 69*29.5000 - -
415John Edrich6 June 196313 July 19767712795138 310*43.54300 - -
416Phil Sharpe4 July 196326 August 19691221478611146.2300 - -
417Brian Bolus25 July 196320 February 196471204968841.33180 - -
418Don Wilson10 January 19641 March 1971671754212.50147211 2/1742.36
419Jimmy Binks21 January 19643 February 1964240915522.7500 - -
420Jeff Jones21 January 19643 April 19681517938164.75354644 6/11840.20
421John Price21 January 196426 June 19721515666327.33272440 5/7335.02
422Geoffrey Boycott4 June 19646 January 1982108193238114 246*47.729447 3/4754.57
423Norman Gifford18 June 196426 June 197315209179 25*16.27308433 5/5531.09
424Tom Cartwright23 July 19649 August 19655722695.20161115 6/9436.26
425Fred Rumsey23 July 196427 July 196555330 21*15.00114517 4/2527.11
426Ian Thomson4 December 196417 February 1965541693923.0014889 2/5563.11
427Ken Palmer12 February 196517 February 1965110101010.003781 1/113189.00
428John Snow17 June 196527 July 19764971147727313.5412021202 7/4026.66
429David Brown22 July 196528 July 196926345342 44*11.79509879 5/4228.31
430Ken Higgs26 August 196511 June 1968151931856311.56411271 6/9120.74
431 Colin Milburn 2 June 1966 10 March 1969 9 16 2 654 139 46.71 0 0 - -
432 Basil D'Oliveira 16 June 1966 16 August 1972 44 70 8 2484 158 40.06 5706 47 3/46 39.55
433 Derek Underwood 30 June 1966 21 February 1982 86 116 35 937 45* 11.56 21862 297 8/51 25.83
434 Dennis Amiss 18 August 1966 12 July 1977 50 88 10 3612 262* 46.30 0 0 - -
435 Robin Hobbs 8 June 1967 13 July 1971 7 8 3 34 15* 6.79 1291 12 3/25 40.08
436 Geoff Arnold 10 August 1967 14 July 1975 34 46 11 421 59 12.02 7650 115 6/45 28.29
437 Alan Knott 10 August 1967 1 September 1981 95 149 15 4389 135 32.75 0 0 - -
438 Pat Pocock 29 February 1968 5 February 1985 25 37 4 206 33 6.24 6650 67 6/79 44.41
439 Keith Fletcher 25 July 1968 21 February 1982 59 96 14 3272 216 39.90 285 2 1/6 96.50
440 Roger Prideaux 25 July 1968 3 March 1969 3 6 1 102 64 20.39 12 0 - -
441 Bob Cottam 21 February 1969 4 January 1973 4 5 1 27 13 6.75 903 14 4/50 23.35
442 John Hampshire 26 June 1969 19 August 1975 8 16 1 403 107 26.86 0 0 - -
443 Alan Ward 24 July 1969 27 July 1976 5 6 1 40 21 8.00 761 14 4/61 32.35
444 Mike Denness 21 August 1969 14 July 1975 28 45 3 1667 188 39.69 0 0 - -

