The List May 9, 2006

Flying first class - Part II tables

Travis Basevi

Most First-class wickets without playing a Test
Player Span Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5wi
DJ Shepherd 1950-1972 668 2218 9/47 21.32 123
EG Dennett 1903-1926 401 2151 10/40 19.82 211
JA Newman 1906-1930 541 2054 9/131 25.02 134
GR Cox 1895-1828 634 1843 9/50 22.86 111
TG Wass 1896-1820 312 1666 9/67 20.46 159
J Mercer 1919-1947 457 1591 10/51 23.40 104
FW Lillywhite 1825-1853 237 1576 10/? 10.15* 155
FA Tarrant 1898/99-1936/37 329 1512 10/90 17.49 133
WR Hillyer 1835-1853 230 1482 8/26 11.00* 149
GS Boyes 1921-1939 504 1472 9/57 23.51 74
W Bestwick 1898-1825 323 1457 10/40 21.27 104
BA Langford 1953-1974 510 1410 9/26 24.79 83
A Watson 1871-1893 303 1384 9/118 13.31 106
CT Spencer 1952-1974 506 1367 9/63 26.69 47
R Smith 1934-1956 445 1350 8/63 30.56 73
E Willsher 1850-1875 267 1329 8/16 12.78* 107
PJ Sainsbury 1954-1976 618 1316 8/76 24.14 36
DC Morgan 1950-1969 556 1248 7/33 25.08 35
AS Brown 1953-1976 496 1230 8/80 25.64 54
S Santall 1894-1900 374 1220 8/23 23.97 63

Best career First-class bowling average without playing a Test (qualification: 200 First-class wickets, players with complete career figures only)
Player Span Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5wi
J Wisden 1845-1863 186 1109 10/58 6.66 111
J Grundy 1850-1869 298 1137 9/19 9.97 84
A Rylott 1870-1888 85 456 9/30 11.69 39
W Mycroft 1873-1885 138 863 9/25 12.09 87
G Nash 1879-1885 58 232 8/14 12.36 17
J Crossland 1878-1887 84 322 8/57 12.48 25
W McIntyre 1869-1880 97 510 8/31 12.61 53
A Watson 1871-1893 303 1384 9/118 13.31 106
W Hickton 1867-1878 60 284 10/46 14.15 24
AD Downes 1887/88-1913/14 51 311 8/35 14.67 33
T Hayward 1854-1872 118 267 9/30 14.74 19
AW Ridley 1872-1885 96 224 7/21 15.06 19
RF Miles 1867-1879 69 217 7/38 15.36 15
JB King 1893-1912 65 415 10/53 15.66 38
A Appleby 1866-1887 81 336 9/25 15.67 24
GP Harrison 1883-1892 67 249 7/43 15.70 14
W Hearne 1887-1896 55 273 8/40 15.93 28
A Penn 1875-1884 48 222 8/34 16.07 20
HH Stephenson 1853-1871 256 303 8/28 16.37 17
VAP van der Bijl 1967/68-1982/83 156 767 8/35 16.54 46

Best career First-class bowling average without playing a Test (qualification: 200 First-class wickets, excluding players prior to World War I)
Player Span Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5wi
VAP van der Bijl 1967/68-1982/83 156 767 8/35 16.54 46
S Luthra 1965/66-1980/81 67 262 9/70 16.92 14
AM Ismail 1969/70-1977/78 75 244 7/26 18.04 13
BK Bose 1940/41-1963/64 45 210 8/43 18.18 15
AG Ram Singh 1930/31-1946/47 56 265 8/14 18.56 24
R Goel 1958/59-1984/85 157 750 8/55 18.58 59
PNG Ranjith 1997/98-2005/06 69 260 7/37 18.84 18
AB Jackson 1963-1968 149 457 8/18 18.94 17
Ahad Khan 1962/63-1980/81 55 214 9/7 19.29 12
P Sitaram 1952/53-1967/68 69 288 8/29 19.30 19
RV Webster 1961-1967/68 70 272 8/19 19.44 13
S Weerakoon 1995/96-2005/06 98 396 7/47 19.52 22
Mumtaz Hussain 1966/67-1977/78 69 213 8/83 19.59 13
PK Shivalkar 1961/62-1987/88 124 589 8/16 19.69 42
S Hyder Ali 1963/64-1987/88 113 366 9/25 19.71 25
AG Nicholson 1962-1975 283 879 9/62 19.76 40
Khurshid Akhtar 1964/65-1982/83 73 353 8/26 19.76 29
W Ghosh 1949/50-1968/69 71 239 6/35 19.77 17
Gagandeep Singh 1999/00-2005/06 48 209 6/14 19.90 15
Abdul Wahab 1967/68-1983/84 73 268 8/29 19.91 17

