List of England Test cricketers

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This is a list of England Test cricketers. A Test match is an international two-innings per side cricket match between two of the leading cricketing nations. The list is arranged in the order in which each player won his Test cap by playing for the England cricket team. 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.

Contents

Statistics are correct as of the end of England's Test series in South Africa (27 January 2020). [1] [2] [3]

Key

General

  • Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCaptain [4]
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngWicket-keeper [5]
  • First – Year of Test debut for England
  • Last – Year of latest Test for England
  • Mat – Number of Test appearances for England

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Early years: 1877–1889

Arthur Shrewsbury (35) who was a leading figure in organising tours to Australia. Arthur Shrewsbury.jpg
Arthur Shrewsbury (35) who was a leading figure in organising tours to Australia.

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 (56) 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.

England Test cricketers who made their debut between 1877–1889
Cap NameFirstLastMat Runs HS Avg Balls Wkt BBI Ave Ca St Ref(s)
Batting Bowling Fielding
1 Tom Armitage 187718772332111.0012000 [6]
2 Henry Charlwood 187718772633615.75000 [7]
3 Tom Emmett 1877188271604813.3372897/6831.5590 [8]
4 Andrew Greenwood 187718772774919.25020 [9]
5 Allen Hill 1877187721014950.5034074/2718.5710 [10]
6 Harry Jupp 187718772686317.00020 [11]
7 James Lillywhite  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18771877216108.0034084/7015.7510 [12]
8 John Selby  Dagger-14-plain.png1877188262567023.27010 [13]
9 Alfred Shaw  Double-dagger-14-plain.png1877188271114010.091,096125/3823.7540 [14]
10 James Southerton 187718772763.5026374/4615.2820 [15]
11 George Ulyett 187718902594914924.332,627507/3620.40190 [16]
12 Charlie Absolom 187918791585229.00000 [17]
13 George Harris  Double-dagger-14-plain.png1879188441455229.0032020 [18]
14 Leland Hone  Dagger-14-plain.png1879187911376.50020 [19]
15 A. N. Hornby  Double-dagger-14-plain.png1879188432193.502811/00.0000 [20]
16 A. P. Lucas 1879188451575519.62120010 [21]
17 Francis MacKinnon 187918791552.50000 [22]
18 Vernon Royle 187918791211810.5016020 [23]
19 Sandford Schultz 187918791202020.003411/1626.0000 [24]
20 A. J. Webbe 187918791442.00020 [25]
21 Billy Barnes 188018902172513423.382,289516/2815.54190 [26]
22 E. M. Grace 188018801363618.00010 [27]
23 Fred Grace 188018801000.00020 [28]
24 W. G. Grace  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18801899221,09817032.2966692/1226.22390 [29]
25 Alfred Lyttelton  Dagger-14-plain.png188018844943115.664844/194.7520 [30]
26 Fred Morley 18801883462*1.50972165/5618.5040 [31]
27 Frank Penn 1880188015027*50.0012000 [32]
28 A. G. Steel  Double-dagger-14-plain.png188018881360014835.291,360293/6720.8650 [33]
29 Dick Barlow 18811887175916222.732,456347/4022.55140 [34]
30 Billy Bates 18811887156566427.332,364507/2816.4290 [35]
31 Billy Midwinter 188118824953613.57776104/8127.2050 [lower-alpha 1] [36]
32 Ted Peate 188118869701311.662,096316/8522.0320 [37]
33 Dick Pilling  Dagger-14-plain.png18811888891237.580104 [38]
34 William Scotton 18811887155109022.1720040 [39]
35 Arthur Shrewsbury  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18811893231,27716435.47120290 [40]
36 Maurice Read 18821893174615717.07080 [41]
37 Charles Studd 1882188351604820.0038432/3532.6650 [42]
38 Ivo Bligh  Double-dagger-14-plain.png188218834621910.33070 [43]
39 Charles Leslie 1882188341065415.149643/3111.0010 [44]
40 Walter Read  Double-dagger-14-plain.png188218931872011727.69600160 [45]
41 George Studd 1882188343194.42080 [46]
42 Edward Tylecote  Dagger-14-plain.png1882188661526619.00055 [47]
43 George Vernon 1882188311411*14.00000 [48]
44 Tim O'Brien  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18841896559207.37040 [49]
45 Stanley Christopherson 188418841171717.0013611/5269.0000 [50]
46 William Attewell 188418921015043*16.662,850284/4222.3590 [51]
47 Johnny Briggs 188418993381512118.115,3321188/1117.75120 [52]
48 Wilfred Flowers 1884189382545618.14858145/4621.1420 [53]
49 Joe Hunter  Dagger-14-plain.png1884188559339*18.60083 [54]
50 Bobby Peel 18841896204278314.725,2161017/3116.98170 [55]
51 George Lohmann 188618961821362*8.873,8301129/2810.75280 [56]
52 William Gunn 1887189911392102*21.77050 [57]
53 Mordecai Sherwin  Dagger-14-plain.png1887188833021*15.00052 [58]
54 Reginald Wood 188718871663.00000 [59]
55 Billy Newham 188818881261713.00000 [60]
56 Andrew Stoddart  Double-dagger-14-plain.png188818981699617335.5716221/1047.0060 [61]
57 Bobby Abel 1888190213744132*37.200130 [62]
58 John Shuter 188818881282828.00000 [63]
59 Frank Sugg 188818882553127.50000 [64]
60 Henry Wood  Dagger-14-plain.png188818924204134*68.00021 [65]
61 Monty Bowden  Double-dagger-14-plain.png188918892252512.50010 [66]
62 Charles Coventry 188918892131213.00000 [67]
63 Arnold Fothergill 188918892333216.5032184/1911.2500 [68]
64 Basil Grieve 1889188924014*40.00000 [69]
65 Frank Hearne 188918892472723.50010 [lower-alpha 2] [70]
66 Aubrey Smith 188918891333.0015475/198.7100 [71]
67 Joseph McMaster 188918891000.00000 [72]