The 1970s

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
445 Brian Luckhurst 27 November 1970 17 December 1974 21 41 5 1298 131 36.05 57 1 1/9 32.00
446 Ken Shuttleworth 27 November 1970 8 June 1971 5 6 0 46 21 7.66 1071 12 5/47 35.58
447 Peter Lever 11 December 1970 5 August 1975 17 18 2 350 88* 21.87 3571 41 6/38 36.80
448 Bob Willis 9 January 1971 16 July 1984 90 128 55 840 28* 11.50 17357 325 8/43 25.19
449 Bob Taylor 25 February 1971 24 March 1984 57 83 12 1156 97 16.28 12 0 - -
450 Richard Hutton 17 June 1971 24 August 1971 5 8 2 219 81 36.50 738 9 3/72 28.55
451 John Jameson 5 August 1971 11 March 1974 4 8 0 214 82 26.75 42 1 1/17 17.00
452 Tony Greig 8 June 1972 30 August 1977 58 93 4 3599 148 40.43 9802 141 8/86 32.20
453 Barry Wood 10 August 1972 5 June 1978 12 21 0 454 90 21.61 98 0 - -
454 Tony Lewis 20 December 1972 12 June 1973 9 16 2 457 125 32.64 0 0 - -
455 Chris Old 30 December 1972 2 August 1981 46 66 9 845 65 14.82 8858 143 7/50 28.11
456 Jack Birkenshaw 25 January 1973 5 April 1974 5 7 0 148 64 21.14 1017 13 5/57 36.07
457 Graham Roope 25 January 1973 1 August 1978 21 32 4 860 77 30.71 172 0 - -
458 Frank Hayes 26 July 1973 27 July 1976 9 17 1 244 106* 15.25 0 0 - -
459 Mike Hendrick 6 June 1974 1 September 1981 30 35 15 128 15 6.40 6208 87 4/28 25.83
460 David Lloyd 20 June 1974 30 January 1975 9 15 2 552 214* 42.46 24 0 - -
461Graham Gooch10 July 19757 February 19951182156890033342.58265523 3/3946.47
462David Steele31 July 197517 August 1976816067310642.06882 1/119.50
463Bob Woolmer31 July 19757 July 198119342105914933.095464 1/874.75
464Phil Edmonds14 August 197511 August 19875165158756417.5012028125 7/6634.18
465Mike Brearley3 June 19761 September 19813966314429122.8800 - -
466Mike Selvey8 July 197616 February 197735315 5*7.504926 4/4157.16
467Chris Balderstone22 July 197617 August 197624039359.75961 1/8080.00
468Peter Willey22 July 197629 July 1986265061184 102*26.9010917 2/7365.14
469Geoff Miller12 August 19763 July 1984345141213 98*25.80514960 5/4430.98
470Graham Barlow17 December 197621 June 197735117 7*4.2500 - -
471John Lever17 December 197623 June 1986213153065311.76443373 7/4626.72
472Derek Randall1 January 197718 June 198447795247017433.37160 - -
473Roger Tolchard1 January 197716 February 19774721296725.8000 - -
474Sir Ian Botham28 July 197721 June 19921021616520020833.5421815383 8/3428.40
475Geoff Cope14 December 197723 January 1978330402213.338648 3/10234.62
476Brian Rose14 December 197718 February 198191623587025.5700 - -
477Mike Gatting18 January 19787 February 19957913814440920735.557524 1/1479.25
478Clive Radley24 February 197828 August 1978810048115848.1000 - -
479David Gower1 June 19789 August 199211720418823121544.25361 1/120.00
480John Emburey24 August 197830 July 199564962017137522.5315391147 7/7838.40
481David Bairstow30 August 197918 March 19814711255920.8300 - -
482Alan Butcher30 August 19794 September 1979120342017.00120 - -
483Graham Dilley14 December 197911 July 19894158195215613.358192138 6/3829.76

