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Best career bowling average (without qualification)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5 10
A Magiet 2004-2005 2 18 0 3 3/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
MM Agasti 1985-1990 4 1 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 1.0 0 0
S Bird 1861-1861 1 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
HW Cairns 1864-1870 4 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
SP Coverdale 1973-1987 46 6 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
D de Zoysa 1997-1998 1 12 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 12.0 0 0
K Hariprasad 1981-1984 6 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
RA Jones 1993-2010 124 1 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 1.0 0 0
V Joseph 1978-1983 18 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
GH Keating 1966-1970 7 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
BN Khanna 1932-1938 7 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
D Mitra 1968-1975 14 27 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 27.0 0 0
G Murray 1906-1907 1 - 0 1 1/0 0.00 - - 0 0
NG Pirihi 1997-1999 8 6 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
PR Pradhan 1981-1991 29 6 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
TA Radford 1994-1997 14 6 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
MV Simon 1985-1992 8 6 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0
PH Tarilton 1905-1930 51 3 0 1 1/0 0.00 0.00 3.0 0 0
JM Lee 1845-1850 36 252 25 97 7/? 0.25 0.59 2.5 7 3
JG Pearson 1883-1883 1 13 1 3 3/1 0.33 0.46 4.3 0 0
JM Kennedy 1960-1962 31 9 1 2 2/1 0.50 0.66 4.5 0 0
RL Peck 1960-1960 2 6 1 2 2/1 0.50 1.00 3.0 0 0
B Cachopa 2010-2014 33 4 2 2 2/2 1.00 3.00 2.0 0 0
KS Ponnappa 2001-2005 7 8 2 2 1/0 1.00 1.50 4.0 0 0
Saeed Khan 1986-1987 2 - 2 2 2/2 1.00 - - 0 0
WMSN Wijesekera 2001-2006 10 8 2 2 2/2 1.00 1.50 4.0 0 0
Abid Hussain 1957-1959 3 6 1 1 1/1 1.00 1.00 6.0 0 0
M Bacher 1983-1985 7 12 1 1 1/1 1.00 0.50 12.0 0 0
SJ Buch 1980-1981 3 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
BL Buggins 1954-1963 63 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
MD Fenner 1949-1964 33 5 1 1 1/1 1.00 1.20 5.0 0 0
Alokananda Jena 1965-1971 2 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
S Kanth 2001-2003 5 2 1 1 1/1 1.00 3.00 2.0 0 0
SL Matse 1976-1977 1 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
R Mishra 1980-1983 6 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
JA Potbury 1887-1888 1 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
S Prasad 2009-2010 4 3 1 1 1/1 1.00 2.00 3.0 0 0
JB Shokane 2006-2007 7 5 1 1 1/1 1.00 1.20 5.0 0 0
JM Watson 1957-1959 5 8 1 1 1/1 1.00 0.75 8.0 0 0
LA Westmaas 1945-1948 8 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
F Wintour 1892-1893 1 - 1 1 1/1 1.00 - - 0 0
S Dakin 1840-1855 45 - 9+ 35 4/3 1.12* - - 0 0
CLO Cawley 1938-1939 1 - 3 2 2/3 1.50 - - 0 0
FG Quested 1912-1913 1 - 3 2 2/3 1.50 - - 0 0
FW Lillywhite 1825-1853 237 15265 2435 1576 10/? 1.54 0.95 9.6 155 55
