England's youngest player was only 17 years old.
Wilfred Rhodes was the most famous cricketer in England. He made his 58th and final appearance on April 12, 1930, at the age of 51. Isn't this incredible? Brian Close, England's youngest cricket player at the age of 17, is a fascinating fact about the game. That is obviously off the record. The youngest cricketer of his generation hasn't played in almost a century.