Golden Age: 1890–1914

Wilfred Rhodes (121) in action. Wilfred Rhodes.jpg
Wilfred Rhodes (121) in action.

The period between 1890 and 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.

England Test cricketers who made their debut between 1890–1914
Cap NameFirstLastMat Runs HS Avg Balls Wkt BBI Ave Ca St Ref(s)
Batting Bowling Fielding
68 Gregor MacGregor  Dagger-14-plain.png189018938963112.000143 [73]
69 James Cranston 189018901311615.50010 [74]
70 Frederick Martin 18901892214137.00410146/5010.0720 [75]
71 John Sharpe 189018923442622.00975116/8427.7220 [76]
72 George Bean 189218923925018.40040 [77]
73 Victor Barton 189218921232323.00000 [78]
74 William Chatterton 189218921484848.00000 [79]
75 J. J. Ferris 189218921161616.00272137/377.0000 [lower-alpha 1] [80]
76 Alec Hearne 189218921999.00010 [81]
77 George Hearne 189218921000.00000 [82]
78 Jack T. Hearne 1892189912126409.002,976496/4122.0840 [83]
79 Billy Murdoch  Dagger-14-plain.png189218921121212.00001 [lower-alpha 1] [84]
80 Dick Pougher 189218921171717.0010533/268.6620 [85]
81 Hylton Philipson  Dagger-14-plain.png18921895563309.00083 [86]
82 Stanley Jackson  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18931905201,415144*48.791,587245/5233.29100 [87]
83 Bill Lockwood 189319021223152*17.761,973437/7120.5340 [88]
84 Arthur Mold 18931893300*0.0049173/4433.4210 [89]
85 Ted Wainwright 1893189851324914.66127020 [90]
86 Albert Ward 18931895748711737.46010 [91]
87 Bill Brockwell 1893189972024916.8358253/3361.8060 [92]
88 Tom Richardson 189318981417725*11.064,498888/9425.2250 [93]
89 Jack Brown 18941899847014036.1535070 [94]
90 Francis Ford 1894189551684818.6620411/47129.0050 [95]
91 Leslie Gay  Dagger-14-plain.png189418941373318.50031 [96]
92 Archie MacLaren  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18941909351,93114033.870290 [97]
93 Hugh Bromley-Davenport 1896189941288421.3315542/4624.5010 [98]
94 Harry Butt  Dagger-14-plain.png18961896322137.33011 [99]
95 C. B. Fry  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18961912261,22314432.18100170 [100]
96 Martin Hawke  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18961899555307.85030 [101]
97 Tom Hayward 18961909351,99913734.46893144/2236.71190 [102]
98 Arthur Hill 18961896325112462.754044/82.0010 [103]
99 Audley Miller 1896189612420*000 [104]
100 Sammy Woods 1896189631225330.5019553/2825.8040 [lower-alpha 1] [105]
101 Charles Wright 1896189631257131.25000 [106]
102 Christopher Heseltine 18961896218189.0015755/3816.8030 [107]
103 Ted Tyler 189618961000.0014543/4916.2500 [108]
104 Dick Lilley  Dagger-14-plain.png18961909359038420.522511/2323.007022 [109]
105 Ranjitsinhji 189619021599917544.959711/2339.00130 [110]
106 Teddy Wynyard 189619063723012.0024000 [111]
107 Frank Druce 1897189852526428.00050 [112]
108 George Hirst 18971909247908522.574,010595/4830.00180 [113]
109 Jack Mason 1897189851293212.9032421/874.5030 [114]
110 Bill Storer  Dagger-14-plain.png1897189962155119.5416821/2454.00110 [115]
111 Jack Board  Dagger-14-plain.png1899190661082910.80083 [116]
112 Willis Cuttell 189918992652116.2528563/1712.1620 [117]
113 Schofield Haigh 1899191211113257.531,294246/1125.9180 [118]
114 Frank Milligan 189918992583814.5045010 [119]
115 Frank Mitchell 189918992884122.00020 [lower-alpha 2] [120]
116 Albert Trott 18991899223165.75474175/4911.6400 [lower-alpha 1] [121]
117 Johnny Tyldesley 18991909311,66113830.750160 [122]
118 Pelham Warner  Double-dagger-14-plain.png1899191215622132*23.92030 [123]
119 Clem Wilson 189918992421814.00000 [124]
120 Alfred Archer 1899189913124*31.00000 [125]
121 Wilfred Rhodes 18991930582,32517930.198,2251278/6826.96600 [126]
