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November 22, 2006

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Highest individual score when losing the match
Player Runs Match Ground Season Scorecard
SE Gregory (Aus) 201 1st Test Sydney 1894/95 42
SJ McCabe (Aus) 187* 1st Test Sydney 1932/33 220
VT Trumper (Aus) 185* 1st Test Sydney 1903/04 78
DCS Compton (Eng) 184 1st Test Nottingham 1948 299
MP Vaughan (Eng) 177 2nd Test Adelaide 2002/03 1628
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 176 2nd Test Melbourne 1924/25 159
KS Duleepsinhji (Eng) 173 2nd Test Lord's 1930 195
A Jackson (Aus) 164 4th Test Adelaide 1928/29 179
G Giffen (Aus) 161 1st Test Sydney 1894/95 42
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 161 5th Test The Oval 1930 198
L Hutton (Eng) 156* 4th Test Adelaide 1950/51 330
KS Ranjitsinhji (Eng) 154* 2nd Test Manchester 1896 51
JB Hobbs (Eng) 154 2nd Test Melbourne 1924/25 159
MP Vaughan (Eng) 145 4th Test Melbourne 2002/03 1634
RT Ponting (Aus) 144 4th Test Leeds 2001 1556
GHS Trott (Aus) 143 1st Test Lord's 1896 50
C Washbrook (Eng) 143 4th Test Leeds 1948 302
RA Smith (Eng) 143 4th Test Manchester 1989 1124
JB Hobbs (Eng) 142 5th Test Melbourne 1928/29 180

Best match bowling when losing the match
Player Figures Match Ground Season Scorecard
SF Barnes (Eng) 13/163 2nd Test Melbourne 1901/02 66
T Richardson (Eng) 13/244 2nd Test Manchester 1896 51
CTB Turner (Aus) 12/87 Only Test Sydney 1887/88 27
H Trumble (Aus) 12/89 3rd Test The Oval 1896 52
H Trumble (Aus) 12/173 5th Test The Oval 1902 74
WH Lockwood (Eng) 11/76 4th Test Manchester 1902 73
FR Spofforth (Aus) 11/117 3rd Test Sydney 1882/83 12
DL Underwood (Eng) 11/215 5th Test Adelaide 1974/75 754
MW Tate (Eng) 11/228 1st Test Sydney 1924/25 158
RM Hogg (Aus) 10/122 2nd Test Perth 1978/79 836
GA Lohmann (Eng) 10/142 2nd Test Sydney 1891/92 36
HV Hordern (Aus) 10/161 5th Test Sydney 1911/12 120
SK Warne (Aus) 10/162 2nd Test Birmingham 2005 1758
K Farnes (Eng) 10/179 1st Test Nottingham 1934 233
CV Grimmett (Aus) 10/201 1st Test Nottingham 1930 194
T Richardson (Eng) 10/204 5th Test Sydney 1897/98 57

Closest wins - by runs
Winner Margin Match Ground Season Scorecard
England 2 2nd Test Birmingham 2005 1758
Australia 3 4th Test Manchester 1902 73
England 3 4th Test Melbourne 1982/83 943
Australia 6 3rd Test Sydney 1884/85 19
England 10 1st Test Sydney 1894/95 42
Australia 11 3rd Test Adelaide 1924/25 160
England 12 4th Test Adelaide 1928/29 179
England 12 4th Test Melbourne 1998/99 1436
England 13 1st Test Sydney 1886/87 25
England 18 3rd Test Leeds 1981 905
England 19 6th Test The Oval 1997 1377

Closest wins - by wickets
Winner Margin Match Ground Season Scorecard
England 1 5th Test The Oval 1902 74
England 1 2nd Test Melbourne 1907/08 97
England 2 2nd Test The Oval 1890 34
Australia 2 1st Test Sydney 1907/08 96
Australia 3 2nd Test Manchester 1896 51
England 3 3rd Test Melbourne 1928/29 178
England 3 4th Test Nottingham 2005 1762
England 4 1st Test Manchester 1886 22
Australia 4 3rd Test Adelaide 1901/02 67
Australia 4 1st Test Nottingham 1981 903
Australia 4 2nd Test Lord's 1985 1018

