Best bowling figures in a match
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
RAL Massie 60.1 16 137 16 2.27 Australia v England Lord's 22 Jun 1972 Test # 699
MA Holding 53.4 15 149 14 2.77 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
DL Underwood 48.5 25 71 13 1.45 England v Pakistan Lord's 8 Aug 1974 Test # 743
IT Botham 56.1 17 140 11 2.49 England v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
KD Boyce 43.1 8 147 11 3.40 West Indies v England The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
DL Underwood 52.0 22 82 10 1.57 England v Australia Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
AME Roberts 52.5 16 123 10 2.32 West Indies v England Lord's 17 Jun 1976 Test # 778
DK Lillee 56.4 15 181 10 3.19 Australia v England The Oval 10 Aug 1972 Test # 702
AME Roberts 32.5 12 59 9 1.79 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
CM Old 29.0 9 88 9 3.03 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
IT Botham 45.0 16 93 9 2.06 England v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
RGD Willis 40.1 8 118 9 2.93 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jun 1977 Test # 804
GJ Gilmour 51.2 15 157 9 3.05 Australia v England Leeds 14 Aug 1975 Test # 762
Asif Masood 57.5 13 160 9 2.76 Pakistan v England Birmingham 3 Jun 1971 Test # 687
IT Botham 25.5 10 51 8 1.97 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
CM Old 47.4 18 88 8 1.84 England v Pakistan Birmingham 1 Jun 1978 Test # 825
GG Arnold 49.0 19 89 8 1.81 England v New Zealand Leeds 5 Jul 1973 Test # 724
M Hendrick 38.2 8 95 8 2.47 England v Australia Leeds 11 Aug 1977 Test # 807
KD Boyce 36.0 12 99 8 2.75 West Indies v England Lord's 23 Aug 1973 Test # 727
DK Lillee 59.0 22 106 8 1.79 Australia v England Manchester 8 Jun 1972 Test # 698
RGD Willis 35.3 8 113 8 3.18 England v West Indies Leeds 22 Jul 1976 Test # 780
BS Chandrasekhar 42.1 9 114 8 2.70 India v England The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
N Gifford 64.3 18 127 8 1.96 England v India Lord's 22 Jul 1971 Test # 690
JR Thomson 45.3 8 127 8 2.79 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jun 1977 Test # 804
JA Snow 47.0 9 128 8 2.72 England v Australia Manchester 8 Jun 1972 Test # 698
GG Arnold 57.1 17 162 8 2.83 England v West Indies The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
JA Snow 55.0 9 186 8 3.38 England v Australia Nottingham 13 Jul 1972 Test # 700
MA Holding 37.5 22 41 7 1.08 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
DK Lillee 35.0 16 60 7 1.71 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
M Hendrick 29.0 5 71 7 2.44 England v India Birmingham 4 Jul 1974 Test # 741
RGD Willis 23.0 3 73 7 3.17 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
MHN Walker 41.3 14 95 7 2.28 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
Sarfraz Nawaz 58.0 18 107 7 1.84 Pakistan v England Leeds 25 Jul 1974 Test # 742
DL Underwood 43.1 15 112 7 2.59 England v West Indies Lord's 17 Jun 1976 Test # 778
RJ Hadlee 45.5 11 115 7 2.50 New Zealand v England Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
GG Arnold 57.0 14 117 7 2.05 England v West Indies Birmingham 9 Aug 1973 Test # 726
DL Underwood 53.1 20 119 7 2.23 England v Australia Manchester 7 Jul 1977 Test # 805
AW Greig 55.5 10 134 7 2.40 England v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
GG Arnold 71.0 23 154 7 2.16 England v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
IT Botham 55.0 12 156 7 2.83 England v India Birmingham 12 Jul 1979 Test # 851
IT Botham 57.0 12 162 7 2.84 England v India The Oval 30 Aug 1979 Test # 854
HJ Howarth 95.0 30 186 7 1.95 New Zealand v England Lord's 21 Jun 1973 Test # 723

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 India at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 [Test # 854]
England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 16-21, 1979 [Test # 853]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 2-7, 1979 [Test # 852]