122 Gilbert Jessop 189919121856910421.88732104/6835.40110 [127]
123 Walter Mead 189918991773.5026511/9191.0010 [128]
124 Charlie Townsend 189918992513817.0014033/5025.0000 [129]
125 Willie Quaife 1899190272286819.0015040 [130]
126 Sailor Young 189918992434321.50556124/3021.8310 [131]
127 Bill Bradley 1899189922323*23.0062555/6738.8300 [132]
128 Arthur Jones  Double-dagger-14-plain.png18991909122913413.8522833/7344.33150 [133]
129 Sydney Barnes 190119142724238*8.067,8731899/10316.43120 [134]
130 Colin Blythe 1901191019183279.634,5461008/5918.6360 [135]
131 Len Braund 190119082398710425.973,805478/8138.51390 [136]
132 John Gunn 190119056852410.62999185/7621.5030 [137]
133 Charlie McGahey 19021902238189.50010 [138]
134 Lionel Palairet 190219022492012.25020 [139]
135 Fred Tate 19021902195*9.009622/725.5020 [140]
136 Ted Arnold 19031907101604013.331,677315/3725.4180 [141]
137 Bernard Bosanquet 1903190571472713.36970258/10724.1690 [142]
138 R. E. Foster  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19031907860228746.300130 [143]
139 Albert Relf 19031914134166323.111,764255/8524.96140 [144]
140 Arthur Fielder 190419086782011.141,491266/8227.3440 [145]
141 Albert Knight 1904190438170*16.20010 [146]
142 David Denton 190519101142410420.19080 [147]
143 Arnold Warren 190519051777.0023665/5718.8310 [148]
144 Walter Brearley 1905191242111*7.00705175/11021.1100 [149]
145 Reggie Spooner 190519121048111932.06040 [150]
146 Jack Crawford 19061908124697422.332,203395/4829.48130 [151]
147 Frederick Fane  Double-dagger-14-plain.png190619101468214326.23060 [152]
148 Ernie Hayes 190619125863510.759011/2852.0020 [153]
149 Walter Lees 1906190656625*11.001,256266/7817.9620 [154]
150 Leonard Moon  Dagger-14-plain.png1906190641823622.75040 [155]
151 John Hartley 1906190621593.7519211/62115.0020 [156]
152 Neville Knox 190719072248*8.0012632/3935.0000 [157]
153 George Gunn 19071930151,120122*40.00120150 [158]
154 Joe Hardstaff senior 1907190853117231.10010 [159]
155 Kenneth Hutchings 19071909734112628.419011/581.0090 [160]
156 Dick Young  Dagger-14-plain.png19071908227136.75060 [161]
157 Jack Hobbs 19081930615,41021156.9437611/19165.00170 [162]
158 Joe Humphries  Dagger-14-plain.png19081908344168.80070 [163]
159 George Thompson 1909191062736330.331,367234/5027.7350 [164]
160 John King 190919091646032.0016211/9999.0000 [165]
161 Jack Sharp 19091909318810547.0018333/6737.0010 [166]
162 Douglas Carr 190919091000.0041475/14640.2800 [167]
163 Frank Woolley 19091934643,28315436.076,495837/7633.91640 [168]
164 Morice Bird 19101914102806115.0025983/1115.0050 [169]
165 Claude Buckenham 19101910543176.141,182215/11528.2320 [170]
166 H. D. G. Leveson Gower  Double-dagger-14-plain.png191019103953123.75010 [171]
167 George Simpson-Hayward 19101910510529*15.00898236/4318.2610 [172]
168 Herbert Strudwick  Dagger-14-plain.png1910192628230247.9306112 [173]
169 Neville Tufnell  Dagger-14-plain.png191019101141414.00001 [174]
170 Johnny Douglas  Double-dagger-14-plain.png191119252396211929.152,812455/4633.0290 [175]
171 Frank Foster 19111912113307123.572,447456/9120.57110 [176]
172 Jack W. Hearne 191119262480611426.002,926305/4948.73130 [177]
173 Septimus Kinneir 191119111523026.00000 [178]
174 Phil Mead 19111928171,185182*49.37040 [179]
175 Bill Hitch 19121921710351*14.7146272/3146.4240 [180]
176 Tiger Smith  Dagger-14-plain.png1912191311113228.690173 [181]
177 Joe Vine 191219122463646.00000 [182]
178 Harry Dean 1912191231085.00447114/1913.9020 [183]
179 Major Booth 191319142463223.0031274/4918.5700 [184]
180 Lionel Tennyson  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19131921934574*31.366060 [185]

