Records / First-class matches / Bowling records / Most ten-wickets-in-a-match in a career

Most ten-wickets-in-a-match
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5 10
AP Freeman 1914-1936 592 154658 69577 3776 10/53 18.42 2.69 40.9 386 140
CWL Parker 1903-1935 635 157059 63817 3278 10/79 19.46 2.43 47.9 277 91
TWJ Goddard 1922-1952 593 142211 59116 2979 10/113 19.84 2.49 47.7 251 86
T Richardson 1892-1905 358 78992 38793 2104 10/45 18.43 2.94 37.5 200 72
C Blythe 1899-1914 439 103546 42094 2503 10/30 16.81 2.43 41.3 218 71
W Rhodes 1898-1930 1110 185742 70322 4204 9/24 16.72 2.27 44.1 287 68
JT Hearne 1888-1923 639 144470 54351 3061 9/32 17.75 2.25 47.1 255 66
WG Grace 1865-1908 870 124831 50980 2809 10/49 18.14 2.45 44.4 240 64
J Southerton 1854-1879 286 68668 24280 1682 9/30 14.43 2.12 40.8 192 59
JC White 1909-1937 472 129439 43759 2355 10/76 18.58 2.02 54.9 193 58
GA Lohmann 1884-1897 293 71724 25295 1841 9/28 13.73 2.11 38.9 176 57
EG Dennett 1903-1926 401 98666 42637 2151 10/40 19.82 2.59 45.8 211 57
AW Mold 1889-1901 287 62225 26010 1673 9/29 15.54 2.50 37.1 152 56
FW Lillywhite 1825-1853 237 15265+ 2435+ 1576 10/? 10.36* 1.96* 28.2* 155 55
WR Hillyer 1835-1853 230 - 4458+ 1482 8/26 11.00* - - 149 54
H Verity 1930-1939 378 84219 29145 1956 10/10 14.90 2.07 43.0 164 54
J Briggs 1879-1900 535 100144 35430 2221 10/55 15.95 2.12 45.0 200 52
GAR Lock 1946-1971 654 150168 54709 2844 10/54 19.23 2.18 52.8 196 50
DL Underwood 1963-1987 676 139783 49993 2465 9/28 20.28 2.14 56.7 153 47
TG Wass 1896-1920 312 71399 34092 1666 9/67 20.46 2.86 42.8 159 45
AS Kennedy 1907-1936 677 150851 61035 2874 10/37 21.23 2.42 52.4 225 45
A Shaw 1864-1897 404 101967 24577 2027 10/73 12.12 1.44 50.3 177 44
MW Tate 1912-1937 679 150461 50571 2784 9/71 18.16 2.01 54.0 195 44
DVP Wright 1932-1957 497 92960 49307 2056 9/47 23.98 3.18 45.2 150 42
AE Trott 1892-1910 375 71549 35318 1674 10/42 21.09 2.96 42.7 131 41
GJ Thompson 1905-1922 352 63988 30058 1591 9/64 18.89 2.81 40.2 147 40
GH Hirst 1891-1929 826 123328 51371 2742 9/23 18.73 2.49 44.9 184 40
WE Hollies 1932-1957 515 130625 48656 2323 10/49 20.94 2.23 56.2 182 40
J Wisden 1845-1863 186 24208+ 7390+ 1109 10/58 10.32* 1.90* 32.4* 111 39
W Mead 1892-1904 429 89777 36388 1916 9/40 18.99 2.43 46.8 152 39
FA Tarrant 1898-1937 329 63536 26450 1512 10/90 17.49 2.49 42.0 133 38
D Shackleton 1948-1969 647 159043 53303 2857 9/30 18.65 2.01 55.6 194 38
F Morley 1871-1883 232 53628 17103 1274 8/26 13.42 1.91 42.0 119 36
CTB Turner 1882-1910 155 41808 14152 993 9/15 14.25 2.03 42.1 102 35
JA Newman 1906-1930 541 102779 51397 2054 9/131 25.02 3.00 50.0 134 35
G Wootton 1861-1873 186 - 12500+ 983 10/54 13.00* - - 87 34
M Muralitharan 1989-2010 232 66933 26997 1374 9/51 19.64 2.42 48.7 119 34
A Mynn 1834-1859 212 - 3261+ 1036 9/? 10.28* - - 92 33
CV Grimmett 1911-1941 248 73987 31737 1424 10/37 22.28 2.57 51.9 127 33
CF Root 1910-1932 365 80614 31933 1512 9/23 21.11 2.37 53.3 125 33
R Peel 1882-1897 436 88683 28758 1775 9/22 16.20 1.94 49.9 123 33
FR Spofforth 1874-1888 155 30593 12759 853 9/18 14.95 2.50 35.8 84 32
Mushtaq Ahmed 1986-2008 309 70759 36127 1407 9/48 25.67 3.06 50.2 104 32
JC Laker 1946-1965 450 101370 35791 1944 10/53 18.41 2.11 52.1 127 32
EA McDonald 1909-1931 281 58477 28967 1395 8/41 20.76 2.97 41.9 119 31
GG Macaulay 1920-1935 468 89877 32441 1837 8/21 17.65 2.16 48.9 126 31
E Willsher 1850-1875 267 - 16493+ 1329 8/16 12.68* - - 107 30
G Giffen 1877-1904 251 46916 21785 1022 10/66 21.31 2.78 45.9 95 30
TB Mitchell 1928-1939 328 62741 30543 1483 10/64 20.59 2.92 42.3 118 30
S Haigh 1895-1913 561 78817 32091 2012 9/25 15.94 2.44 39.1 135 30
G Geary 1912-1938 549 116292 41336 2063 10/18 20.03 2.13 56.3 125 30

Records includes the following recent matches:
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Sunfoil Series, Dec 18-21, 2014 [First-class]
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein, Sunfoil Series, Dec 18-21, 2014 [First-class]
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg, Sunfoil Series, Dec 18-21, 2014 [First-class]
Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, Plunket Shield, Dec 18-21, 2014 [First-class]
Canterbury v Otago at Rangiora, Plunket Shield, Dec 18-21, 2014 [First-class]

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