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Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GA Lohmann 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.88 34.1 9 5
W Barnes 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 3 0
W Bates 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.2 4 1
SF Barnes 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
R Peel 1884-1896 20 5216 1715 101 7/31 11/68 16.98 1.97 51.6 5 1
J Briggs 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 15/28 17.75 2.35 45.1 9 4
FH Tyson 1954-1959 17 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 4 1
C Blythe 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.45 45.4 9 4
JH Wardle 1948-1957 28 6597 2080 102 7/36 12/89 20.39 1.89 64.6 5 1
G Ulyett 1877-1890 25 2627 1020 50 7/36 7/57 20.40 2.32 52.5 1 0
FR Foster 1911-1912 11 2447 926 45 6/91 8/70 20.57 2.27 54.3 4 0
K Higgs 1965-1968 15 4112 1473 71 6/91 8/119 20.74 2.14 57.9 2 0
JC Laker 1948-1959 46 12027 4101 193 10/53 19/90 21.24 2.04 62.3 9 3
FS Trueman 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
E Peate 1881-1886 9 2096 683 31 6/85 8/58 22.03 1.95 67.6 2 0
JT Hearne 1892-1899 12 2976 1082 49 6/41 10/60 22.08 2.18 60.7 4 1
WE Bowes 1932-1946 15 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 6 0
W Attewell 1884-1892 10 2850 626 28 4/42 6/107 22.35 1.31 101.7 0 0
PJ Loader 1954-1959 13 2662 878 39 6/36 9/86 22.51 1.97 68.2 1 0
RG Barlow 1881-1887 17 2456 767 34 7/40 8/63 22.55 1.87 72.2 3 0
H Verity 1931-1939 40 11173 3510 144 8/43 15/104 24.37 1.88 77.5 5 2
JB Statham 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 63.7 9 1
AV Bedser 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
RGD Willis 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.20 2.83 53.4 16 0
T Richardson 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 13/244 25.22 2.96 51.1 11 4
JDF Larter 1962-1965 10 2172 941 37 5/57 9/145 25.43 2.59 58.7 2 0
GAR Lock 1952-1968 49 13147 4451 174 7/35 11/48 25.58 2.03 75.5 9 3
DL Underwood 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.10 73.6 17 6
M Hendrick 1974-1981 30 6208 2248 87 4/28 8/95 25.83 2.17 71.3 0 0
AP Freeman 1924-1929 12 3732 1707 66 7/71 12/171 25.86 2.74 56.5 5 3
R Tattersall 1951-1954 16 4228 1513 58 7/52 12/101 26.08 2.14 72.8 4 1
MW Tate 1924-1935 39 12523 4055 155 6/42 11/228 26.16 1.94 80.7 7 1
JA Snow 1965-1976 49 12021 5387 202 7/40 10/142 26.66 2.68 59.5 8 1
JK Lever 1976-1986 21 4433 1951 73 7/46 10/70 26.72 2.64 60.7 3 1
W Rhodes 1899-1930 58 8225 3425 127 8/68 15/124 26.96 2.49 64.7 6 1
CT Tremlett 2007-2013 12 2902 1431 53 6/48 8/150 27.00 2.95 54.7 2 0
ARC Fraser 1989-1998 46 10876 4836 177 8/53 11/110 27.32 2.66 61.4 13 2
RWV Robins 1929-1937 19 3318 1758 64 6/32 7/68 27.46 3.17 51.8 1 0
DW Headley 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
W Voce 1930-1947 27 6360 2733 98 7/70 11/149 27.88 2.57 64.8 3 2
MS Nichols 1930-1939 14 2565 1152 41 6/35 8/108 28.09 2.69 62.5 2 0
CM Old 1972-1981 46 8858 4020 143 7/50 9/88 28.11 2.72 61.9 4 0
SP Jones 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.23 3.54 47.8 3 0
RJ Sidebottom 2001-2010 22 4812 2231 79 7/47 10/139 28.24 2.78 60.9 5 1
GG Arnold 1967-1975 34 7650 3254 115 6/45 9/91 28.29 2.55 66.5 6 0
DJ Brown 1965-1969 26 5098 2237 79 5/42 7/98 28.31 2.63 64.5 2 0
H Larwood 1926-1933 21 4969 2212 78 6/32 10/124 28.35 2.67 63.7 4 1
D Gough 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
IT Botham 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.40 2.99 56.9 27 4
K Farnes 1934-1939 15 3932 1719 60 6/96 10/179 28.65 2.62 65.5 3 1

Minimum of 2000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
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