Inter-war years: 1919–1939

England Test cricketers who made their debut between 1919–1939
Cap NameFirstLastMat Runs HS Avg Balls Wkt BBI Ave Ca St Ref(s)
Batting Bowling Fielding
181 Patsy Hendren 19201935513,525205*47.634711/3231.00330 [186]
182 Cec Parkin 19201924101603612.302,095325/3835.2530 [187]
183 Jack Russell 192019231091014056.87080 [188]
184 Abe Waddington 1920192121674.0027611/35119.0010 [189]
185 Harry Howell 1920192451557.5091874/11579.8500 [190]
186 Harry Makepeace 19201921427911734.87000 [191]
187 Percy Fender 19211929133806019.002,178295/9040.86140 [192]
188 Arthur Dolphin  Dagger-14-plain.png192119211110.50010 [193]
189 Rockley Wilson 1921192111055.0012332/2812.0000 [194]
190 Percy Holmes 1921193273578827.46030 [195]
191 Vallance Jupp 1921192882083817.331,301284/3722.0050 [196]
192 Donald Knight 192119212543813.50010 [197]
193 Tom Richmond 192119211643.0011422/6943.0000 [198]
194 Ernest Tyldesley 192119291499012255.003020 [199]
195 Alfred Dipper 192119211514025.50000 [200]
196 Jack Durston 19211921186*8.0020254/10227.2000 [201]
197 John Evans 19211921118149.00000 [202]
198 Nigel Haig 1921193051264714.001,026133/7334.4640 [203]
199 George Brown  Dagger-14-plain.png1921192372998429.90093 [204]
200 Andy Ducat 192119211532.50010 [205]
201 Wally Hardinge 192119211302515.00000 [206]
202 Jack White  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19211931152392918.384,801498/12632.2660 [207]
203 Charlie Hallows 192119282422642.00000 [208]
204 Charlie Parker 19211921133*16822/3216.0000 [209]
205 Andy Sandham 192119301487932538.21040 [210]
206 Arthur Carr  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19221929112376319.75030 [211]
207 Arthur Gilligan  Double-dagger-14-plain.png192219251120939*16.072,404366/729.0530 [212]
208 Alec Kennedy 1922192359341*15.501,683315/7619.3250 [213]
209 Frank Mann 1922192352818435.12040 [214]
210 Greville Stevens  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19221930102636915.471,186205/9032.4090 [215]
211 George Macaulay 1923193381127618.661,701245/6427.5850 [216]
212 George Street  Dagger-14-plain.png192319231117*11.00001 [217]
213 Percy Chapman  Double-dagger-14-plain.png192419312692512128.90400320 [218]
214 Roy Kilner 1924192692337433.282,368244/5130.5860 [219]
215 Herbert Sutcliffe 19241935544,55519460.730230 [220]
216 Maurice Tate 19241935391,198100*25.4812,5231556/4226.16110 [221]
217 George Wood  Dagger-14-plain.png192419243763.50051 [222]
218 Dick Tyldesley 19241930747297.831,615193/5032.5710 [223]
219 George Duckworth  Dagger-14-plain.png192419362423439*14.6204515 [224]
