Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5 10
FW Lillywhite 1825-1853 237 15265 2435 1576 10/? 1.54 0.95 9.6 155 55
W Clarke 1826-1855 143 14027 4319 795 9/29 5.43 1.84 17.6 82 25
J Dean snr 1835-1861 305 23770 7084 1144 9/34 6.19 1.78 20.7 86 18
J Wisden 1845-1863 186 24208 7390 1109 10/58 6.66 1.83 21.8 111 39
T Sherman 1846-1870 82 7643 2662 344 8/? 7.73 2.08 22.2 29 8
G Freeman 1865-1880 44 10075 2797 288 8/11 9.71 1.66 34.9 32 10
J Jackson 1855-1867 115 20828 7491 655 9/27 11.43 2.15 31.7 59 20
A Rylott 1870-1888 85 16928 5333 456 9/30 11.69 1.89 37.1 39 14
S Draai 1973-1987 48 7873 2506 212 6/21 11.82 1.90 37.1 14 3
VA Barnes 1978-1995 68 11481 3862 323 9/46 11.95 2.01 35.5 24 6
W Mycroft 1873-1885 138 32345 10441 863 9/25 12.09 1.93 37.4 87 28
A Shaw 1864-1897 404 101967 24577 2027 10/73 12.12 1.44 50.3 177 44
G Nash 1879-1885 58 7790 2868 232 8/14 12.36 2.20 33.5 17 5
J Crossland 1878-1887 84 10264 4019 322 8/57 12.48 2.34 31.8 25 6
W McIntyre 1869-1880 97 18653 6436 510 8/31 12.61 2.07 36.5 53 14
S Magiet 1972-1991 67 7346 2222 171 6/24 12.99 1.81 42.9 7 0
A Watson 1871-1893 303 65981 18423 1384 9/118 13.31 1.67 47.6 106 27
FE Allan 1867-1883 31 5052 1638 123 8/20 13.31 1.94 41.0 11 2
A Jabaar 1974-1991 57 9662 3121 233 7/38 13.39 1.93 41.4 14 3
F Morley 1871-1883 232 53628 17103 1274 8/26 13.42 1.91 42.0 119 36
E Peate 1879-1890 209 47116 14517 1076 8/5 13.49 1.84 43.7 94 27
T Emmett 1866-1888 426 60135 21314 1572 9/23 13.55 2.12 38.2 122 29
GA Lohmann 1884-1897 293 71724 25295 1841 9/28 13.73 2.11 38.9 176 57
H Richardson 1887-1894 65 10153 2545 185 7/24 13.75 1.50 54.8 10 1
T Hearne 1857-1876 173 11948+ 3993+ 292 6/12 14.10* 2.00* 42.2* 16 2
W Hickton 1867-1878 60 10958 4020 284 10/46 14.15 2.20 38.5 24 7
CTB Turner 1882-1910 155 41808 14152 993 9/15 14.25 2.03 42.1 102 35
A Hill 1871-1883 193 30032 10687 749 8/48 14.26 2.13 40.0 57 10
JC Shaw 1865-1875 115 27321 9184 642 9/86 14.30 2.01 42.5 59 18
J Southerton 1854-1879 286 68668 24280 1682 9/30 14.43 2.12 40.8 192 59
PH Morton 1877-1886 31 5077 2019 139 7/45 14.52 2.38 36.5 14 2
RG Barlow 1871-1891 351 43468 13799 950 9/39 14.52 1.90 45.7 66 14
VE Walker 1856-1877 145 10009 4858 334 10/74 14.54 2.91 29.9 27 8
A Booth 1931-1947 38 7242 1931 131 6/21 14.74 1.59 55.2 7 1
T Hayward 1854-1872 118 9655 3937 267 9/30 14.74 2.44 36.1 19 2
AG Steel 1877-1893 162 30580 11665 789 9/63 14.78 2.28 38.7 64 20
H Verity 1930-1939 378 84219 29145 1956 10/10 14.90 2.07 43.0 164 54
FR Spofforth 1874-1888 155 30593 12759 853 9/18 14.95 2.50 35.8 84 32
FH Farrands 1868-1880 30 5172 1925 128 6/23 15.03 2.23 40.4 12 4
AW Ridley 1872-1885 96 8830 3375 224 7/21 15.06 2.29 39.4 19 5
S Gabriels 1978-1991 67 10852 3830 254 8/53 15.07 2.11 42.7 17 5