The 1980s

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
484Wayne Larkins1 February 19808 January 1991132514936420.5400 - -
485Graham Stevenson15 February 19801 April 198122128 27*28.003125 3/11136.60
486Chris Tavaré5 June 198011 July 198931562175514932.50300 - -
487Bill Athey28 August 198026 July 19882341191912322.9700 - -
488Paul Downton13 February 19815 July 1988304887857419.6200 - -
489Roland Butcher13 March 198115 April 1981350713214.1900 - -
490Robin Jackman13 March 198131 August 198246042177.00107014 4/11031.78
491Paul Allott13 August 19816 August 198513183213 52*14.19222526 6/6141.69
492Paul Parker27 August 19811 September 198112013136.5000 - -
493Geoff Cook17 February 19827 January 198371302036615.61420 - -
494Allan Lamb10 June 198221 June 19927913910465614236.09301 1/623.00
495Derek Pringle10 June 19829 August 1992305046956315.10528770 5/9535.97
496Ian Greig29 July 198216 August 198224026146.501884 4/5328.50
497Eddie Hemmings29 July 19828 January 1991162143839522.52443743 6/5842.44
498Graeme Fowler26 August 19825 February 198521370130720135.32180 - -
499Vic Marks26 August 198224 March 198461012498327.66108211 3/7844.00
500Norman Cowans12 November 198218 June 198519297175367.95345251 6/7739.27
501 Nick Cook 11 August 1983 29 August 1989 15 25 4 179 31 8.52 4174 52 6/65 32.48
502 Neil Foster 11 August 1983 21 June 1993 29 45 7 446 39 11.73 6261 88 8/107 32.85
503 Chris Smith 11 August 1983 23 June 1986 8 14 1 392 91 30.15 102 3 2/31 13.00
504 Tony Pigott 3 February 1984 5 February 1984 1 2 1 12 8* 12.00 102 2 2/75 37.50
505 Andy Lloyd 14 June 1984 18 June 1984 1 1 1 10 10* - 0 0 - -
506 Chris Broad 28 June 1984 27 June 1989 25 44 2 1661 162 39.54 6 0 - -
507 Paul Terry 12 July 1984 31 July 1984 2 3 0 16 8 5.33 0 0 - -
508 Jonathan Agnew 9 August 1984 6 August 1985 3 4 3 10 5 10.00 552 4 2/51 93.25
509 Richard Ellison 9 August 1984 10 June 1986 11 16 1 202 41 13.46 2264 35 6/77 29.94
510 Chris Cowdrey 28 November 1984 26 July 1988 6 8 1 101 38 14.42 399 4 2/65 77.25
511 Tim Robinson 28 November 1984 1 August 1989 29 49 5 1601 175 36.38 6 0 - -
512 Arnie Sidebottom 11 July 1985 16 July 1985 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 112 1 1/65 65.00
513 Les Taylor 15 August 1985 2 September 1985 2 1 1 1 1* - 381 4 2/34 44.50
514 David Smith 21 February 1986 5 April 1986 2 4 0 80 47 20.00 0 0 - -
515 Greg Thomas 21 February 1986 12 August 1986 5 10 4 83 31* 13.83 774 10 4/70 50.39
516 Wilf Slack 7 March 1986 23 June 1986 3 6 0 81 52 13.50 0 0 - -
517 Bruce French 19 June 1986 7 March 1988 16 21 4 308 59 18.11 0 0 - -
518 Mark Benson 3 July 1986 8 July 1986 1 2 0 51 30 25.50 0 0 - -
519 Neal Radford 3 July 1986 29 February 1988 3 4 1 21 12* 7.00 678 4 2/131 87.75
520 Martyn Moxon 24 July 1986 14 August 1989 10 17 1 455 99 28.43 48 0 - -
521 Gladstone Small 7 August 1986 5 February 1991 17 24 7 263 59 15.47 3927 55 5/48 34.01
522 Phillip DeFreitas 14 November 1986 11 June 1995 44 68 5 934 88 14.82 9838 140 7/70 33.57
523 Jack Richards 14 November 1986 8 August 1988 8 13 0 285 133 21.92 0 0 - -
524 James Whitaker 12 December 1986 16 December 1986 1 1 0 11 11 11.00 0 0 - -
525 Neil Fairbrother 4 June 1987 18 March 1993 10 15 1 219 83 15.64 12 0 - -
526 David Capel 2 June 1987 16 April 1990 15 25 1 374 98 15.58 2000 21 3/88 50.66
527 Paul Jarvis 12 February 1988 18 March 1993 9 15 2 132 29* 10.15 1912 21 4/107 45.95
528 John Childs 30 June 1988 8 August 1988 2 4 4 2 2* - 516 3 1/13 61.00
529 Tim Curtis 21 July 1988 14 August 1989 5 9 0 140 41 15.55 18 0 - -
530 Robin Smith 21 July 1988 4 January 1996 62 112 15 4236 175 43.67 24 0 - -
531 Rob Bailey 4 August 1988 16 April 1990 4 8 0 119 43 14.87 0 0 - -
532 Matthew Maynard 4 August 1988 24 February 1994 4 8 0 87 35 10.87 0 0 - -
533 Kim Barnett 25 August 1988 11 July 1989 4 7 0 207 80 29.57 36 0 - -
534 David Lawrence 25 August 1988 10 February 1992 5 6 0 60 34 10.00 1089 18 5/106 37.55
535 Phil Newport 25 August 1988 5 February 1991 3 5 1 110 40* 27.50 669 10 4/87 41.70
536 Jack Russell 25 August 1988 24 March 1998 54 86 16 1897 128* 27.10 0 0 - -
537 Angus Fraser 6 July 1989 29 December 1998 46 67 15 388 32 7.46 10876 177 8/53 27.32
538 Mike Atherton 10 August 1989 27 August 2001 115 212 7 7728 185* 37.69 408 2 1/20 151.00
539 Devon Malcolm 10 August 1989 23 August 1997 40 58 19 236 29 6.05 8480 128 9/57 37.09
540 Alan Igglesden 24 August 1989 22 March 1994 3 5 3 6 3* 3.00 555 6 2/91 54.83
541 John Stephenson 24 August 1989 29 August 1989 1 2 0 36 25 18.00 0 0 - -

