Largest/smallest differences in average ages of opposing teams

Largest/smallest differences in average ages of opposing teams

Post by Aslam Siddiqu » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 03:38:47

A. Difference of at least 7 years in the average ages of the opposing
sides in a Test match (average ages on the first day of the match):

WI  (27-168) v Eng (36-336)  Georgetown    Feb 21, 1930
WI  (28-130) v Eng (37-197)  Kingston      Apr  3, 1930
Eng (35-196) v SAf (26-147)  Manchester    Jul 27, 1929
WI  (28-13)  v Eng (37-39)   Bridgetown    Jan 11, 1930
Eng (34-136) v SAf (25-277)  Leeds         Jul 13, 1929
WI  (29-330) v Eng (37-147)  Port-of-Spain Feb  1, 1930
Eng (32-103) v Pak (24-315)  Lord's        Jun 10, 1954
Aus (31-182) v BD  (24-37)   Darwin        Jul 18, 2003
Pak (24-222) v Aus (31-349)  Sharjah(3)    Oct 19, 2002
Aus (32-105) v Pak (25-13)   Melbourne     Dec 26, 2004
Aus (31-189) v BD  (24-129)  Cairns        Jul 25, 2003
Eng (33-289) v SAf (26-238)  The Oval      Aug 17, 1929

B. Difference of 5 or fewer days in the average age of the opposing
sides in a Test match:

Eng (32-284) v SAf (32-285)  Birmingham    Jun 14, 1924
Eng (30-118) v WI  (30-119)  Manchester    Jun  2, 1966
Ind (28-21)  v SL  (28-20)   Mohali        Nov 19, 1997
Eng (28-291) v WI  (28-293)  The Oval      Jul 24, 1980
Eng (35-333) v Aus (35-336)  Nottingham    Jun 12, 1926
Eng (27-3)   v Pak (27-0)    The Oval      Aug 17, 2006
NZ  (29-96)  v Eng (29-100)  Wellington    Mar  3, 1988
Eng (29-277) v Aus (29-272)  Nottingham    Jun  7, 1956

Bonus:
Lowest combined average age of both sides in a Test match:
BD  (24-80) v Zim (21-27)  Dhaka       Jan 14, 2005

Highest combined average age of both sides in a Test match:
Eng (36-66) v Aus (35-81)  Manchester  Jul 24, 1926

Note: The last time the average age of an Australian Test side was less
than 30 was against England at Leeds in 2001. They have played 64 Tests
since then.

aslam
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