Records / Sheffield Shield / Pura Cup / Highest averages

Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
DG Bradman 1927-1949 62 96 15 8926 452* 110.19 36 20 5
(New South Wales, South Australia)
BA Richards 1970-1971 8 12 1 1101 356 100.09 4 3 0
(South Australia)
WH Ponsford 1923-1934 43 70 5 5413 437 83.27 21 14 3
(Victoria)
AF Kippax 1919-1935 61 95 9 6096 315* 70.88 23 14 2
(New South Wales)
MA Noble 1895-1909 51 81 9 4896 281 68.00 19 17 5
(New South Wales)
WM Woodfull 1922-1934 39 64 10 3620 236 67.03 11 18 2
(Victoria)
AR Morris 1946-1955 37 58 3 3517 253 63.94 12 15 1
(New South Wales)
AL Hassett 1933-1953 58 97 10 5535 229 63.62 18 27 3
(Victoria)
RT Ponting 1992-2013 65 118 17 6377 233 63.13 26 21 4
(Tasmania)
MG Bevan 1989-2006 118 211 36 10621 216 60.69 42 41 9
(New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania)
W Bardsley 1908-1926 47 77 8 4171 235 60.44 15 14 5
(New South Wales)
CL Badcock 1934-1940 30 47 5 2473 325 58.88 8 6 3
(South Australia)
EP Barbour 1910-1914 10 16 2 821 146 58.64 3 5 0
(New South Wales)
FA Tarrant 1907-1925 7 12 1 643 206 58.45 2 2 0
(Victoria)
RB Simpson 1953-1978 78 133 21 6471 359 57.77 17 28 13
(New South Wales, Western Australia)
KR Miller 1939-1956 52 74 8 3803 206* 57.62 13 15 5
(New South Wales, Victoria)
GS Sobers 1961-1964 23 40 1 2247 251 57.61 9 7 1
(South Australia)
GS Chappell 1966-1984 101 172 19 8737 194 57.10 27 44 6
(Queensland, South Australia)
PJP Burge 1953-1968 83 138 12 7084 283 56.22 22 31 9
(Queensland)
AP Sheahan 1965-1974 39 65 8 3191 202 55.98 10 13 5
(Victoria)
JRM Mackay 1903-1906 9 14 1 727 194 55.92 3 4 1
(New South Wales)
SM Katich 1997-2012 104 178 19 8807 306 55.38 26 44 12
(New South Wales, Western Australia)
C Milburn 1966-1969 16 27 2 1382 243 55.28 3 8 0
(Western Australia)
SJ McCabe 1928-1940 37 58 3 3031 229* 55.10 7 22 2
(New South Wales)
DS Lehmann 1987-2007 147 266 18 13635 301* 54.97 45 51 15
(South Australia, Victoria)
ML Hayden 1991-2007 89 161 17 7913 234 54.95 25 33 6
(Queensland)
A Jackson 1926-1930 23 39 5 1858 166 54.64 6 11 1
(New South Wales)
KC Wessels 1979-1986 53 91 3 4779 249 54.30 15 19 4
(Queensland)
DM Jones 1982-1998 110 194 16 9622 324* 54.05 31 40 15
(Victoria)
PJ Hughes 2007-2014 49 90 5 4558 204 53.62 15 23 6
(New South Wales, South Australia)
WA Brown 1932-1950 54 92 4 4716 215 53.59 12 23 4
(New South Wales, Queensland)
RM Cowper 1960-1970 59 89 13 4067 195* 53.51 10 21 4
(Victoria, Western Australia)
IM Chappell 1962-1980 89 157 13 7665 205* 53.22 22 45 9
(South Australia)
WM Lawry 1956-1972 85 139 14 6615 266 52.92 17 41 6
(Victoria)
AR Border 1977-1996 108 181 19 8497 200 52.45 19 47 8
(New South Wales, Queensland)
JL Langer 1991-2008 108 195 15 9406 274* 52.25 29 35 10
(Western Australia)
C Hill 1894-1923 68 126 6 6270 365* 52.25 18 27 5
(South Australia)
RE Briggs 1952-1955 13 21 1 1041 136 52.05 3 5 0
(New South Wales)
ME Waugh 1985-2004 93 158 18 7232 229* 51.65 23 30 14
(New South Wales)
NC O'Neill 1955-1967 61 104 10 4749 233 50.52 15 21 9
(New South Wales)
WW Armstrong 1899-1922 59 106 7 4997 250 50.47 17 17 3
(Victoria)
RN Harvey 1947-1963 76 122 6 5854 231* 50.46 16 24 2
(New South Wales, Victoria)
KJ Schneider 1925-1928 12 21 1 1009 146 50.45 4 5 1
(South Australia, Victoria)
J Ryder 1912-1932 60 104 12 4613 295 50.14 12 22 6
(Victoria)
RA Duff 1898-1907 26 44 1 2149 271 49.97 5 12 1
(New South Wales)
SPD Smith 2008-2014 32 55 5 2489 177 49.78 7 12 3
(New South Wales)
GA Hick 1990-1991 10 19 2 845 155 49.70 3 4 0
(Queensland)
SR Waugh 1984-2004 85 147 14 6609 216* 49.69 22 24 10
(New South Wales)
J Moroney 1946-1952 29 48 9 1935 122 49.61 4 14 1
(New South Wales)
CJL Rogers 1998-2013 112 203 12 9398 279 49.20 31 39 10
(Victoria, Western Australia)

Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New South Wales v Western Australia at Canberra, Sheffield Shield final, Mar 21-25, 2014 [First-class]
New South Wales v Western Australia at Canberra, Sheffield Shield, Mar 11-14, 2014 [First-class]
Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Sheffield Shield, Mar 11-14, 2014 [First-class]
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