Best economy rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
H Verity (Eng) 1935-1939 9 3298 802 31 5/70 6/117 25.87 1.45 106.3 1 0
C Gladwin (Eng) 1947-1949 7 1961 504 14 3/21 3/36 36.00 1.54 140.0 0 0
TL Goddard (SA) 1955-1965 20 5807 1622 63 5/31 7/93 25.74 1.67 92.1 3 0
R Tattersall (Eng) 1951-1951 5 1568 439 21 7/52 12/101 20.90 1.67 74.6 2 1
JC Laker (Eng) 1951-1957 8 2191 616 32 6/55 10/119 19.25 1.68 68.4 2 1
JA Young (Eng) 1947-1949 3 1056 307 6 2/34 2/66 51.16 1.74 176.0 0 0
JC White (Eng) 1929-1931 7 1662 495 15 3/21 6/54 33.00 1.78 110.8 0 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1960-1965 6 1876 559 21 5/41 7/140 26.61 1.78 89.3 1 0
JH Wardle (Eng) 1951-1957 9 2687 803 46 7/36 12/89 17.45 1.79 58.4 3 1
TE Bailey (Eng) 1951-1957 12 2386 728 28 5/20 8/53 26.00 1.83 85.2 1 0
NBF Mann (SA) 1947-1951 14 4234 1297 42 6/59 7/72 30.88 1.83 100.8 1 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1252 391 15 4/39 8/101 26.06 1.87 83.4 0 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1955-1960 15 5286 1658 75 9/113 13/192 22.10 1.88 70.4 7 1
PJ Loader (Eng) 1955-1957 5 1256 410 13 4/52 4/119 31.53 1.95 96.6 0 0
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1935 14 3601 1185 53 6/42 9/106 22.35 1.97 67.9 1 0
G Geary (Eng) 1924-1929 5 1182 390 19 7/70 12/130 20.52 1.97 62.2 2 1
NAT Adcock (SA) 1955-1960 14 3488 1152 57 6/65 8/119 20.21 1.98 61.1 2 0
GG Macaulay (Eng) 1923-1924 5 1197 409 18 5/64 7/83 22.72 2.05 66.5 1 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
AH McKinnon (SA) 1960-1965 5 1626 559 18 4/128 7/172 31.05 2.06 90.3 0 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1947-1955 13 4221 1457 54 7/58 12/112 26.98 2.07 78.1 3 1
K Farnes (Eng) 1938-1939 5 1491 519 16 4/29 7/109 32.43 2.08 93.1 0 0
FH Tyson (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1010 358 22 6/28 8/78 16.27 2.12 45.9 2 0
AS Kennedy (Eng) 1922-1923 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 16 3931 1426 69 7/39 11/97 20.66 2.17 56.9 4 1
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1939 24 2811 1041 34 5/36 5/57 30.61 2.22 82.6 1 0
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1955-1965 10 2951 1111 27 5/66 6/86 41.14 2.25 109.2 1 0
PS Heine (SA) 1955-1957 9 2679 1011 39 5/60 8/157 25.92 2.26 68.6 2 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2005 23 5719 2160 91 6/39 8/80 23.73 2.26 62.8 3 0
SJ Staples (Eng) 1928-1928 3 1149 435 15 3/50 6/148 29.00 2.27 76.6 0 0
NI Thomson (Eng) 1964-1965 5 1488 568 9 2/55 3/120 63.11 2.29 165.3 0 0
WE Bowes (Eng) 1935-1935 4 1072 412 14 5/100 5/134 29.42 2.30 76.5 1 0
SF Barnes (Eng) 1912-1914 7 2124 818 83 9/103 17/159 9.85 2.31 25.5 12 6
PR Adams (SA) 1995-2003 13 2715 1047 32 4/63 5/119 32.71 2.31 84.8 0 0
MS Panesar (Eng) 2008-2008 4 1051 412 13 4/74 4/41 31.69 2.35 80.8 0 0
L Klusener (SA) 1998-2000 8 1248 493 11 3/27 4/50 44.81 2.37 113.4 0 0
AER Gilligan (Eng) 1922-1924 6 1317 527 26 6/7 11/90 20.26 2.40 50.6 2 1
C Blythe (Eng) 1906-1910 10 2461 986 59 8/59 15/99 16.71 2.40 41.7 6 3
PCR Tufnell (Eng) 1994-2000 4 1360 545 10 4/124 4/112 54.50 2.40 136.0 0 0
AMB Rowan (SA) 1947-1951 15 5193 2084 54 5/68 8/232 38.59 2.40 96.1 4 0
GWA Chubb (SA) 1951-1951 5 1425 577 21 6/51 6/123 27.47 2.42 67.8 2 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1964-1965 8 2001 811 32 5/34 10/87 25.34 2.43 62.5 4 1
CR Matthews (SA) 1994-1995 6 1239 505 12 3/25 3/31 42.08 2.44 103.2 0 0
EP Nupen (SA) 1922-1931 14 3789 1545 47 6/46 11/150 32.87 2.44 80.6 5 1
N Gordon (SA) 1938-1939 5 1966 807 20 5/103 7/162 40.35 2.46 98.3 2 0
DCS Compton (Eng) 1947-1957 24 1506 624 12 5/70 5/77 52.00 2.48 125.5 1 0
CN McCarthy (SA) 1948-1951 10 2347 974 31 6/43 7/164 31.41 2.48 75.7 2 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v South Africa at Lord's, 3rd Test, Aug 16-20, 2012 [Test # 2053]
England v South Africa at Leeds, 2nd Test, Aug 2-6, 2012 [Test # 2051]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 1st Test, Jul 19-23, 2012 [Test # 2049]
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