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Most balls bowled in career
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5 10
W Rhodes 1898-1930 1110 185742 70322 4204 9/24 16.72 2.27 44.1 287 68
FJ Titmus 1949-1982 792 173450 63315 2830 9/52 22.37 2.19 61.2 168 26
D Shackleton 1948-1969 647 159043 53303 2857 9/30 18.65 2.01 55.6 194 38
CWL Parker 1903-1935 635 157059 63817 3278 10/79 19.46 2.43 47.9 277 91
AP Freeman 1914-1936 592 154658 69577 3776 10/53 18.42 2.69 40.9 386 140
AS Kennedy 1907-1936 677 150851 61035 2874 10/37 21.23 2.42 52.4 225 45
MW Tate 1912-1937 679 150461 50571 2784 9/71 18.16 2.01 54.0 195 44
GAR Lock 1946-1971 654 150168 54709 2844 10/54 19.23 2.18 52.8 196 50
JT Hearne 1888-1923 639 144470 54351 3061 9/32 17.75 2.25 47.1 255 66
TWJ Goddard 1922-1952 593 142211 59116 2979 10/113 19.84 2.49 47.7 251 86
DL Underwood 1963-1987 676 139783 49993 2465 9/28 20.28 2.14 56.7 153 47
WE Astill 1906-1939 733 138532 57786 2432 9/41 23.76 2.50 56.9 140 22
DJ Shepherd 1950-1972 668 132592 47302 2218 9/47 21.32 2.14 59.7 123 28
WE Hollies 1932-1957 515 130625 48656 2323 10/49 20.94 2.23 56.2 182 40
JC White 1909-1937 472 129439 43759 2355 10/76 18.58 2.02 54.9 193 58
N Gifford 1960-1988 710 128412 48731 2068 8/28 23.56 2.27 62.0 93 14
WG Grace 1865-1908 870 124831 50980 2809 10/49 18.14 2.45 44.4 240 64
GH Hirst 1891-1929 826 123328 51371 2742 9/23 18.73 2.49 44.9 184 40
R Illingworth 1951-1983 787 117860 42020 2072 9/42 20.27 2.13 56.8 104 11
TE Bailey 1946-1967 682 116659 48170 2082 10/90 23.13 2.47 56.0 110 13
G Geary 1912-1938 549 116292 41336 2063 10/18 20.03 2.13 56.3 125 30
RTD Perks 1930-1955 595 116074 53766 2233 9/40 24.07 2.77 51.9 143 24
JB Mortimore 1950-1975 640 113417 41904 1807 8/59 23.18 2.21 62.7 75 8
JE Emburey 1973-1997 513 112862 41958 1608 8/40 26.09 2.23 70.1 72 12
W Attewell 1881-1899 429 108264 29896 1951 9/23 15.32 1.65 55.4 134 27
AE Relf 1900-1921 565 108184 39726 1897 9/95 20.94 2.20 57.0 114 23
C Cook 1946-1964 506 106366 36578 1782 9/42 20.52 2.06 59.6 99 15
GR Cox 1895-1928 634 106180 42138 1843 9/50 22.86 2.38 57.6 111 13
AV Bedser 1939-1960 485 106118 39279 1924 8/18 20.41 2.22 55.1 96 16
C Blythe 1899-1914 439 103546 42094 2503 10/30 16.81 2.43 41.3 218 71
JA Newman 1906-1930 541 102779 51397 2054 9/131 25.02 3.00 50.0 134 35
JH Wardle 1946-1968 412 102626 35027 1846 9/25 18.97 2.04 55.5 134 29
A Shaw 1864-1897 404 101967 24577 2027 10/73 12.12 1.44 50.3 177 44
EE Hemmings 1966-1995 518 101688 44403 1515 10/175 29.30 2.61 67.1 70 15
JC Laker 1946-1965 450 101370 35791 1944 10/53 18.41 2.11 52.1 127 32
JB Statham 1950-1968 559 100955 36999 2260 8/34 16.37 2.19 44.6 123 11
PI Pocock 1964-1986 554 100414 42648 1607 9/57 26.53 2.54 62.4 60 7
J Briggs 1879-1900 535 100144 35430 2221 10/55 15.95 2.12 45.0 200 52

Records includes the following recent matches:
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, LV= County Championship Division One, Jul 21-24, 2014 [First-class]
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham, LV= County Championship Division Two, Jul 21-23, 2014 [First-class]
Surrey v Kent at Guildford, LV= County Championship Division Two, Jul 20-23, 2014 [First-class]

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