James Lillywhite jnr 1862-1885 256 57072 18436 1210 10/129 15.23 1.93 47.1 96 22
W Attewell 1881-1899 429 108264 29896 1951 9/23 15.32 1.65 55.4 134 27
RF Miles 1867-1879 69 9953 3335 217 7/38 15.36 2.01 45.8 15 2
HF Boyle 1871-1888 140 16365 5692 370 7/32 15.38 2.08 44.2 26 6
AL Adams 1971-1980 27 6569 1888 122 6/7 15.47 1.72 53.8 8 2
R Appleyard 1950-1958 152 29980 10965 708 8/76 15.48 2.19 42.3 57 17
AW Mold 1889-1901 287 62225 26010 1673 9/29 15.54 2.50 37.1 152 56
A Appleby 1866-1887 81 15029 5267 336 9/25 15.67 2.10 44.7 24 3
GP Harrison 1883-1892 67 10788 3910 249 7/43 15.70 2.17 43.3 14 3
AH Evans 1878-1885 44 7215 3234 204 9/59 15.85 2.68 35.3 20 6
G Howitt 1865-1876 79 14704 5522 348 7/19 15.86 2.25 42.2 26 7
W Flowers 1877-1896 442 56375 18887 1188 8/22 15.89 2.01 47.4 73 15
W Hearne 1887-1896 55 10966 4349 273 8/40 15.93 2.37 40.1 28 10
S Haigh 1895-1913 561 78817 32091 2012 9/25 15.94 2.44 39.1 135 30
J Briggs 1879-1900 535 100144 35430 2221 10/55 15.95 2.12 45.0 200 52
JW Sharpe 1889-1894 82 14855 5430 338 9/47 16.06 2.19 43.9 22 7
A Penn 1875-1884 48 9630 3568 222 8/34 16.07 2.22 43.3 20 3
R Peel 1882-1897 436 88683 28758 1775 9/22 16.20 1.94 49.9 123 33
AFJ Ford 1878-1886 51 7002 2484 153 7/32 16.23 2.12 45.7 9 2
HV Hordern 1905-1913 35 7215 3732 228 8/31 16.36 3.10 31.6 25 9
JB Statham 1950-1968 559 100955 36999 2260 8/34 16.37 2.19 44.6 123 11
HH Stephenson 1853-1871 256 13775 4961 303 8/28 16.37 2.16 45.4 17 4
MB Halangoda 1988-1993 45 5349 2476 151 8/64 16.39 2.77 35.4 9 3
G Hay 1875-1887 55 6289 2444 148 6/16 16.51 2.33 42.4 8 1
AA Manack 1984-1993 48 8548 3493 211 7/17 16.55 2.45 40.5 12 1
R Henderson 1872-1878 24 6374 2503 151 8/46 16.57 2.35 42.2 17 3
JH Frans 1973-1988 55 7028 2290 138 7/41 16.59 1.95 50.9 3 0
WJ O'Reilly 1927-1946 135 37064 12850 774 9/38 16.60 2.08 47.8 63 17
K Majola 1974-1991 87 9792 3645 219 8/96 16.64 2.23 44.7 11 0
DW Carr 1909-1914 58 10718 5585 334 8/36 16.72 3.12 32.0 31 8
W Rhodes 1898-1930 1110 185742 70322 4204 9/24 16.72 2.27 44.1 287 68
WH Hadow 1869-1884 97 6221 2327 139 8/35 16.74 2.24 44.7 9 3
RO Clayton 1870-1881 121 10813 4255 254 8/66 16.75 2.36 42.5 18 2
WE Bowes 1929-1947 372 74457 27470 1639 9/121 16.76 2.21 45.4 116 27
GG Hearne 1875-1903 328 32818 11503 686 8/21 16.76 2.10 47.8 41 12
C Blythe 1899-1914 439 103546 42094 2503 10/30 16.81 2.43 41.3 218 71
T Bowley 1885-1891 83 13234 4441 264 7/64 16.82 2.01 50.1 9 1
NO Miller 2004-2014 66 16468 5377 319 8/41 16.85 1.95 51.6 18 5
S Luthra 1965-1981 67 12047 4434 262 9/70 16.92 2.20 45.9 14 2
ST Callaway 1888-1907 62 15906 5465 320 8/33 17.07 2.06 49.7 33 12
SF Barnes 1894-1930 133 31527 12289 719 9/103 17.09 2.33 43.8 68 18
W Barnes 1875-1894 459 42428 15448 902 8/64 17.12 2.18 47.0 45 10