The 1990s

English Test cricketers
No. Name Career Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Mdn Runs Wkts BB Avg Ca St
542Nasser Hussain1990-20049617116576420737.1930-15---67-
543Alec Stewart1990-200313323521846319039.5520-13---26314
544Chris Lewis1990-199632513110511723.0268522203490936/11137.5325-
545John Morris1990352713223.67------3-
546Neil Williams199011-383838.00246514822/14874.00--
547Phil Tufnell1990-200142592915322*5.101128850545601217/4737.6912-
548Graeme Hick1991-2001651146338317831.3230571281306234/12656.7890-
549Mark Ramprakash1991-200252926235015427.338951647741/2119.2539-
550Steve Watkin1991-199335-25135.0053417305114/6527.731-
551Richard Illingworth1991-199591471282818.29148577615194/9632.375-
552Hugh Morris199136-1154419.17------3-
553Dermot Reeve199235-1245924.8014986021/430.001-
554Ian Salisbury1992-2000152533685016.732492501539204/16376.955-
555Tim Munton19922212525*25.004051520042/2250.00--
556Neil Mallender199223-842.6744920215105/5021.50--
557Paul Taylor1993-19942423417*17.00288915631/1852.00--
558Richard Blakey199324-761.75------2-
559Andrew Caddick1993-200362951286149*10.371355850169992347/4629.9121-
560Peter Such1993-1999111656714*6.0931241351242376/6733.574-
561Mark Ilott1993-199556228157.00104238542123/4845.17--
562Mark Lathwell199324-783319.50--------
563Martin McCague1993-199435-21114.205931739064/12165.001-
564Graham Thorpe1993-2005100179286744200*44.66138737---105-
565Martin Bicknell1993-200347-45156.43108039543144/8438.792-
566Steve Rhodes1994-19951117529465*24.50------463
567Craig White1994-200230507105212124.4739591192220595/3237.6314-
568Darren Gough1994-20035886188556512.571182136965032296/4228.4013-
569John Crawley1994-2003376191800156*34.62------29-
570Joey Benjamin199411-00.0016838044/4220.00--
571Peter Martin1995-1997813-115298.85145273580174/6034.126-
572Dominic Cork1995-2002375688645918.00767826439061317/4329.8218-
573Jason Gallian199536-742812.3384162---1-
574Nick Knight1995-20011730-71911323.97------26-
575Mike Watkinson1995-199646116782*33.4067224348103/6434.801-
576Alan Wells199512133*3.00--------
577Ronnie Irani1996-199935-864117.201921011231/2237.332-
578Alan Mullally1996-200119274127245.5245252131812585/10531.246-
579Min Patel199622-452722.50276818011/101180.002-
580Mark Ealham1996-1998813321053*21.00106043488174/2128.714-
581Simon Brown19961211110*11.00198413821/6069.001-
582Robert Croft1996-20012134842137*16.1946191951825495/9537.2410-
583Chris Silverwood1996-200267329107.2582827444115/9140.362-
584Mark Butcher1997-20047113174288173*34.5890127541154/4236.0761-
585Dean Headley1997-199915264186318.453026821671606/6027.857-
586Andrew Michael Smith199712144*4.00138289-----
587Adam Hollioake1997-199846-654510.8314426722/3133.504-
588Ben Hollioake1997-199824-442811.00252419942/10549.752-
589Steve James199824-713617.75--------
590Ashley Giles1998-200654811314215920.891218039758061435/5740.6033-
591Andrew Flintoff1998-20097141178352816732.361360046567352065/5832.6949-
592Alex Tudor1998-20021016422999*19.08151251963285/4434.393-
593Warren Hegg1998-199924-30157.50------8-
594Aftab Habib199923-26198.67--------
595Chris Read1999-2007152343605518.94------486
596Ed Giddins1999-20004731072.5044421240125/1520.00--
597Darren Maddy1999-200034-462411.5084140---4-
598Chris Adams1999-200058-1043113.0012055911/4259.006-
599Gavin Hamilton199912-00.0090163-----
600Michael Vaughan1999-2008821479571919741.449782156162/7193.5044-

