Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SF Barnes (ENG) 1912-1914 7 2124 818 83 9/103 17/159 9.85 2.31 25.5 12 6
FH Tyson (ENG) 1955-1957 4 1010 358 22 6/28 8/78 16.27 2.12 45.9 2 0
C Blythe (ENG) 1906-1910 10 2461 986 59 8/59 15/99 16.71 2.40 41.7 6 3
JH Wardle (ENG) 1951-1957 9 2687 803 46 7/36 12/89 17.45 1.79 58.4 3 1
SJ Snooke (SA) 1906-1923 19 1500 626 35 8/70 12/127 17.88 2.50 42.8 1 1
WS Lees (ENG) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
JC Laker (ENG) 1951-1957 8 2191 616 32 6/55 10/119 19.25 1.68 68.4 2 1
AS Kennedy (ENG) 1922-1923 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
NAT Adcock (SA) 1955-1960 14 3488 1152 57 6/65 8/119 20.21 1.98 61.1 2 0
AER Gilligan (ENG) 1922-1924 6 1317 527 26 6/7 11/90 20.26 2.40 50.6 2 1
G Geary (ENG) 1924-1929 5 1182 390 19 7/70 12/130 20.52 1.97 62.2 2 1
JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 16 3931 1426 69 7/39 11/97 20.66 2.17 56.9 4 1
R Tattersall (ENG) 1951-1951 5 1568 439 21 7/52 12/101 20.90 1.67 74.6 2 1
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1910 13 2536 1279 60 7/94 12/181 21.31 3.02 42.2 5 1
JH Sinclair (SA) 1896-1910 17 2191 988 46 6/26 9/89 21.47 2.70 47.6 1 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1906-1912 13 1375 580 27 4/30 6/46 21.48 2.53 50.9 0 0
GA Faulkner (SA) 1906-1924 17 3086 1472 68 7/84 9/75 21.64 2.86 45.3 4 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1955-1960 15 5286 1658 75 9/113 13/192 22.10 1.88 70.4 7 1
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
MW Tate (ENG) 1924-1935 14 3601 1185 53 6/42 9/106 22.35 1.97 67.9 1 0
GG Macaulay (ENG) 1923-1924 5 1197 409 18 5/64 7/83 22.72 2.05 66.5 1 0
FS Trueman (ENG) 1955-1960 6 1293 620 27 5/27 9/104 22.96 2.87 47.8 1 0
AA Donald (SA) 1994-2000 17 3912 1982 86 6/53 11/127 23.04 3.03 45.4 9 1
VD Philander (SA) 2012-2017 6 1205 518 22 5/30 7/78 23.54 2.57 54.7 1 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2005 23 5719 2160 91 6/39 8/80 23.73 2.26 62.8 3 0
W Voce (ENG) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
K Rabada (SA) 2016-2017 6 1468 937 38 7/112 13/144 24.65 3.82 38.6 3 1
MM Ali (ENG) 2015-2017 8 1692 876 35 6/53 10/112 25.02 3.10 48.3 2 1
AE Relf (ENG) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1964-1965 8 2001 811 32 5/34 10/87 25.34 2.43 62.5 4 1
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2004-2005 5 1203 663 26 7/61 12/205 25.50 3.30 46.2 2 1
TL Goddard (SA) 1955-1965 20 5807 1622 63 5/31 7/93 25.74 1.67 92.1 3 0
H Verity (ENG) 1935-1939 9 3298 802 31 5/70 6/117 25.87 1.45 106.3 1 0
PS Heine (SA) 1955-1957 9 2679 1011 39 5/60 8/157 25.92 2.26 68.6 2 0
TE Bailey (ENG) 1951-1957 12 2386 728 28 5/20 8/53 26.00 1.83 85.2 1 0
GAR Lock (ENG) 1955-1957 4 1252 391 15 4/39 8/101 26.06 1.87 83.4 0 0
AP Freeman (ENG) 1927-1929 7 1924 946 36 7/71 12/171 26.27 2.95 53.4 3 2
ARC Fraser (ENG) 1994-1998 10 2132 924 35 5/42 10/122 26.40 2.60 60.9 3 1
DA Allen (ENG) 1960-1965 6 1876 559 21 5/41 7/140 26.61 1.78 89.3 1 0
AW Nourse (SA) 1906-1924 31 2068 879 33 4/25 7/104 26.63 2.55 62.6 0 0
GJ Thompson (ENG) 1910-1910 5 1343 619 23 4/50 7/112 26.91 2.76 58.3 0 0
AV Bedser (ENG) 1947-1955 13 4221 1457 54 7/58 12/112 26.98 2.07 78.1 3 1
CL Vincent (SA) 1927-1935 18 4531 1967 72 6/51 8/149 27.31 2.60 62.9 3 0
GWA Chubb (SA) 1951-1951 5 1425 577 21 6/51 6/123 27.47 2.42 67.8 2 0
CP Buckenham (ENG) 1910-1910 4 1182 593 21 5/115 7/187 28.23 3.01 56.2 1 0
M Morkel (SA) 2008-2017 19 4359 2237 79 5/75 7/98 28.31 3.07 55.1 1 0
DG Cork (ENG) 1995-1998 10 2184 1058 37 6/119 9/162 28.59 2.90 59.0 3 0
ST Finn (ENG) 2012-2016 5 1090 609 21 4/42 8/149 29.00 3.35 51.9 0 0
SJ Staples (ENG) 1928-1928 3 1149 435 15 3/50 6/148 29.00 2.27 76.6 0 0
WJ Edrich (ENG) 1938-1947 9 1209 524 18 4/77 8/172 29.11 2.60 67.1 0 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v South Africa at Manchester, 4th Test, Aug 4-7, 2017 [Test # 2268]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2017 [Test # 2266]
England v South Africa at Nottingham, 2nd Test, Jul 14-17, 2017 [Test # 2264]