Most matches played
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Runs Ave Wkts Ave
SE Gregory (Aus) 1890-1912 52 19 19 14 2193 25.80 0 -
SR Waugh (Aus) 1986-2003 45 28 8 9 3173 58.75 19 45.42
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1954-1975 43 10 13 20 2433 34.26 0 -
WW Armstrong (Aus) 1902-1921 42 22 11 9 2172 35.03 74 30.91
AR Border (Aus) 1978-1993 42 17 12 13 3222 55.55 4 87.75
C Hill (Aus) 1896-1912 41 19 15 7 2660 35.46 0 -
W Rhodes (Eng) 1899-1926 41 14 17 10 1706 31.01 109 24.00
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 41 14 19 8 3636 54.26 0 -
VT Trumper (Aus) 1899-1912 40 16 13 11 2263 32.79 2 71.00
MA Noble (Aus) 1898-1909 39 19 9 11 1905 30.72 115 24.86
GA Gooch (Eng) 1975-1995 39 13 16 10 2436 33.36 6 71.00
WAS Oldfield (Aus) 1920-1937 38 16 13 9 1116 23.25 0 -
DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1991 38 14 13 11 3037 46.01 0 -
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 37 17 11 9 5028 89.78 1 51.00
RN Harvey (Aus) 1948-1963 37 15 9 13 2416 38.34 0 -
RW Marsh (Aus) 1970-1983 37 10 12 15 1409 25.61 0 -
AC MacLaren (Eng) 1894-1909 35 10 16 9 1931 33.87 0 -
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1977 35 8 10 17 1911 35.38 26 27.80
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1981 34 13 6 15 2579 46.05 2 53.50
JJ Kelly (Aus) 1896-1905 33 14 10 9 613 17.51 0 -
WR Hammond (Eng) 1928-1947 33 13 12 8 2852 51.85 36 44.77
APE Knott (Eng) 1968-1981 33 10 8 15 1625 33.16 0 -
IA Healy (Aus) 1989-1999 33 20 5 8 1269 30.95 0 -
MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1999 33 20 5 8 2496 42.30 0 -
MA Atherton (Eng) 1989-2001 33 6 20 7 1900 29.68 0 -
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-2003 33 6 22 5 1810 30.67 0 -
AFA Lilley (Eng) 1896-1909 32 10 12 10 801 20.02 1 23.00
FE Woolley (Eng) 1909-1934 32 8 15 9 1664 33.28 43 36.16
JH Edrich (Eng) 1964-1975 32 7 8 17 2644 48.96 0 -
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1989 32 16 8 8 1486 29.13 128 28.04
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 31 17 12 2 809 18.81 97 20.55
H Trumble (Aus) 1890-1904 31 14 11 6 838 19.95 141 20.88
J Darling (Aus) 1894-1905 31 12 10 9 1632 30.79 0 -
TG Evans (Eng) 1946-1959 31 7 14 10 783 17.79 0 -
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1983 31 14 8 9 356 11.48 123 24.37
SK Warne (Aus) 1993-2005 31 19 7 5 750 19.23 172 22.30
W Bardsley (Aus) 1909-1926 30 13 7 10 1487 33.04 0 -
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1983 30 9 9 12 2154 43.95 8 72.75
DC Boon (Aus) 1985-1995 30 15 5 10 2041 42.52 0 -

Never losing an Ashes Test
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Runs Ave Wkts Ave
CE Pellew (Aus) 1920-1921 9 7 0 2 478 39.83 0 -
ERH Toshack (Aus) 1946-1948 9 6 0 3 65 16.25 28 28.60
TR Veivers (Aus) 1964-1966 9 2 0 7 242 30.25 15 46.26
EA McDonald (Aus) 1921-1921 8 6 0 2 101 20.19 33 32.12
RH Spooner (Eng) 1905-1912 7 2 0 5 233 21.18 0 -
EJ Smith (Eng) 1911-1912 7 5 0 2 69 8.62 0 -
SJE Loxton (Aus) 1948-1951 6 5 0 1 219 27.37 3 58.00
CL McCool (Aus) 1946-1947 5 3 0 2 272 54.39 18 27.27
R Appleyard (Eng) 1954-1956 5 3 0 2 45 22.50 13 21.00
BR Knight (Eng) 1962-1968 5 0 0 5 52 10.40 15 30.86
GE Corling (Aus) 1964-1964 5 1 0 4 5 1.66 12 37.25
TV Hohns (Aus) 1989-1989 5 3 0 2 127 31.75 11 27.27
E Peate (Eng) 1884-1886 4 2 0 2 28 14.00 12 29.58
R Pilling (Eng) 1884-1888 4 3 0 1 30 5.00 0 -
AW Carr (Eng) 1926-1926 4 0 0 4 13 13.00 0 -
I Meckiff (Aus) 1958-1959 4 3 0 1 9 2.25 17 17.17
AC Smith (Eng) 1962-1963 4 1 0 3 47 11.75 0 -
AL Thomson (Aus) 1970-1971 4 0 0 4 22 22.00 12 54.50
JK Lever (Eng) 1977-1978 4 2 0 2 48 8.00 10 24.50