Biggest difference of a lower First-class average than a Test average (qualification: 50 Test wickets)
Player Span FC Wkts Ave Tests Wkts Ave Diff
HDPK Dharmasena 1988/89-2005/06 155 495 20.77 31 69 42.31 21.539
CG Borde 1952/53-1972/73 251 331 27.32 55 52 46.48 19.157
AB Agarkar 1996/97-2005/06 69 207 29.14 26 58 47.32 18.187
PI Pocock 1964-1986 554 1607 26.53 25 67 44.41 17.879
EP Nupen 1920/21-1936/37 74 334 18.19 17 50 35.75 17.565
Mohammad Sami 1999/00-2005/06 70 242 30.68 25 65 47.15 16.467
GRJ Matthews 1982/83-1997/98 190 516 31.80 33 61 48.22 16.421
DVP Wright 1932-1957 497 2056 23.98 34 108 39.11 15.129
AMB Rowan 1939/40-1951 58 273 23.47 15 54 38.59 15.120
DG Phadkar 1942/43-1959/60 133 466 22.04 31 62 36.85 14.811
S Madan Lal 1968/69-1991 232 625 25.50 39 71 40.08 14.583
NG Cowans 1980-1994 239 662 24.86 19 51 39.27 14.408
GP Wickramasinghe 1988/89-2001/02 123 345 27.57 40 85 41.87 14.293
PJ Wiseman 1991/92-2005/06 155 416 33.42 25 61 47.59 14.164
CL Hooper 1983/84-2004 339 555 35.30 102 114 49.42 14.123
FE Woolley 1906-1938 978 2066 19.87 64 83 33.91 14.042
BC Strang 1994/95-2004/05 74 252 25.40 26 56 39.33 13.938
WW Armstrong 1898/99-1921/22 269 832 19.71 50 87 33.59 13.880
Maninder Singh 1980/81-1993/94 145 606 23.85 35 88 37.36 13.507
Mahmood Hussain 1949/50-1968/69 97 329 25.28 27 68 38.64 13.358

Biggest difference of a lower Test average than a First-class average (qualification: 50 Test wickets)
Player Span FC Wkts Ave Tests Wkts Ave Diff
GJ Gilmour 1971/72-1979/80 75 233 31.52 15 54 26.03 5.486
JJ Ferris 1886/87-1897/98 198 812 17.54 9 61 12.70 4.844
CR Miller 1985/86-2001/02 126 446 30.97 18 69 26.15 4.815
SE Bond 1996/97-2005/06 48 164 25.32 14 64 21.53 3.798
SP Jones 1998-2006 75 217 31.79 18 59 28.23 3.559
H Ironmonger 1909/10-1935/36 96 464 21.50 14 74 17.97 3.535
GA Lohmann 1884-1896/97 293 1841 13.73 18 112 10.75 2.980
K Higgs 1958-1986 511 1536 23.61 15 71 20.74 2.864
DW Fleming 1989/90-2002/03 114 379 28.28 20 75 25.89 2.394
SCG MacGill 1993/94-2005/06 164 700 29.57 40 198 27.20 2.370
FH Tyson 1952-1960 244 767 20.89 17 76 18.56 2.333
WJ Whitty 1907-1925/26 119 491 23.40 14 65 21.12 2.280
BA Reid 1984/85-1995/96 96 350 26.63 27 113 24.63 1.999
Asif Iqbal 1959/60-1982 440 291 30.15 58 53 28.33 1.818
W Barnes 1875-1894 459 902 17.12 21 51 15.54 1.577
JR Ratnayeke 1980/81-1989/90 71 133 36.77 22 56 35.21 1.560
IK Pathan 2000/01-2005/06 59 191 31.74 24 89 30.43 1.305
CEH Croft 1971/72-1982 121 428 24.59 27 125 23.30 1.291
M Ntini 1995/96-2005/06 131 458 29.19 67 269 28.09 1.103
TBA May 1984/85-1995/96 142 439 35.81 24 75 34.74 1.064

