Records / 1940s / Test matches / Highest averages

Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
DG Bradman (Aus) 1946-1948 15 23 5 1903 234 105.72 8 5 3
AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1950 16 24 3 1450 196 69.04 7 4 1
AD Nourse (SA) 1947-1950 12 21 3 1193 149 66.27 4 7 1
DCS Compton (Eng) 1946-1949 28 48 5 2664 208 61.95 11 10 2
B Mitchell (SA) 1947-1949 10 20 2 1072 189* 59.55 3 6 0
AL Hassett (Aus) 1946-1950 17 22 2 1162 198* 58.10 4 3 1
WJ Edrich (Eng) 1946-1949 20 33 1 1699 191 53.09 5 9 0
L Hutton (Eng) 1946-1949 28 51 4 2443 206 51.97 6 14 2
VS Hazare (India) 1946-1949 14 25 3 1095 145 49.77 4 4 0
C Washbrook (Eng) 1946-1949 25 46 5 1962 195 47.85 4 10 1
KR Miller (Aus) 1946-1950 18 22 2 862 141* 43.10 1 6 1
NWD Yardley (Eng) 1946-1948 16 27 2 697 99 27.88 0 4 1
MH Mankad (India) 1946-1949 14 24 0 573 116 23.87 2 1 4
TG Evans (Eng) 1946-1949 27 40 7 746 74 22.60 0 2 2
L Amarnath (India) 1946-1949 14 25 2 503 62 21.86 0 3 3
JT Ikin (Eng) 1946-1948 12 21 1 358 60 17.90 0 1 3
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1949 23 35 6 451 79 15.55 0 1 5

Minimum of 20 innings
Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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