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Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1930-1936 30 53 9934+ 3479+ 169 7/40 14/199 20.95* 2.10* 59.8* 16 6
H Verity (Eng) 1931-1939 41 73 11173 3510 144 8/43 15/104 24.37 1.88 77.5 5 2
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1938 27 47 9559+ 3092+ 136 7/54 11/129 23.60* 1.94* 72.9* 9 2
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1937 25 46 5852 2526 97 7/70 11/149 26.04 2.58 60.3 3 2
GOB Allen (Eng) 1930-1937 23 40 4116 2174 76 7/80 10/78 28.60 3.16 54.1 5 1
H Ironmonger (Aus) 1931-1933 14 26 2975+ 844+ 68 7/23 11/24 12.98* 1.70* 45.7* 4 2
WE Bowes (Eng) 1932-1939 15 27 3481 1446 67 6/33 9/219 21.58 2.49 51.9 6 0
K Farnes (Eng) 1934-1939 16 27 3932 1719 60 6/96 10/179 28.65 2.62 65.5 3 1
RWV Robins (Eng) 1930-1937 18 32 3060 1679 59 6/32 7/68 28.45 3.29 51.8 1 0
WR Hammond (Eng) 1930-1939 62 79 5759 2251 59 5/57 7/87 38.15 2.34 97.6 1 0
LN Constantine (WI) 1930-1939 15 26 3153 1484 53 5/75 9/122 28.00 2.82 59.4 2 0
TW Wall (Aus) 1930-1934 19 33 3888+ 1613+ 48 5/14 7/53 39.34* 2.48* 94.8* 2 0
CL Vincent (SA) 1930-1935 17 24 3501 1639 48 6/51 8/149 34.14 2.80 72.9 1 0
LO Fleetwood-Smith (Aus) 1935-1938 10 18 3093 1570 42 6/110 10/239 37.38 3.04 73.6 2 1
MS Nichols (Eng) 1930-1939 14 24 2565 1152 41 6/35 8/108 28.09 2.69 62.5 2 0
IAR Peebles (Eng) 1930-1931 9 13 2377 1145 40 6/63 9/227 28.62 2.89 59.4 3 0
AJ Bell (SA) 1931-1935 14 21 2760 1225 40 5/69 5/69 30.62 2.66 69.0 3 0
ACB Langton (SA) 1935-1939 16 24 3952+ 1710+ 40 5/58 6/89 46.21* 2.59* 106.8* 1 0
EA Martindale (WI) 1933-1939 10 17 1605 804 37 5/22 8/61 21.72 3.00 43.3 3 0
H Larwood (Eng) 1930-1933 10 14 1928 936 37 5/28 10/124 25.29 2.91 52.1 2 1
MW Tate (Eng) 1930-1935 13 22 3480 1086 37 5/124 6/89 29.35 1.87 94.0 1 0
EL McCormick (Aus) 1935-1938 12 21 2107 1079 36 4/101 7/173 29.97 3.07 58.5 0 0
SJ McCabe (Aus) 1930-1938 41 63 3557+ 1481+ 36 4/13 4/38 43.55* 2.49* 104.6* 0 0
HC Griffith (WI) 1930-1933 10 15 2184 993 33 5/63 8/162 30.09 2.72 66.1 1 0
Q McMillan (SA) 1930-1932 12 18 1673 1061 33 5/66 9/127 32.15 3.80 50.6 2 0
EW Clark (Eng) 1933-1934 7 14 1715 820 29 5/98 7/208 28.27 2.86 59.1 1 0
L Amar Singh (India) 1932-1936 7 13 2182 858 28 7/86 8/141 30.64 2.35 77.9 2 0
DVP Wright (Eng) 1938-1939 10 17 2200 1166 27 4/153 5/64 43.18 3.18 81.4 0 0
M Nissar (India) 1932-1936 6 11 1211 707 25 5/90 6/135 28.28 3.50 48.4 3 0
EP Nupen (SA) 1930-1936 4 7 1031 466 22 6/46 11/150 21.18 2.71 46.8 3 1
TWJ Goddard (Eng) 1930-1939 9 13 1563 588 22 6/29 6/77 26.72 2.25 71.0 1 0
XC Balaskas (SA) 1930-1939 10 12 1380+ 691+ 22 5/49 9/103 31.40* 3.00* 62.7* 1 0
NA Quinn (SA) 1931-1932 9 12 1936 704 22 4/37 6/88 32.00 2.18 88.0 0 0
B Mitchell (SA) 1930-1939 29 27 1795+ 1000+ 22 5/87 5/87 45.45* 3.34* 81.5* 1 0
N Gordon (SA) 1938-1939 6 9 1646+ 650+ 20 5/103 7/162 43.33* 2.36* 109.7* 1 0
RJ Crisp (SA) 1935-1936 9 14 1428 747 20 5/99 6/142 37.35 3.13 71.4 1 0
OC Scott (WI) 1930-1931 6 9 1265 822 20 5/266 9/374 41.10 3.89 63.2 1 0
James Langridge (Eng) 1933-1936 7 12 900 349 19 7/56 7/79 18.36 2.32 47.3 2 0
J Cowie (NZ) 1937-1937 3 6 839 395 19 6/67 10/140 20.78 2.82 44.1 1 1
AG Fairfax (Aus) 1930-1931 9 16 1316 541 19 4/31 6/138 28.47 2.46 69.2 0 0
GAE Paine (Eng) 1935-1935 4 7 1044 467 17 5/168 5/168 27.47 2.68 61.4 1 0
GN Francis (WI) 1930-1933 7 10 1169 511 17 4/40 6/109 30.05 2.62 68.7 0 0
HG Vivian (NZ) 1931-1937 7 10 1311 633 17 4/58 4/73 37.23 2.89 77.1 0 0
LG Hylton (WI) 1935-1939 6 12 965 418 16 4/27 5/80 26.12 2.59 60.3 0 0
FT Badcock (NZ) 1930-1933 7 9 1608 610 16 4/80 5/102 38.12 2.27 100.5 0 0
CIJ Smith (Eng) 1935-1937 5 9 930 393 15 5/16 6/173 26.20 2.53 62.0 1 0
MJC Allom (Eng) 1930-1931 5 8 817 265 14 5/38 8/55 18.92 1.94 58.3 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 West Indies at The Oval, 3rd Test, Aug 19-22, 1939 [Test # 274]
England v West Indies at Manchester, 2nd Test, Jul 22-25, 1939 [Test # 273]
England v West Indies at Lord's, 1st Test, Jun 24-27, 1939 [Test # 272]
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