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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
WR Hammond (Eng) 1931-1947 9 11 2 1015 336* 112.77 4 1 1
CS Dempster (NZ) 1930-1933 8 11 4 619 136 88.42 2 4 0
KS Duleepsinhji (Eng) 1930-1931 7 10 2 566 117 70.75 2 3 0
MA Atherton (Eng) 1990-1999 11 17 1 1088 151 68.00 4 6 1
PBH May (Eng) 1955-1959 9 11 2 603 124* 67.00 3 2 0
JH Edrich (Eng) 1965-1975 11 15 1 840 310* 60.00 3 2 0
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1955-1971 18 24 5 1133 128* 59.63 2 8 1
ER Dexter (Eng) 1958-1965 8 10 2 477 141 59.62 1 4 0
LEG Ames (Eng) 1931-1937 8 10 3 410 137 58.57 2 0 0
GP Thorpe (Eng) 1997-2004 13 23 6 905 200* 53.23 4 1 0
MP Donnelly (NZ) 1937-1949 7 12 1 582 206 52.90 1 4 2
KWR Fletcher (Eng) 1969-1975 8 11 0 578 216 52.54 2 1 0
GA Gooch (Eng) 1978-1994 15 24 2 1148 210 52.18 4 3 4
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2008 9 16 0 813 177 50.81 3 4 2
BR Knight (Eng) 1963-1969 7 10 3 354 125 50.57 1 0 0
DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1986 13 22 1 1051 131 50.04 4 4 0
TE Bailey (Eng) 1949-1958 12 13 4 439 134* 48.77 1 2 1
JV Coney (NZ) 1983-1986 10 16 3 622 174* 47.84 1 3 0
AJ Lamb (Eng) 1983-1992 14 23 3 941 142 47.05 3 4 2
N Hussain (Eng) 1997-2004 10 17 2 698 106 46.53 2 4 0
DCS Compton (Eng) 1937-1951 8 11 0 510 116 46.36 2 2 0
A Flintoff (Eng) 2002-2004 6 10 0 459 137 45.90 1 4 2
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-1999 16 26 1 1145 173 45.80 4 5 1
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1955 11 17 0 777 206 45.70 3 4 2
MH Richardson (NZ) 2002-2004 6 12 0 541 101 45.08 1 4 0
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2002-2004 6 12 1 494 132 44.90 1 3 2
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2008-2013 11 21 2 789 154* 41.52 2 5 2
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2008-2013 8 13 0 530 129 40.76 2 1 1
MD Crowe (NZ) 1983-1994 22 38 3 1421 143 40.60 5 3 2
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 1947-1965 16 28 2 1049 116 40.34 2 8 3
IT Botham (Eng) 1978-1992 15 23 2 846 138 40.28 3 4 1
DW Randall (Eng) 1978-1984 9 15 1 543 164 38.78 2 2 2
PH Parfitt (Eng) 1963-1966 8 11 2 346 131* 38.44 1 1 1
G Boycott (Eng) 1965-1978 15 25 1 916 131 38.16 2 6 2
GP Howarth (NZ) 1975-1984 15 27 3 910 123 37.91 3 3 2
AN Cook (Eng) 2008-2013 11 19 0 715 130 37.63 2 2 0
NJ Astle (NZ) 1997-2004 13 24 2 817 222 37.13 3 2 1
JG Wright (NZ) 1978-1992 23 43 2 1518 130 37.02 4 7 6
V Pollard (NZ) 1965-1973 13 24 4 739 116 36.95 2 5 1
GM Turner (NZ) 1969-1975 9 16 2 510 98 36.42 0 5 0
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2013 14 26 1 903 97 36.12 0 9 2
AH Jones (NZ) 1988-1992 7 13 1 431 143 35.91 1 1 0
JM How (NZ) 2008-2008 6 12 0 428 92 35.66 0 3 0
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-2008 19 37 2 1229 129 35.11 2 7 1
CJ Tavare (Eng) 1983-1984 6 12 1 384 109 34.90 1 2 0
RA Smith (Eng) 1990-1994 9 14 0 485 96 34.64 0 5 2
GRJ Roope (Eng) 1973-1978 7 12 2 343 68 34.30 0 4 1
CD McMillan (NZ) 1999-2004 9 16 3 437 107* 33.61 1 1 2
IDS Smith (NZ) 1983-1992 14 18 6 403 113* 33.58 1 0 0
WA Hadlee (NZ) 1937-1951 10 17 1 534 116 33.37 1 2 1

Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v New Zealand at Leeds, 2nd Test, May 24-28, 2013 [Test # 2089]
England v New Zealand at Lord's, 1st Test, May 16-19, 2013 [Test # 2088]
New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test, Mar 22-26, 2013 [Test # 2084]
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