Records / 1880s / Test matches / Best economy rates

Best economy rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
F Penn (Eng) 1880-1880 1 12 2 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0
A Shrewsbury (Eng) 1881-1888 19 12 2 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0
W Attewell (Eng) 1884-1888 6 1319 314 15 4/53 6/107 20.93 1.42 87.9 0 0
CFH Leslie (Eng) 1882-1883 5 52+ 13+ 4 3/? 3/? 13.00* 1.50* 52.0* 0 0
E Evans (Aus) 1881-1886 7 1237 332 7 3/64 4/113 47.42 1.61 176.7 0 0
AJ Fothergill (Eng) 1889-1889 2 321 90 8 4/19 5/34 11.25 1.68 40.1 0 0
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1889 16 1549 437 55 8/11 15/28 7.94 1.69 28.1 5 2
AP Marr (Aus) 1885-1885 1 48 14 0 - - - 1.75 - 0 0
CTB Turner (Aus) 1887-1888 6 1727 509 50 7/43 12/87 10.18 1.76 34.5 8 2
F Morley (Eng) 1880-1883 4 972 296 16 5/56 8/146 18.50 1.82 60.7 1 0
RG Barlow (Eng) 1881-1887 19 2360+ 724+ 34 7/40 8/63 21.29* 1.84* 69.4* 3 0
R Peel (Eng) 1884-1888 9 2211 690 54 7/31 11/68 12.77 1.87 40.9 3 1
A Shaw (Eng) 1880-1882 6 441 139 4 1/12 2/63 34.75 1.89 110.2 0 0
E Peate (Eng) 1881-1886 10 2096 683 31 6/85 8/58 22.03 1.95 67.6 2 0
W Flowers (Eng) 1884-1887 7 803 275 13 5/46 5/65 21.15 2.05 61.7 1 0
W Bates (Eng) 1881-1887 17 2227+ 768+ 50 7/28 14/102 15.67* 2.06* 45.4* 4 1
W Barnes (Eng) 1880-1888 20 2057+ 710+ 49 6/28 9/81 15.10* 2.07* 43.7* 3 0
TW Garrett (Aus) 1882-1888 17 2563 886 33 6/78 9/163 26.84 2.07 77.6 2 0
WE Midwinter (Aus/Eng) 1881-1887 11 1296 449 16 4/81 4/71 28.06 2.07 81.0 0 0
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1888 9 1498 524 49 8/35 12/104 10.69 2.09 30.5 4 2
JJ Ferris (Aus) 1887-1888 6 1465 513 35 5/26 9/103 14.65 2.10 41.8 3 0
HF Boyle (Aus) 1880-1884 12 1675 614 30 6/42 7/69 20.46 2.19 55.8 1 0
JW Trumble (Aus) 1885-1886 7 600 222 10 3/29 3/29 22.20 2.22 60.0 0 0
GE Palmer (Aus) 1880-1886 19 4517 1678 78 7/65 11/165 21.51 2.22 57.9 6 2
TP Horan (Aus) 1881-1885 15 373 143 11 6/40 6/63 13.00 2.30 33.9 1 0
G Ulyett (Eng) 1881-1889 22 2021 784 42 7/36 7/57 18.66 2.32 48.1 1 0
CT Studd (Eng) 1882-1883 6 144+ 56+ 3 2/? 2/? 56.00* 2.33* 144.0* 0 0
WG Grace (Eng) 1880-1888 11 325 128 7 2/66 3/68 18.28 2.36 46.4 0 0
Hon.A Lyttelton (Eng) 1880-1884 4 48 19 4 4/19 4/19 4.75 2.37 12.0 0 0
CA Smith (Eng) 1889-1889 1 154 61 7 5/19 7/61 8.71 2.37 22.0 1 0
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1882-1887 17 3769 1510 77 7/44 14/90 19.61 2.40 48.9 5 3
W Bruce (Aus) 1885-1886 4 489 209 6 3/88 3/92 34.83 2.56 81.5 0 0
SP Jones (Aus) 1882-1888 12 262 112 6 4/47 4/47 18.66 2.56 43.6 0 0
AG Steel (Eng) 1880-1888 14 1192+ 520+ 29 3/27 6/83 19.25* 2.61* 44.1* 0 0
G Giffen (Aus) 1881-1886 19 2148 947 29 7/117 7/117 32.65 2.64 74.0 1 0
PG McShane (Aus) 1885-1888 3 108 48 1 1/39 1/39 48.00 2.66 108.0 0 0
WH Moule (Aus) 1880-1880 1 51 23 3 3/23 3/23 7.66 2.70 17.0 0 0
GA Kempis (SA) 1889-1889 1 168 76 4 3/53 4/76 19.00 2.71 42.0 0 0
T Emmett (Eng) 1881-1882 5 392 180 2 2/61 2/80 90.00 2.75 196.0 0 0
J Worrall (Aus) 1885-1888 5 240 112 1 1/97 1/97 112.00 2.80 240.0 0 0
AP Lucas (Eng) 1880-1884 4 48 23 0 - - - 2.87 - 0 0
WH Cooper (Aus) 1881-1884 3 446 226 9 6/120 6/120 25.11 3.04 49.5 1 0
S Christopherson (Eng) 1884-1884 1 136 69 1 1/52 1/69 69.00 3.04 136.0 0 0
GJ Bonnor (Aus) 1880-1888 18 164 84 2 1/5 1/5 42.00 3.07 82.0 0 0
S Morris (Aus) 1885-1885 1 136 73 2 2/73 2/73 36.50 3.22 68.0 0 0
WR Robertson (Aus) 1885-1885 1 44 24 0 - - - 3.27 - 0 0
WH Ashley (SA) 1889-1889 1 173 95 7 7/95 7/95 13.57 3.29 24.7 1 0
G Alexander (Aus) 1880-1884 2 168 93 2 2/69 2/69 46.50 3.32 84.0 0 0
SMJ Woods (Aus) 1888-1888 3 217 121 5 2/35 2/35 24.20 3.34 43.4 0 0
AC Bannerman (Aus) 1880-1888 23 292 163 4 3/111 3/111 40.75 3.34 73.0 0 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:
South Africa v England at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Mar 25-26, 1889 [Test # 32]
South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, 1st Test, Mar 12-13, 1889 [Test # 31]
England v Australia at Manchester, 3rd Test, Aug 30-31, 1888 [Test # 30]
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