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Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1929 27 46 9043 2969 118 6/42 11/228 25.16 1.96 76.6 6 1
AA Mailey (Aus) 1920-1926 22 34 6119 3358 99 9/121 13/236 33.91 3.29 61.8 6 2
JM Gregory (Aus) 1920-1928 25 42 5582 2648 85 7/69 8/101 31.15 2.84 65.6 4 0
AP Freeman (Eng) 1924-1929 13 23 3426+ 1583+ 66 7/71 12/171 25.53* 2.77* 55.2* 5 3
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1929 10 17 3223+ 1310+ 47 6/37 11/82 29.11* 2.43* 71.6* 5 1
EA McDonald (Aus) 1921-1921 11 21 2885 1431 43 5/32 8/74 33.27 2.97 67.0 2 0
G Geary (Eng) 1924-1929 13 19 2934+ 1005+ 41 7/70 12/130 24.51* 2.05* 71.5* 4 1
H Larwood (Eng) 1926-1929 13 22 3041 1276 41 6/32 8/62 31.12 2.51 74.1 2 0
JM Blanckenberg (SA) 1921-1924 13 18 2858 1389 41 6/76 9/135 33.87 2.91 69.7 3 0
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1928 6 12 2085 734 36 7/63 11/112 20.38 2.11 57.9 3 1
CL Vincent (SA) 1927-1929 10 16 2350 992 36 6/131 7/162 27.55 2.53 65.2 2 0
AER Gilligan (Eng) 1922-1925 11 20 2404 1046 36 6/7 11/90 29.05 2.61 66.7 2 1
JC White (Eng) 1921-1929 11 19 3595 1107 36 8/126 13/256 30.75 1.84 99.8 3 1
CH Parkin (Eng) 1920-1924 11 17 1933+ 1128 32 5/38 7/169 35.25 3.14* 64.4* 2 0
AS Kennedy (Eng) 1922-1923 5 9 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
FE Woolley (Eng) 1920-1929 34 45 3696+ 1593 31 4/77 5/212 51.38 2.44* 127.4* 0 0
C Kelleway (Aus) 1920-1928 12 20 2453 805 29 4/27 6/56 27.75 1.96 84.5 0 0
PGH Fender (Eng) 1921-1929 13 22 2178 1185 29 5/90 5/81 40.86 3.26 75.1 2 0
VWC Jupp (Eng) 1921-1928 8 14 1301 616 28 4/37 7/103 22.00 2.84 46.4 0 0
EP Nupen (SA) 1921-1928 14 24 3128 1322 28 5/53 6/97 47.21 2.53 111.7 2 0
GF Bissett (SA) 1927-1928 5 8 989 469 25 7/29 9/90 18.76 2.84 39.5 2 0
R Kilner (Eng) 1924-1926 9 12 2368 734 24 4/51 8/178 30.58 1.85 98.6 0 0
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1929 19 31 1922+ 781+ 24 5/36 5/57 37.19* 2.43* 91.5* 1 0
JW Hearne (Eng) 1920-1926 12 17 2140+ 1013 21 4/84 4/153 48.23 2.73* 101.9* 0 0
JWHT Douglas (Eng) 1920-1925 13 19 1383+ 892 20 3/80 3/117 44.60 3.50* 76.8* 0 0
CP Carter (SA) 1921-1924 6 6 809 461 19 6/91 6/91 24.26 3.41 42.5 1 0
GG Macaulay (Eng) 1923-1926 6 10 1389 532 19 5/64 7/83 28.00 2.29 73.1 1 0
WW Armstrong (Aus) 1920-1921 11 16 1379 416 17 4/26 6/76 24.47 1.81 81.1 0 0
J Ryder (Aus) 1920-1929 22 29 1838+ 713+ 17 2/20 2/29 41.94* 2.32* 108.1* 0 0
HSTL Hendry (Aus) 1921-1929 12 20 1448+ 572+ 16 3/36 3/41 38.13* 2.37* 96.5* 0 0
DPB Morkel (SA) 1927-1929 11 15 1380 622 16 4/93 7/156 38.87 2.70 86.2 0 0
SJ Staples (Eng) 1928-1928 3 6 1149 435 15 3/50 6/148 29.00 2.27 76.6 0 0
DD Blackie (Aus) 1928-1929 4 6 762+ 275+ 14 6/? 7/? 34.37* 2.16* 95.2* 1 0
NA Quinn (SA) 1929-1929 4 7 986 441 13 6/92 6/138 33.92 2.68 75.8 1 0
WE Astill (Eng) 1927-1928 6 11 560+ 250+ 12 3/48 4/? 22.72* 2.67* 50.9* 0 0
W Rhodes (Eng) 1920-1926 8 10 862 357 12 4/44 6/79 29.75 2.48 71.8 0 0
RK Tyldesley (Eng) 1924-1925 5 8 1081 385 12 3/50 6/102 32.08 2.13 90.0 0 0
AJ Richardson (Aus) 1924-1926 9 14 1812 521 12 2/20 4/104 43.41 1.72 151.0 0 0
HC Griffith (WI) 1928-1928 3 3 479 250 11 6/103 6/103 22.72 3.13 43.5 1 0
CG Macartney (Aus) 1920-1926 14 13 1157 356 11 5/44 6/91 32.36 1.84 105.1 1 0
AL Ochse (SA) 1928-1929 3 5 649 362 10 4/79 6/167 36.20 3.34 64.9 0 0
GTS Stevens (Eng) 1922-1928 9 14 684+ 364+ 9 3/58 3/71 45.50* 3.19* 85.5* 0 0
SJ Pegler (SA) 1924-1924 5 5 968 500 9 4/116 4/146 55.55 3.09 107.5 0 0
HLE Promnitz (SA) 1927-1928 3 4 528 161 8 5/58 5/72 20.12 1.82 66.0 1 0
TW Wall (Aus) 1929-1929 1 2 450 189 8 5/66 8/189 23.62 2.52 56.2 1 0
CF Root (Eng) 1926-1926 3 3 642 194 8 4/84 4/84 24.25 1.81 80.2 0 0
GM Parker (SA) 1924-1924 2 2 366 273 8 6/152 6/152 34.12 4.47 45.7 1 0
AJ Bell (SA) 1929-1929 3 5 582 342 8 6/99 6/159 42.75 3.52 72.7 1 0
RK Oxenham (Aus) 1928-1929 4 7 830+ 238+ 7 4/67 4/118 34.00* 1.72* 118.5* 0 0
H Howell (Eng) 1920-1924 6 8 696+ 559 7 4/115 4/204 79.85 3.59* 174.0* 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:
England v South Africa at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 17-20, 1929 [Test # 185]
England v South Africa at Manchester, 4th Test, Jul 27-30, 1929 [Test # 184]
England v South Africa at Leeds, 3rd Test, Jul 13-16, 1929 [Test # 183]
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