The 21st century

The period has been a successful one for England, who went through 2004 undefeated, and who, until late 2005, won six consecutive Test series. Players such as Collingwood (622) has now become a regular, as has Sidebottom (604) after a surprise recall after 6 years out of Test Cricket. The debuts of new players of South Asian extraction, such as Monty Panesar, Owais Shah and Sajid Mahmood, suggests a new potentially rich seam of talent may become available to the English team.

English Test cricketers
No. Name Career Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Mdn Runs Wkts BB Avg Ca St
601Chris Schofield200023-675722.33108273-----
602Matthew Hoggard2000-2008679227473387.271390949375642487/6130.5024-
603Marcus Trescothick2000-20067614310582521943.79300615511/34155.0095-
604Ryan Sidebottom2001-20102231113133115.6548121882231797/4728.245-
605Ian Ward20015911293916.13------1-
606Usman Afzaal2001361835416.6054-4911/4949.00--
607James Ormond2001241381812.673721218521/7092.50--
608Richard Dawson2001-2003713311419*11.40111620677114/13461.553-
609James Foster2001-200271232264825.11------171
610Simon Jones2002-2005181852054415.772821781666596/5328.244-
611Steve Harmison2002-2009624842374249*12.161319242670912227/1231.947-
612Robert Key2002-20051526177522131.00------11-
613James Anderson2003-20104663304683414.18943032254311567/4334.8118-
614Anthony McGrath200345-2018140.2010215643/1614.003-
615Richard Johnson200334-592614.7554725275166/3317.19--
616James Kirtley200347132125.33107950561196/3429.533-
617Ed Smith200335-876417.40------5-
618Kabir Ali200312-1095.00216513653/8027.20--
619Gareth Batty2003-20057811443820.57139434733113/5566.643-
620Rikki Clarke200323-965532.00174116042/715.001-
621Martin Saggers2003-200433-110.334932024772/2935.291-
622Paul Collingwood2003-20105710010390920643.43164743912153/2360.8075-
623Geraint Jones2004-200634534117210023.91------1285
624Andrew Strauss2004-2010711305543617743.48------77-
625Ian Bell2004-201053959345719940.1910837611/3376.0048-
626Kevin Pietersen2005-2010581044482422648.24789954841/0137.0032-
627Shaun Udal2005-200647110933*18.175961334484/1443.001-
628Liam Plunkett2005-2007913212644*11.45153839916233/1739.823-
629Ian Blackwell200611-444.00114271-----
630Alastair Cook2006-201052945379616042.656-1-0/1-34-
631Monty Panesar2006-2009395117187265.50904230843311266/3734.379-
632Owais Shah2006-2009610-2698826.9030-31-0/12-2-
633Sajid Mahmood2006811181348.10113025762204/2250.31--
634Jon Lewis200612-272013.50246912233/6840.66--
635Matthew Prior2007-2010274471484131*40.10------562
636Chris Tremlett20073515025*12.5085936386133/1229.691-
637Ravi Bopara2007-20091015050214333.46296719911/39199.005-
638Stuart Broad2007-2010263868437626.3451171702725776/9135.387-
639Tim Ambrose2008-20091116144710229.80------31-
640Darren Pattinson2008-120211310.5018129622/9548.00--
641Graeme Swann2008-2010162155258532.8141811322114695/5430.6412-
642Amjad Khan200910------17411/111174.00--
643Tim Bresnan2009230999.00186-9733/4532.332-
644Graham Onions2009-20108107301710.00142943869285/3831.041-
645Jonathan Trott2009-201059035011938.896605800/9-1-
646Michael Carberry2010120643432.33------1-
647Steven Finn201032233*-60028364135-8728.001-
648James Tredwell2010110373737.003901318164-8230.161-
649Eoin Morgan2010110444444.00------1-
650Ajmal Shahzad20101-------------
651Samit Patel2012–5701093315.576061925742/2764.252-
652Jonny Bairstow2012–5711969532.66------5-
653James Taylor2012–230483416.00------2-
654Nick Compton2012–4822085734.66------1-
655Joe Root2012–121937393.006050--0-

