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Best career bowling average (without qualification)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
W Barber (Eng) 1935-1935 2 2 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 2.0 0 0
AN Hornby (Eng) 1879-1884 3 28 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 28.0 0 0
BAG Murray (NZ) 1968-1971 13 6 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
PD Lashley (WI) 1960-1966 4 18 1 1 1/1 1/1 1.00 0.33 18.0 0 0
AJL Hill (Eng) 1896-1896 3 40 8 4 4/8 4/8 2.00 1.20 10.0 0 0
Azhar Khan (Pak) 1980-1980 1 18 2 1 1/1 1/2 2.00 0.66 18.0 0 0
RM Poore (SA) 1896-1896 3 9 4 1 1/4 1/4 4.00 2.66 9.0 0 0
Hon.A Lyttelton (Eng) 1880-1884 4 48 19 4 4/19 4/19 4.75 2.37 12.0 0 0
S Amarnath (India) 1976-1978 10 11 5 1 1/5 1/5 5.00 2.72 11.0 0 0
MR Bynoe (WI) 1959-1967 4 30 5 1 1/5 1/5 5.00 1.00 30.0 0 0
CB Lambert (WI) 1991-1998 5 10 5 1 1/4 1/4 5.00 3.00 10.0 0 0
J Benaud (Aus) 1972-1973 3 24 12 2 2/12 2/12 6.00 3.00 12.0 0 0
MV Boucher (ICC/SA) 1997-2012 147 8 6 1 1/6 1/6 6.00 4.50 8.0 0 0
WA Shalders (SA) 1899-1907 12 48 6 1 1/6 1/6 6.00 0.75 48.0 0 0
IJ Siedle (SA) 1928-1936 18 19 7 1 1/7 1/7 7.00 2.21 19.0 0 0
WH Moule (Aus) 1880-1880 1 51 23 3 3/23 3/23 7.66 2.70 17.0 0 0
PC Charlton (Aus) 1890-1890 2 45 24 3 3/18 3/24 8.00 3.20 15.0 0 0
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 116 18 8 1 1/2 1/2 8.00 2.66 18.0 0 0
AD Pougher (Eng) 1892-1892 1 105 26 3 3/26 3/26 8.66 1.48 35.0 0 0
CA Smith (Eng) 1889-1889 1 154 61 7 5/19 7/61 8.71 2.37 22.0 1 0
CS Marriott (Eng) 1933-1933 1 247 96 11 6/59 11/96 8.72 2.33 22.4 2 1
W Jaffer (India) 2000-2008 31 66 18 2 2/18 2/18 9.00 1.63 33.0 0 0
Shafqat Rana (Pak) 1964-1969 5 36 9 1 1/2 1/2 9.00 1.50 36.0 0 0
K Thomson (NZ) 1968-1968 2 21 9 1 1/9 1/9 9.00 2.57 21.0 0 0
AW Powell (SA) 1899-1899 1 20 10 1 1/10 1/10 10.00 3.00 20.0 0 0
BJ Sealey (WI) 1933-1933 1 30 10 1 1/10 1/10 10.00 2.00 30.0 0 0
MJ Slater (Aus) 1993-2001 74 25 10 1 1/4 1/4 10.00 2.40 25.0 0 0
F Martin (Eng) 1890-1892 2 410 141 14 6/50 12/102 10.07 2.06 29.2 2 1
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.88 34.1 9 5
CFH Leslie (Eng) 1882-1883 4 96 44 4 3/31 3/31 11.00 2.75 24.0 0 0
RT Simpson (Eng) 1948-1955 27 45 22 2 2/4 2/4 11.00 2.93 22.5 0 0
CD Gopinath (India) 1951-1960 8 48 11 1 1/11 1/11 11.00 1.37 48.0 0 0
AJ Fothergill (Eng) 1889-1889 2 321 90 8 4/19 5/34 11.25 1.68 40.1 0 0
Rizwan-uz-Zaman (Pak) 1981-1989 11 132 46 4 3/26 3/39 11.50 2.09 33.0 0 0
NO Norton (SA) 1910-1910 1 90 47 4 4/47 4/47 11.75 3.13 22.5 0 0
JH Parks (Eng) 1937-1937 1 126 36 3 2/26 3/36 12.00 1.71 42.0 0 0
ER Wilson (Eng) 1921-1921 1 123 36 3 2/28 3/36 12.00 1.75 41.0 0 0
Gul Mohammad (India/Pak) 1946-1956 9 77 24 2 2/21 2/21 12.00 1.87 38.5 0 0
WR Cuttell (Eng) 1899-1899 2 285 73 6 3/17 5/59 12.16 1.53 47.5 0 0
LJ Johnson (Aus) 1948-1948 1 282 74 6 3/8 6/74 12.33 1.57 47.0 0 0
LJ Nash (Aus) 1932-1937 2 311 126 10 4/18 5/22 12.60 2.43 31.1 0 0
JJ Ferris (Aus/Eng) 1887-1892 9 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.01 37.7 6 1
MF Malone (Aus) 1977-1977 1 342 77 6 5/63 6/77 12.83 1.35 57.0 1 0
TP Horan (Aus) 1877-1885 15 373 143 11 6/40 6/63 13.00 2.30 33.9 1 0
CL Smith (Eng) 1983-1986 8 102 39 3 2/31 2/31 13.00 2.29 34.0 0 0
SMH Kirmani (India) 1976-1986 88 19 13 1 1/9 1/9 13.00 4.10 19.0 0 0
GH Mudie (WI) 1935-1935 1 174 40 3 2/23 3/40 13.33 1.37 58.0 0 0
WH Ashley (SA) 1889-1889 1 173 95 7 7/95 7/95 13.57 3.29 24.7 1 0
H Dean (Eng) 1912-1912 3 447 153 11 4/19 5/56 13.90 2.05 40.6 0 0
JR Hodges (Aus) 1877-1877 2 136 84 6 2/7 3/34 14.00 3.70 22.6 0 0
A McGrath (Eng) 2003-2003 4 102 56 4 3/16 3/16 14.00 3.29 25.5 0 0
JPF Travers (Aus) 1902-1902 1 48 14 1 1/14 1/14 14.00 1.75 48.0 0 0
AE Trott (Aus/Eng) 1895-1899 5 948 390 26 8/43 9/110 15.00 2.46 36.4 2 0
MC Bird (Eng) 1910-1914 10 259 120 8 3/11 3/11 15.00 2.77 32.3 0 0
R Clarke (Eng) 2003-2003 2 174 60 4 2/7 3/11 15.00 2.06 43.5 0 0
C Burke (NZ) 1946-1946 1 66 30 2 2/30 2/30 15.00 2.72 33.0 0 0
JW Rutherford (Aus) 1956-1956 1 36 15 1 1/11 1/15 15.00 2.50 36.0 0 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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