H Barrett 1870-1871 1 - 8 5 5/8 1.60 - - 1 0
TS Parker 1864-1867 2 - 12 6 5/6 2.00 - - 1 0
WP Cowlishaw 1864-1865 1 40 6 3 3/3 2.00 0.90 13.3 0 0
Mohammad Yaqoob 1983-1984 1 - 4 2 2/4 2.00 - - 0 0
WMDT Weerasinghe 2008-2009 9 18 4 2 2/4 2.00 1.33 9.0 0 0
Aslam Sher 1985-1987 3 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
F Ayles 1908-1909 3 - 2 1 1/1 2.00 - - 0 0
Azhar Qureshi 1972-1976 23 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
N Bandaranayake 1992-1993 1 6 2 1 1/2 2.00 2.00 6.0 0 0
FC Brailsford 1958-1958 3 12 2 1 1/2 2.00 1.00 12.0 0 0
HW Brown 1881-1881 1 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
BJ Crook 2008-2009 9 12 2 1 1/2 2.00 1.00 12.0 0 0
GH Fox 1888-1890 2 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
F Harper 1886-1895 14 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
Maqsood Ali 1941-1942 1 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
MB Muggleton 1964-1970 3 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
TM Roberts 1976-1987 4 4 2 1 1/2 2.00 3.00 4.0 0 0
J Rose 1878-1878 1 8 2 1 1/2 2.00 1.50 8.0 0 0
JG Smyth 1922-1923 2 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
S Vercueil 1981-1990 30 6 2 1 1/2 2.00 2.00 6.0 0 0
JT Vigne 1892-1894 4 - 2 1 1/2 2.00 - - 0 0
F Lowe 1855-1856 1 36 9 4 4/9 2.25 1.50 9.0 0 0
WJ Humphry 1845-1855 14 - 7 3 3/2 2.33 - - 0 0
G Brockwell 1844-1857 44 490 208 86 7/? 2.41 2.54 5.6 2 1
G Haldane 1885-1886 1 - 5 2 2/5 2.50 - - 0 0
R Henson 1894-1894 1 12 5 2 2/5 2.50 2.50 6.0 0 0
RS Nagdev 1964-1970 21 - 5 2 1/2 2.50 - - 0 0
S Vaid 2001-2003 2 18 5 2 1/1 2.50 1.66 9.0 0 0
PJ Wales 1951-1951 1 78 13 5 3/12 2.60 1.00 15.6 0 0
W Evershed 1882-1884 13 27 8 3 3/8 2.66 1.77 9.0 0 0
J Scott 1861-1863 4 - 11+ 12 5/? 2.75* - - 1 0
Shahid Iqbal 1983-1984 1 - 11 4 4/6 2.75 - - 0 0
BS Darbyshire 1864-1866 2 47+ 9+ 8 5/? 3.00* 1.14* 15.6* 1 0
ID Difford 1893-1907 4 - 9 3 3/9 3.00 - - 0 0
RA Vance 1947-1962 41 36 9 3 2/8 3.00 1.50 12.0 0 0
G Amonkar 1985-1986 1 18 6 2 1/2 3.00 2.00 9.0 0 0
G Berry 1845-1853 4 - 6 2 2/4 3.00 - - 0 0
A Cargill 1876-1884 4 - 6 2 2/6 3.00 - - 0 0
AH Drake 1979-1982 7 - 6 2 1/1 3.00 - - 0 0
RN Pande 1976-1985 30 42 6 2 1/2 3.00 0.85 21.0 0 0
Ayub Noor 1975-1976 1 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0
G Curle 1913-1913 5 10 3 1 1/3 3.00 1.80 10.0 0 0
CD Finlayson 1925-1932 4 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0
CL Hornby 1874-1877 2 8 3 1 1/3 3.00 2.25 8.0 0 0
KSM Iyer 1993-2005 24 6 3 1 1/3 3.00 3.00 6.0 0 0
JFM Kerr 1921-1923 2 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0
HW Moore 1876-1895 5 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0
Sohel Hossain 2000-2002 6 12 3 1 1/0 3.00 1.50 12.0 0 0
Waqar Ukasha 1986-1987 2 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0
Zulfiqar-ul-Hasan 1986-1987 6 - 3 1 1/3 3.00 - - 0 0

Records includes the following recent matches:
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, LV= County Championship Division One, Jul 21-24, 2014 [First-class]

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