Notes

Rest of the World cricketers

The 1970 series

In 1970 the proposed tour of England by South Africa was cancelled in the wake of protests against the policy of apartheid then in place in South Africa. To replace the South African tourists five games were played in England between England and a Rest of the World side. At the time, these matches were billed as full Tests and treated as such by the players and the English authorities. Later, the ICC ruled that these matches did not have Test status. Only one player, Alan Jones failed to win a cap in another series, and so is the only player ever to have won a Test cap, only to have it taken away. Had these matches retained Test status, the above records would have been amended as follows (the number of Test cap refers to the actual number as shown above, not what that number would have been had these matches retained Test status):

English Test cricketers
No. Name First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
379 Colin Cowdrey 26 November 1954 13 February 1975 118 196 15 7865 182 43.45 119 0 n/a n/a
389 Ray Illingworth 24 July 1958 27 August 1973 66 99 11 2312 113 26.27 12918 133 6/29 32.09
415 John Edrich 6 June 1963 13 July 1976 79 131 9 5234 310* 42.90 30 0 n/a n/a
416 Phil Sharpe 4 July 1963 22 June 1970 13 23 4 792 111 41.68 0 0 n/a n/a
418 Don Wilson 10 January 1964 1 March 1971 8 11 2 82 42 9.11 1952 15 2/17 44.73
422 Geoff Boycott 4 June 1964 6 January 1982 110 197 23 8374 246* 48.13 944 7 3/47 54.57
428 John Snow 17 June 1965 27 July 1976 54 80 16 875 73 13.67 13355 221 7/40 27.46
429 David Brown 22 July 1965 21 July 1970 28 37 5 390 44* 12.19 5392 82 5/42 29.63
432 Basil D'Oliveira 16 June 1966 16 August 1972 48 77 8 2792 158 40.46 6430 56 4/43 39.16
433 Derek Underwood 30 June 1966 21 February 1982 89 121 35 966 45* 11.23 22581 304 8/51 26.17
434 Dennis Amiss 18 August 1966 12 July 1977 51 90 10 3671 262* 45.89 0 0 n/a n/a
437 Alan Knott 10 August 1967 1 September 1981 100 158 17 4599 135 32.62 0 0 n/a n/a
439 Keith Fletcher 26 July 1968 21 February 1982 63 104 15 3612 216 40.58 297 2 1/6 102.50
443 Alan Ward 24 July 1969 27 July 1976 6 8 1 51 21 7.29 979 18 4/61 31.89
444 Mike Denness 21 August 1969 14 July 1975 29 47 3 1704 188 38.73 0 0 n/a n/a
445 Brian Luckhurst 17 June 1970 17 December 1974 26 51 6 1706 131 37.91 57 1 1/9 32.00
446 Ken Shuttleworth 17 June 1970 8 June 1971 6 8 2 47 21 7.83 1197 12 5/47 42.67
447 Peter Lever 13 August 1970 5 August 1975 18 20 3 363 88* 21.35 3829 48 7/83 33.88
452 Tony Greig 2 July 1970 30 August 1977 62 98 4 3695 148 39.31 10348 152 8/86 31.77
455 Chris Old 30 July 1970 2 August 1981 48 70 9 887 65 14.54 9266 145 7/50 28.99
- Alan Jones 17 June 1970 22 June 1970 1 2 0 5 5 2.50 0 0 n/a n/a

The 2005/6 series

In October 2005 the first ever ICC Super Series was contested. It included a six-day game between the World Champions as of the start of 2005, who were Australia, and the Rest of the World. This game was awarded Test status by the ICC. The records given above only state the records for matches played for England. The complete Test match records for the England players who competed in this Test match are shown below together with the full records of other players who have played Test cricket for more than one team.