220 George Geary 19241934142496615.563,810467/7029.41130 [225]
221 Jack MacBryan 192419241000 [226]
222 Tich Freeman 192419291215450*14.003,732667/7125.8640 [227]
223 William Whysall 1925193042097629.8516070 [228]
224 Fred Root 19261926364284/8424.2510 [229]
225 Harold Larwood 19261933214859819.404,969786/3228.35150 [230]
226 Ewart Astill 1927193091904012.662,182254/5834.2470 [231]
227 Wally Hammond  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19271947857,249336*58.457,969835/3637.801100 [232]
228 Geoffrey Legge 19271930529919649.8330010 [233]
229 Ian Peebles 1927193113982610.882,882456/6330.9150 [234]
230 Rony Stanyforth  Dagger-14-plain.png192719284136*2.60072 [235]
231 Bob Wyatt  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19271937401,83914931.701,395183/435.66160 [236]
232 Sam Staples 192819283653913.001,149153/5029.0000 [237]
233 Eddie Dawson 1928193051755519.44000 [238]
234 Harry Elliott  Dagger-14-plain.png1928193446137*15.25083 [239]
235 Douglas Jardine  Double-dagger-14-plain.png19281934221,29612748.0060260 [240]
236 Harry Smith  Dagger-14-plain.png192819281777.00010 [241]
237 Maurice Leyland 19281938412,76418746.061,10363/9197.50130 [242]
238 K. S. Duleepsinhji 192919311299517358.5260100 [243]
239 Tom Killick 192919292813120.25020 [244]
240 Jack O'Connor 1929193041535121.8516211/3172.0020 [245]
241 Walter Robins  Double-dagger-14-plain.png192919371961210826.603,318646/3227.46120 [246]
242 Ted Bowley 19291930525210936.00252020 [247]
243 Fred Barratt 19291930528179.3375051/847.0020 [248]
244 Les Ames  Dagger-14-plain.png19291939472,43414940.5607423 [249]
245 Nobby Clark 19291934836109.001,931325/9828.0900 [250]
246 Maurice Allom 193019315148*14.00817145/3818.9200 [251]
247 Tich Cornford  Dagger-14-plain.png19301930436189.00053 [252]
248 Harold Gilligan 193019304713217.75000 [253]
249 Stan Nichols 193019391435578*29.582,565416/3528.09110 [254]
250 Maurice Turnbull 1930193692246120.36010 [255]
251 Stan Worthington 19301937932112829.1863382/1939.5080 [256]
252 Freddie Calthorpe  Double-dagger-14-plain.png1930193041294918.4220411/3891.0030 [257]
253 Bill Voce 19301947273086613.396,360987/7027.88150 [258]
254 Leslie Townsend 193019344974016.1639962/2234.1620 [259]
255 Gubby Allen  Double-dagger-14-plain.png193019482575012224.194,386817/8029.37200 [260]
256 Tom Goddard 1930193981386.501,563226/2926.7230 [261]
257 Bill Farrimond  Dagger-14-plain.png1931193541163516.57052 [262]
258 Harry Lee 19311931119189.50000 [263]
259 Johnny Arnold 193119311343417.00000 [264]
260 Fred Bakewell 19311935640910745.4418030 [265]
261 Freddie Brown