Records / 1940s - England / Test matches / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings

Most five-wickets-in-an-innings
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
DVP Wright 1946-1949 17 31 4445 2238 58 7/105 10/175 38.58 3.02 76.6 4 1
WE Hollies 1947-1949 8 14 2282 847 24 5/123 5/131 35.29 2.22 95.0 3 0
TE Bailey 1949-1949 4 7 948 599 16 6/84 7/155 37.43 3.79 59.2 2 0
AV Bedser 1946-1949 23 41 7548 2959 89 7/49 11/93 33.24 2.35 84.8 2 2
R Pollard 1946-1948 4 7 1102 378 15 5/24 7/87 25.20 2.05 73.4 1 0
R Howorth 1947-1948 5 10 1536 635 19 6/124 7/192 33.42 2.48 80.8 1 0
DCS Compton 1946-1949 28 40 2026 969 18 5/70 5/77 53.83 2.86 112.5 1 0
JC Laker 1948-1949 8 14 2244 1109 31 7/103 9/198 35.77 2.96 72.3 1 0
WR Hammond 1946-1947 8 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0
RT Simpson 1948-1949 3 1 12 9 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0
C Washbrook 1946-1949 25 1 12 8 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0
JH Wardle 1948-1948 1 1 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0
L Hutton 1946-1949 28 6 96 110 0 - - - 6.87 - 0 0
TF Smailes 1946-1946 1 2 120 62 3 3/44 3/62 20.66 3.10 40.0 0 0
AR Gover 1946-1946 1 1 126 56 1 1/56 1/56 56.00 2.66 126.0 0 0
WE Bowes 1946-1946 1 2 174 73 1 1/64 1/73 73.00 2.51 174.0 0 0
James Langridge 1946-1946 1 1 174 64 0 - - - 2.20 - 0 0
CJ Barnett 1947-1948 4 3 180 59 0 - - - 1.96 - 0 0
C Cook 1947-1947 1 2 180 127 0 - - - 4.23 - 0 0
GH Pope 1947-1947 1 2 218 85 1 1/49 1/85 85.00 2.33 218.0 0 0
HL Jackson 1949-1949 1 2 234 72 3 2/47 3/72 24.00 1.84 78.0 0 0
DB Close 1949-1949 1 2 252 85 1 1/39 1/85 85.00 2.02 252.0 0 0
GOB Allen 1948-1948 3 5 270 205 5 2/82 3/103 41.00 4.55 54.0 0 0
JW Martin 1947-1947 1 2 270 129 1 1/111 1/129 129.00 2.86 270.0 0 0
FR Brown 1949-1949 2 4 324 157 2 2/71 2/114 78.50 2.90 162.0 0 0
WH Copson 1947-1947 1 2 342 112 3 3/46 3/112 37.33 1.96 114.0 0 0
AJ Watkins 1948-1949 7 9 362 179 4 2/16 2/25 44.75 2.96 90.5 0 0
A Coxon 1948-1948 1 2 378 172 3 2/90 3/172 57.33 2.73 126.0 0 0
MF Tremlett 1948-1948 3 5 492 226 4 2/98 2/102 56.50 2.75 123.0 0 0
W Voce 1946-1947 3 5 508 207 1 1/44 1/46 207.00 2.44 508.0 0 0
TPB Smith 1946-1947 4 5 538 319 3 2/172 2/172 106.33 3.55 179.3 0 0
HJ Butler 1947-1948 2 4 552 215 12 4/34 7/66 17.91 2.33 46.0 0 0
JT Ikin 1946-1948 12 11 572 354 3 1/38 1/43 118.00 3.71 190.6 0 0
K Cranston 1947-1948 8 13 1010 461 18 4/12 5/36 25.61 2.73 56.1 0 0
RO Jenkins 1948-1949 5 10 1063 495 16 4/48 5/94 30.93 2.79 66.4 0 0
NWD Yardley 1946-1948 16 18 1476 613 20 3/67 5/117 30.65 2.49 73.8 0 0
C Gladwin 1947-1949 8 15 2129 571 15 3/21 3/36 38.06 1.60 141.9 0 0
JA Young 1947-1949 8 14 2368 757 17 3/65 3/65 44.52 1.91 139.2 0 0
WJ Edrich 1946-1949 20 32 2394 1291 35 4/68 8/172 36.88 3.23 68.4 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:
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
England v New Zealand at Manchester, 3rd Test, Jul 23-26, 1949 [Test # 316]
England v New Zealand at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jun 25-28, 1949 [Test # 315]
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