Players who have played Test cricket for more than one team

A number of cricketers have played Test match cricket for England and another Test match team. The cap numbers refer to the England cap numbers that are given above. The complete records for these players is below:

English Test cricketers
No. Name Team First Test Last Test Matches Innings NO Runs High Avg Balls Wkts BB Avg
31 Billy Midwinter Australia 15 March 1877 1 March 1887 8 14 1 174 37 13.38 949 14 5/78 23.78
England 31 December 1881 14 March 1882 4 7 0 95 36 13.57 776 10 4/81 27.20
Total 15 March 1877 1 March 1887 12 21 1 269 37 13.45 1725 24 5/78 23.78
65 Frank Hearne England 12 March 1889 26 March 1889 2 2 0 47 27 23.50 0 0 - -
South Africa 19 March 1892 2 April 1906 4 8 0 121 30 15.12 62 2 2/40 20.00
Total 12 March 1889 2 April 1906 6 10 0 168 30 16.80 62 2 2/40 20.00
75 John Ferris Australia 28 January 1877 12 August 1890 8 16 4 98 20* 8.16 2,030 48 5/26 14.25
England 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 16 16 16.00 272 13 7/37 7.00
Total 28 January 1877 22 March 1892 9 17 4 114 20* 8.76 2,302 61 7/37 12.70
79 Billy Murdoch Australia 31 March 1877 12 August 1890 18 33 5 896 211 32.00 0 0 n/a n/a
England 19 March 1892 22 March 1892 1 1 0 12 12 12.00 0 0 n/a n/a
Total 31 March 1877 22 March 1892 19 34 5 908 211 31.31 0 0 n/a n/a
100 Sammy Woods Australia 16 July 1888 31 August 1888 3 6 0 32 18 5.33 217 5 2/35 24.20
England 13 February 1896 23 March 1896 3 4 0 122 53 30.50 195 5 3/28 25.80
Total 16 July 1888 23 March 1896 6 10 0 154 53 15.40 412 10 3/28 25.00
115 Frank Mitchell England 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 88 41 22.00 0 0 n/a n/a
South Africa 27 May 1912 17 July 1912 3 6 0 28 12 4.66 0 0 n/a n/a
Total 14 February 1899 17 July 1912 5 10 0 116 41 11.60 0 0 n/a n/a
116 Albert Trott Australia 11 January 1895 6 March 1895 3 5 3 205 85* 102.50 474 9 8/43 21.33
England 14 February 1899 4 April 1899 2 4 0 23 16 5.75 474 17 5/49 11.64
Total 11 January 1895 4 April 1899 5 9 3 228 85* 38.00 948 26 8/43 15.00
265 Nawab of Pataudi Sr. England 2 December 1932 12 June 1934 3 5 0 144 102 28.80 0 0 n/a n/a
India 22 June 1946 20 August 1946 3 5 0 55 22 11.00 0 0 n/a n/a
Total 2 December 1932 20 August 1946 6 10 0 199 102 19.90 0 0 n/a n/a
591 Andrew Flintoff England 23 July 1998 2 January 2007 66 108 6 3331 167 32.65 12,358 190 5/58 32.63
ICC World XI 14 October 2005 17 October 2005 1 2 0 50 35 25.00 204 7 4/59 15.28
Total 23 July 1998 2 January 2007 67 110 6 3381 167 32.50 12,562 197 5/58 32.02
611 Steve Harmison England 8 August 2002 9 March 2008 56 75 19 641 42 11.44 12,222 208 7/12 31.50
ICC World XI 14 October 2005 17 October 2005 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 183 4 3/41 25.25
Total 8 August 2002 22 December 2007 57 77 19 642 42 11.06 12,405 212 7/12 31.39

See also

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