Records / Women's Test matches / Bowling records / Best career bowling average

Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
ER Wilson (AusWn) 1948-1958 11 2885 803 68 7/7 11/16 11.80 1.67 42.4 4 2
SA Moffat (AusWn) 1990-1991 5 1025 191 15 4/43 5/39 12.73 1.11 68.3 0 0
MB Duggan (EngWn) 1949-1963 17 3734 1039 77 7/6 9/58 13.49 1.66 48.4 5 0
ME Hide (EngWn) 1934-1954 15 2064 549 36 5/20 8/58 15.25 1.59 57.3 1 0
ME Maclagan (EngWn) 1934-1951 14 3432 935 60 7/10 7/41 15.58 1.63 57.2 3 0
KM Brown (AusWn) 1987-1992 9 1590 346 22 5/32 5/32 15.72 1.30 72.2 1 0
JM Greenwood (EngWn) 1976-1979 6 1123 468 29 6/46 11/63 16.13 2.50 38.7 3 1
M Knee (AusWn) 1961-1972 8 2274 570 35 5/35 8/57 16.28 1.50 64.9 2 0
J Goswami (IndWn) 2002-2006 8 1618 540 33 5/25 10/78 16.36 2.00 49.0 3 1
E Bakewell (EngWn) 1968-1979 12 2697 831 50 7/61 10/75 16.62 1.84 53.9 3 1
EA Sanders (EngWn) 1954-1969 11 2123 532 32 4/29 7/69 16.62 1.50 66.3 0 0
LG Ward (SAWmn) 1960-1972 7 1420 467 27 6/48 7/76 17.29 1.97 52.5 3 0
D Martin (AusWn) 1984-1985 7 1332 305 17 4/24 6/36 17.94 1.37 78.3 0 0
JM Coulston (NZWmn) 1954-1957 5 1171 341 19 4/38 5/81 17.94 1.74 61.6 0 0
R Thompson (AusWn) 1972-1985 16 4304 1040 57 5/33 8/31 18.24 1.44 75.5 1 0
DL Wilson (AusWn) 1984-1991 11 2812 880 48 5/27 9/92 18.33 1.87 58.5 2 0
LA Larsen (AusWn) 1984-1992 15 2124 487 26 4/33 6/73 18.73 1.37 81.6 0 0
N David (IndWn) 1995-2006 10 2662 775 41 8/53 9/90 18.90 1.74 64.9 1 0
IT Guha (EngWn) 2002-2011 8 1491 549 29 5/40 9/100 18.93 2.20 51.4 1 0
J Lord (NZWmn) 1966-1979 15 3104 1049 55 6/119 10/137 19.07 2.02 56.4 4 1
CL Fitzpatrick (AusWn) 1991-2006 13 3603 1147 60 5/29 9/112 19.11 1.91 60.0 2 0
P Whittaker (WiWmn) 1976-1979 11 1260 484 25 4/22 4/31 19.36 2.30 50.4 0 0
M Baylis (AusWn) 1948-1951 6 1242 314 16 2/20 4/95 19.62 1.51 77.6 0 0
H Hegarty (EngWn) 1954-1963 7 1581 415 21 5/48 5/48 19.76 1.57 75.2 1 0
MJ Lutschini (AusWn) 1976-1979 9 1842 503 25 5/51 5/51 20.12 1.63 73.6 1 0
V Latty-Scott (WiWmn) 1976-1979 10 1909 503 25 5/48 5/48 20.12 1.58 76.3 1 0
EA Perry (AusWn) 2008-2014 5 1066 365 18 5/38 8/79 20.27 2.05 59.2 1 0
K Price (AusWn) 1975-1985 8 1724 528 26 6/72 10/107 20.30 1.83 66.3 1 1
ER Vigor (EngWn) 1963-1966 5 1204 266 13 3/24 5/36 20.46 1.32 92.6 0 0
BN Whiteman (AusWn) 1948-1951 7 1635 452 22 4/33 5/50 20.54 1.65 74.3 0 0
KH Brunt (EngWn) 2004-2014 9 1722 707 34 6/69 9/111 20.79 2.46 50.6 2 0
LC Sthalekar (AusWn) 2003-2011 8 1745 482 23 5/30 6/114 20.95 1.65 75.8 1 0
P Rau (IndWn) 1995-1999 5 1164 319 15 5/24 7/98 21.26 1.64 77.6 1 0
S Chakraborty (IndWn) 1976-1984 11 1196 420 19 5/25 7/70 22.10 2.10 62.9 1 0
OM Marshall (EngWn) 1954-1966 13 1056 244 11 3/14 5/37 22.18 1.38 96.0 0 0
UL Paisley (AusWn) 1948-1961 12 1365 436 19 3/10 3/22 22.94 1.91 71.8 0 0
DA Gordon (AusWn) 1968-1977 9 1808 508 22 5/57 10/118 23.09 1.68 82.1 2 1
J Broadbent (AusWn) 1990-1998 10 1177 301 13 3/34 4/72 23.15 1.53 90.5 0 0
PF Carrick (NZWmn) 1969-1977 7 1617 489 21 6/29 9/85 23.28 1.81 77.0 1 0
KL Rolton (AusWn) 1995-2009 14 1104 327 14 2/6 4/68 23.35 1.77 78.8 0 0
P Verco (AusWn) 1977-1985 13 2058 492 21 3/20 3/35 23.42 1.43 98.0 0 0
SJ Rattray (NZWmn) 1975-1985 9 1128 461 19 5/76 5/76 24.26 2.45 59.3 1 0
JL Gunn (EngWn) 2004-2014 10 1967 586 24 3/40 4/67 24.41 1.78 81.9 0 0
AM Starling (EngWn) 1984-1986 11 2738 912 37 5/36 7/97 24.64 1.99 74.0 1 0
JA Turner (NZWmn) 1990-1992 6 1311 469 19 3/42 5/84 24.68 2.14 69.0 0 0
JM Chamberlain (EngWn) 1987-1995 9 1840 693 28 5/26 8/126 24.75 2.25 65.7 2 0
ER Irwin (EngWn) 1960-1961 4 1056 250 10 4/46 5/68 25.00 1.42 105.6 0 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Only Test, Jan 10-13, 2014 [Women Test # 135]
England Women v Australia Women at Wormsley, Only Test, Aug 11-14, 2013 [Women Test # 134]
Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Only Test, Jan 22-25, 2011 [Women Test # 133]

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