Highest proportion of Test wickets as FC wickets (qualification: 50 Test wickets)
Player Span FC Wkts Ave Tests Wkts Ave %
Mashrafe Mortaza 2001/02-2005/06 27 69 35.72 20 50 37.42 72.46
GD McGrath 1992/93-2005/06 184 814 20.77 119 542 21.55 66.58
A Flintoff 1995-2005/06 150 266 31.53 59 174 31.45 65.41
SM Pollock 1991/92-2005/06 177 634 23.36 101 394 23.20 62.14
DL Vettori 1996/97-2005/06 114 365 32.52 71 219 34.96 60.00
JH Kallis 1993/94-2005/06 188 334 30.64 102 200 31.71 59.88
M Ntini 1995/96-2005/06 131 458 29.19 67 269 28.09 58.73
SK Warne 1990/91-2006 266 1185 25.63 140 685 25.25 57.80
B Lee 1994/95-2005/06 89 372 27.36 54 211 31.45 56.72
FH Edwards 2001/02-2005/06 37 107 36.12 23 60 43.43 56.07
JN Gillespie 1994/95-2006 131 478 24.97 71 259 26.13 54.18
ALF de Mel 1981/82-1986/87 42 109 37.90 17 59 36.94 54.12
M Muralitharan 1989/90-2006 194 1134 18.95 103 611 22.30 53.88
WPUJC Vaas 1990/91-2006 159 577 24.24 90 301 28.81 52.16
N Kapil Dev 1975/76-1993/94 275 835 27.09 131 434 29.64 51.97
A Kumble 1989/90-2005/06 209 982 25.14 106 510 28.76 51.93
Harbhajan Singh 1997/98-2005/06 110 456 27.43 55 227 30.14 49.78
ST Jayasuriya 1988/89-2005/06 243 187 32.29 102 92 33.18 49.19
HH Streak 1992/93-2006 153 461 27.31 65 216 28.14 46.85
IK Pathan 2000/01-2005/06 59 191 31.74 24 89 30.43 46.59

Most First-class career wickets
Player Span Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5wi
W Rhodes 1898-1930 1110 4204 9/24 16.72 287
AP Freeman 1914-1936 592 3776 10/53 18.42 386
CWL Parker 1903-1935 635 3278 10/79 19.46 277
JT Hearne 1888-1823 639 3061 9/32 17.75 255
TWJ Goddard 1922-1952 593 2979 10/113 19.84 251
AS Kennedy 1907-1936 677 2874 10/37 21.23 225
D Shackleton 1948-1969 647 2857 9/30 18.65 194
GAR Lock 1946-1970/71 654 2844 10/54 19.23 196
FJ Titmus 1949-1982 792 2830 9/52 22.37 168
WG Grace 1865-1908 870 2809 10/49 18.14 240
MW Tate 1912-1937 679 2784 9/71 18.16 195
GH Hirst 1891-1929 826 2742 9/23 18.73 184
C Blythe 1899-1914 439 2503 10/30 16.81 218
DL Underwood 1963-1987 676 2465 9/28 20.28 153
WE Astill 1906-1939 733 2432 9/41 23.76 140
JC White 1909-1937 472 2355 10/76 18.58 193
WE Hollies 1932-1957 515 2323 10/49 20.94 182
FS Trueman 1949-1969 603 2304 8/28 18.29 126
JB Statham 1950-1968 559 2260 8/34 16.37 123
RTD Perks 1930-1955 595 2233 9/40 24.07 143
J Briggs 1879-1900 535 2221 10/55 15.95 200
DJ Shepherd 1950-1972 668 2218 9/47 21.32 123
EG Dennett 1903-1926 401 2151 10/40 19.82 211
T Richardson 1892-1905 358 2104 10/45 18.43 200
TE Bailey 1946-1967 682 2082 10/90 23.13 110
R Illingworth 1951-1983 787 2072 9/42 20.27 104
N Gifford 1960-1988 710 2068 8/28 23.56 93
FE Woolley 1906-1938 978 2066 8/22 19.87 132
G Geary 1912-1938 549 2063 10/18 20.03 125
DVP Wright 1932-1957 497 2056 9/47 23.98 150
JA Newman 1906-1930 541 2054 9/131 25.02 134
A Shaw 1864-1897 404 2027 10/73 12.13* 176
S Haigh 1895-1913 561 2012 9/25 15.94 135
H Verity 1930-1939 378 1956 10/10 14.90 164
W Attewell 1881-1899 429 1951 9/23 15.32 134
JC Laker 1946-1964/65 450 1944 10/53 18.41 127
AV Bedser 1939-1960 485 1924 8/18 20.41 96
W Mead 1892-1904 429 1916 9/40 18.99 152
AE Relf 1900-1921 565 1897 9/95 20.94 114
PGH Fender 1910-1935 557 1894 8/24 25.05 100
JWHT Douglas 1901-1928 651 1893 9/47 23.32 113
JH Wardle 1946-1967/68 412 1846 9/25 18.97 134
GR Cox 1895-1828 634 1843 9/50 22.86 111
GA Lohmann 1884-1896/97 293 1841 9/28 13.73 176
JW Hearne 1909-1936 647 1839 9/61 24.42 107
GG Macaulay 1920-1935 468 1837 8/21 17.65 126
MS Nichols 1924-1939 483 1833 9/32 21.63 118
JB Mortimore 1950-1975 640 1807 8/59 23.18 75
CA Walsh 1981/82-2000/01 429 1807 9/72 21.71 104
C Cook 1946-1964 506 1782 9/42 20.52 99

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 1801: South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, 3rd Test, May 5-7, 2006
• ODI # 2370: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Georgetown, 4th ODI, May 7, 2006