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Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
WA Shalders (SA) 1902-1907 11 8.0 3 6 1 1/6 1/6 6.00 0.75 48.0 0 0
WH Lockwood (Eng) 1902-1902 4 81.1 18 206 17 6/48 11/76 12.11 2.53 28.6 3 1
JPF Travers (Aus) 1902-1902 1 8.0 2 14 1 1/14 1/14 14.00 1.75 48.0 0 0
CJ Eady (Aus) 1902-1902 1 10.3 2 43 3 3/30 3/43 14.33 4.09 21.0 0 0
SJ Snooke (SA) 1906-1907 8 150.0 39 377 25 8/70 12/127 15.08 2.51 36.0 1 1
AW Nourse (SA) 1902-1907 11 72.0 22 179 11 4/25 4/28 16.27 2.48 39.2 0 0
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1902-1902 3 132.4 23 448 25 6/92 10/116 17.92 3.37 31.8 4 1
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 209.2 69 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1906-1907 8 201.1 43 502 27 4/30 6/46 18.59 2.49 44.7 0 0
H Trumble (Aus) 1901-1904 13 673.4 211 1457 78 8/65 12/173 18.67 2.16 51.8 6 2
A Warren (Eng) 1905-1905 1 39.2 9 113 6 5/57 6/113 18.83 2.87 39.3 1 0
GA Faulkner (SA) 1906-1907 8 192.4 45 490 26 6/17 9/75 18.84 2.54 44.4 1 0
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1909 17 674.4 199 1695 88 8/59 15/99 19.26 2.51 46.0 8 3
G Thornton (SA) 1902-1902 1 4.0 0 20 1 1/20 1/20 20.00 5.00 24.0 0 0
CG Macartney (Aus) 1907-1909 10 229.3 54 524 26 7/58 11/85 20.15 2.28 52.9 1 1
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1907 8 197.5 58 496 24 7/128 7/128 20.66 2.50 49.4 1 0
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1909 12 599.1 172 1388 67 7/60 13/163 20.71 2.31 53.6 8 1
W Brearley (Eng) 1905-1909 3 111.3 23 355 17 5/110 8/126 20.88 3.18 39.3 1 0
RA Duff (Aus) 1902-1905 22 30.0 8 85 4 2/43 2/43 21.25 2.83 45.0 0 0
JR Gunn (Eng) 1901-1905 6 166.3 54 387 18 5/76 8/164 21.50 2.32 55.5 1 0
Hon.FS Jackson (Eng) 1902-1905 10 129.0 20 410 19 5/52 5/58 21.57 3.17 40.7 1 0
W Rhodes (Eng) 1902-1909 23 660.0 146 1801 81 8/68 15/124 22.23 2.72 48.8 6 1
TW Hayward (Eng) 1901-1909 20 45.0 13 113 5 4/22 5/85 22.60 2.51 54.0 0 0
JV Saunders (Aus) 1902-1908 14 594.1 116 1796 79 7/34 9/66 22.73 3.02 45.1 6 0
BJT Bosanquet (Eng) 1903-1905 7 161.4 10 604 25 8/107 8/136 24.16 3.73 38.8 2 0
WP Howell (Aus) 1901-1904 10 348.5 118 777 32 5/81 9/99 24.28 2.22 65.4 1 0
A Cotter (Aus) 1904-1909 12 411.2 37 1368 55 7/148 9/221 24.87 3.32 44.8 6 0
GH Hirst (Eng) 1902-1909 19 538.0 115 1404 56 5/48 9/86 25.07 2.60 57.6 3 0
MA Noble (Aus) 1901-1909 33 891.5 255 2234 89 7/17 13/77 25.10 2.50 60.1 7 2
EG Arnold (Eng) 1903-1907 10 279.3 64 788 31 5/37 6/70 25.41 2.81 54.0 1 0
FW Tate (Eng) 1902-1902 1 16.0 4 51 2 2/7 2/51 25.50 3.18 48.0 0 0
JDA O'Connor (Aus) 1908-1909 4 115.2 24 340 13 5/40 8/150 26.15 2.94 53.2 1 0
GC White (SA) 1906-1907 8 51.0 8 157 6 4/47 4/47 26.16 3.07 51.0 0 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1903-1909 8 164.3 44 397 15 5/85 6/94 26.46 2.41 65.8 1 0
AJY Hopkins (Aus) 1902-1909 20 221.1 49 696 26 4/81 7/149 26.76 3.14 51.0 0 0
FJ Laver (Aus) 1901-1909 11 366.5 114 894 33 8/31 9/56 27.09 2.43 66.6 2 0
A Fielder (Eng) 1904-1908 6 248.3 42 711 26 6/82 9/170 27.34 2.86 57.3 1 0
JH Sinclair (SA) 1902-1907 11 299.0 59 972 34 4/41 7/108 28.58 3.25 52.7 0 0
JN Crawford (Eng) 1906-1908 12 367.1 61 1150 39 5/48 8/120 29.48 3.13 56.4 3 0
GL Jessop (Eng) 1901-1909 15 86.0 18 230 7 4/68 4/91 32.85 2.67 73.7 0 0
WW Armstrong (Aus) 1902-1909 30 777.0 251 1666 50 6/35 7/166 33.32 2.14 93.2 3 0
NA Knox (Eng) 1907-1907 2 21.0 2 105 3 2/39 2/92 35.00 5.00 42.0 0 0
J Sharp (Eng) 1909-1909 3 30.3 3 111 3 3/67 3/101 37.00 3.63 61.0 0 0
LC Braund (Eng) 1901-1908 23 634.1 144 1810 47 8/81 9/87 38.51 2.85 80.9 3 0
VT Trumper (Aus) 1901-1909 33 91.0 20 317 8 3/60 3/87 39.62 3.48 68.2 0 0
S Haigh (Eng) 1905-1909 8 142.2 37 399 10 4/64 4/64 39.90 2.80 85.4 0 0
DW Carr (Eng) 1909-1909 1 69.0 3 282 7 5/146 7/282 40.28 4.08 59.1 1 0
JJ Kotze (SA) 1902-1907 3 68.5 8 243 6 3/64 4/135 40.50 3.53 68.8 0 0
E Jones (Aus) 1901-1902 5 115.0 31 338 8 3/76 4/100 42.25 2.93 86.2 0 0
CE McLeod (Aus) 1901-1905 10 362.0 100 866 20 5/125 5/125 43.30 2.39 108.6 1 0

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:
England v Australia at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 9-11, 1909 [Test # 105]
England v Australia at Manchester, 4th Test, Jul 26-28, 1909 [Test # 104]
England v Australia at Leeds, 3rd Test, Jul 1-3, 1909 [Test # 103]
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