W Cropper 1882-1888 60 7717 2930 171 7/25 17.13 2.27 45.1 8 0
W Bates 1877-1887 299 61033 14979 874 8/21 17.13 1.47 69.8 52 10
KO Meth 2006-2013 32 5234 2194 128 7/42 17.14 2.51 40.8 10 2
G Burton 1881-1893 128 30572 10446 608 10/59 17.18 2.05 50.2 47 12
A Barnes 1971-1978 28 5942 1583 92 6/44 17.20 1.59 64.5 7 3
RK Tyldesley 1919-1935 397 66696 25980 1509 8/15 17.21 2.33 44.1 101 22
WB Clarke 1874-1884 39 5657 1741 101 7/51 17.23 1.84 56.0 10 0
GG Jones 1875-1888 102 17839 5569 323 7/20 17.24 1.87 55.2 15 2
CT Studd 1879-1903 99 22655 7659 444 8/40 17.25 2.02 51.0 32 9
NAT Adcock 1952-1963 99 19708 6989 405 8/39 17.25 2.12 48.6 19 4
HL Jackson 1947-1963 418 83267 30101 1733 9/17 17.36 2.16 48.0 115 20
F Martin 1885-1900 317 67794 22901 1317 8/45 17.38 2.02 51.4 95 23
M McIntyre 1868-1878 77 8201 3374 194 9/33 17.39 2.46 42.2 12 2
WE Midwinter 1874-1887 160 23463 7298 419 7/27 17.41 1.86 55.9 27 3
GA Faulkner 1902-1924 118 16624 7826 449 7/26 17.42 2.82 37.0 33 8
FA Tarrant 1898-1937 329 63536 26450 1512 10/90 17.49 2.49 42.0 133 38
CJ Brune 1866-1875 56 5097 1872 107 8/31 17.49 2.20 47.6 6 1
H Larwood 1924-1938 361 58027 24994 1427 9/41 17.51 2.58 40.6 98 20
ED Barratt 1872-1886 153 32820 13861 790 10/43 17.54 2.53 41.5 69 18
JJ Ferris 1886-1898 198 38396 14250 812 8/41 17.54 2.22 47.2 63 11
W Huddleston 1899-1914 185 32489 12042 685 9/36 17.57 2.22 47.4 42 14
RO Schwarz 1901-1914 125 13553 7000 398 8/55 17.58 3.09 34.0 25 3
CH Parkin 1906-1926 197 41293 18434 1048 9/32 17.58 2.67 39.4 93 27
ER Wilson 1899-1923 136 23845 8234 467 7/16 17.63 2.07 51.0 26 5
GG Macaulay 1920-1935 468 89877 32441 1837 8/21 17.65 2.16 48.9 126 31
M Nissar 1928-1954 93 15061 7010 396 6/17 17.70 2.79 38.0 32 3
GE Palmer 1878-1897 133 27809 10520 594 8/48 17.71 2.26 46.8 54 16
WA Woof 1878-1902 160 35405 13369 754 8/70 17.73 2.26 46.9 69 11
W Foord-Kelcey 1874-1883 78 11781 4828 272 8/49 17.75 2.45 43.3 18 6
PM Chatterjee 1946-1960 32 6509 2379 134 10/20 17.75 2.19 48.5 11 2
JT Hearne 1888-1923 639 144470 54351 3061 9/32 17.75 2.25 47.1 255 66
JJ Kotze 1902-1911 72 12480 6217 348 8/18 17.86 2.98 35.8 30 9
HR Bromley-Davenport 1892-1899 76 6910 3352 187 7/17 17.92 2.91 36.9 12 1
WR Gilbert 1873-1886 175 11810 5291 295 7/28 17.93 2.68 40.0 15 1
GB Lawrence 1952-1967 77 18244 6146 342 8/42 17.97 2.02 53.3 15 1

Minimum of 5000 balls

Records includes the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, LV= County Championship Division One, Jul 21-24, 2014 [First-class]
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham, LV= County Championship Division Two, Jul 21-23, 2014 [First-class]
Surrey v Kent at Guildford, LV= County Championship Division Two, Jul 20-23, 2014 [First-class]

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