Never winning an Ashes Test
Player Span Mat Won Lost Draw Runs Ave Wkts Ave
RA Smith (Eng) 1989-1993 15 0 11 4 1074 39.77 0 -
NWD Yardley (Eng) 1946-1948 10 0 7 3 402 23.64 19 30.31
CH Parkin (Eng) 1920-1921 9 0 7 2 152 11.69 32 34.06
RC Russell (Eng) 1989-1991 9 0 6 3 391 32.58 0 -
RJ Bright (Aus) 1977-1981 8 0 5 3 169 13.00 17 31.58
W Watson (Eng) 1953-1959 7 0 3 4 272 20.92 0 -
C White (Eng) 2001-2002 7 0 7 0 192 16.00 15 48.06
CAG Russell (Eng) 1920-1921 6 0 4 2 474 52.66 0 -
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 1997-2005 6 0 4 2 65 7.22 20 33.50
WE Midwinter (Aus) 1884-1887 5 0 3 2 91 11.37 2 53.00
TJ Matthews (Aus) 1912-1912 5 0 3 2 74 10.57 3 92.33
PGH Fender (Eng) 1921-1921 5 0 3 2 198 24.75 14 37.28
GE Tyldesley (Eng) 1921-1929 5 0 2 3 257 42.83 0 -
JT Ikin (Eng) 1946-1947 5 0 3 2 184 18.39 0 -
LV Maddocks (Aus) 1954-1956 5 0 4 1 156 17.33 0 -
BR Knight (Eng) 1962-1968 5 0 0 5 52 10.40 15 30.86
KJ O'Keeffe (Aus) 1971-1977 5 0 3 2 167 33.39 9 62.77
EE Hemmings (Eng) 1982-1991 5 0 3 2 230 28.75 15 45.93
NA Foster (Eng) 1985-1993 5 0 5 0 107 13.37 13 46.00

Ground records
Ground Span Mat Aus Eng Draw A% E% D%
Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1 1883-2003 47 20 21 6 43 45 13
Melbourne Cricket Ground 1882-2002 45 22 18 5 49 40 11
Lord's, London 1884-2005 32 14 5 13 44 16 41
Kennington Oval, London 1884-2005 32 5 14 13 16 44 41
Old Trafford, Manchester 1884-2005 28 7 7 14 25 25 50
Adelaide Oval 1884-2002 28 15 8 5 54 29 18
Headingley, Leeds 1899-2001 23 8 7 8 35 30 35
Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1899-2005 20 7 4 9 35 20 45
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1933-2002 17 9 4 4 53 24 24
Edgbaston, Birmingham 1902-2005 12 3 5 4 25 42 33
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth 1970-2002 9 5 1 3 56 11 33
Bramall Lane, Sheffield 1902-1902 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
Exhibition Ground, Brisbane 1928-1928 1 0 1 0 0 100 0

Allround performances (a wicket is worth 30 runs) (qualification: 100 runs and 5 wickets in the match)
Player Runs Wkts Total Match Ground Season Scorecard
G Giffen (Aus) 202 8 402 1st Test Sydney 1894/95 42
IT Botham (Eng) 199 7 374 3rd Test Leeds 1981 905
A Flintoff (Eng) 141 7 316 2nd Test Birmingham 2005 1758
AE Trott (Aus) 110 8 310 3rd Test Adelaide 1894/95 44
H Larwood (Eng) 107 8 307 1st Test Brisbane 1928/29 176
GOB Allen (Eng) 103 8 303 1st Test Brisbane 1936/37 255
JM Gregory (Aus) 100 8 300 2nd Test Melbourne 1920/21 136
EE Hemmings (Eng) 124 6 274 5th Test Sydney 1982/83 944
GH Hirst (Eng) 101 6 251 5th Test The Oval 1902 74
RB Simpson (Aus) 125 5 250 3rd Test Sydney 1962/63 537
AW Greig (Eng) 119 5 244 1st Test Manchester 1972 698
IT Botham (Eng) 118 5 243 5th Test Manchester 1981 907
NWD Yardley (Eng) 114 5 239 3rd Test Melbourne 1946/47 281
G Giffen (Aus) 108 5 233 5th Test Melbourne 1894/95 46
WW Armstrong (Aus) 108 5 233 2nd Test Melbourne 1907/08 97

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 1815: Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, 1st Test, Nov 11-14, 2006
• ODI # 2446: Kenya v Bermuda at Mombasa, 3rd ODI, Nov 14, 2006


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