The worst batsman in the world

Bradman's first, but who is last?

Ananth Narayanan

February 26, 2009

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Main table
Cty Batsman            Batting Avge  Dis 0's Freq    Avge Ptship   Total
                            (20)          (15)           (15)       (50)
Zim Mbangwa M           4.00 (2.00)   2.08 ( 2.78)   5.13( 6.84)  11.21
Nzl Martin C.S          4.34 (2.17)   1.95 ( 2.60)   7.65(10.20)  13.94
Win King R.D            6.95 (3.47)   2.89 ( 3.86)   7.64(10.19)  17.48
Bng Manjural Islam(Sr)  7.36 (3.68)   2.48 ( 3.30)   7.98(10.64)  17.82
Ind Chandrasekhar B.S   8.15 (4.07)   2.61 ( 3.48)   7.12( 9.50)  17.88
Ind Maninder Singh      7.62 (3.81)   2.59 ( 3.45)   7.82(10.42)  18.02
Ind Doshi D.R           9.21 (4.61)   2.04 ( 2.71)   7.58(10.11)  18.83
Aus Reid B.A            9.30 (4.65)   4.25 ( 5.67)   5.78( 7.71)  19.33
Ind Nehra A            11.00 (5.50)   1.88 ( 2.50)   6.63( 8.84)  19.50
Win Valentine A.L       9.40 (4.70)   3.19 ( 4.25)   7.38( 9.84)  19.97
Win Edwards F.H         9.36 (4.68)   2.54 ( 3.39)   8.11(10.82)  20.02
Eng Mullally A.D       11.04 (5.52)   1.69 ( 2.25)   7.61(10.15)  20.34
Saf Adcock N.A.T       10.81 (5.41)   3.25 ( 4.33)   6.54( 8.72)  20.60
Aus Jones E            10.08 (5.04)   3.90 ( 5.20)   6.72( 8.96)  20.70
Pak Aaqib Javed        10.10 (5.05)   2.53 ( 3.38)   8.22(10.96)  20.85
Eng Tufnell P.C.R      10.20 (5.10)   2.95 ( 3.93)   8.40(11.20)  21.55
Eng Panesar M.S        10.67 (5.33)   2.62 ( 3.50)   8.27(11.02)  21.56
Eng Malcolm D.E        12.10 (6.05)   2.72 ( 3.62)   7.60(10.14)  22.42
Eng Hendrick M         12.80 (6.40)   3.28 ( 4.38)   6.39( 8.51)  22.47
Zim Olonga H.K         10.82 (5.41)   2.41 ( 3.21)   9.55(12.73)  22.78
Ind Gupte S.P          12.62 (6.31)   5.25 ( 7.00)   5.30( 7.07)  23.17
Nzl O'Connor S.B       11.44 (5.72)   4.88 ( 6.50)   7.38( 9.85)  23.70
Pak Danish Kaneria     13.68 (6.84)   2.25 ( 3.00)   8.15(10.87)  24.09
Aus Howell W.P         15.05 (7.52)   2.53 ( 3.38)   6.72( 8.96)  24.30
Win Collins P.T        11.75 (5.88)   2.52 ( 3.36)  10.04(13.38)  24.31
Nzl Blair R.W          13.50 (6.75)   2.12 ( 2.83)   9.07(12.09)  24.69
Nzl Boock S.L          12.55 (6.27)   3.08 ( 4.10)   9.53(12.71)  25.15
Aus Alderman T.M       13.10 (6.55)   3.06 ( 4.08)   9.41(12.55)  25.56
Win Patterson B.P      13.18 (6.59)   3.56 ( 4.75)   8.84(11.79)  25.59
Aus Higgs J.D          11.10 (5.55)   5.40 ( 7.20)   9.75(13.00)  26.25
Eng Pocock P.I         12.48 (6.24)   2.77 ( 3.70)  11.80(15.73)  27.06
Win Powell D.B         14.29 (7.14)   3.00 ( 4.00)  10.07(13.42)  27.35
Win Walsh C.A          15.10 (7.55)   3.23 ( 4.30)   9.18(12.24)  27.50
Aus McGrath G.D        14.74 (7.37)   2.96 ( 3.94)  10.13(13.51)  27.82
Win Collymore C.D      15.76 (7.88)   3.55 ( 4.73)   8.58(11.44)  27.89
Eng Hoggard M.J        14.55 (7.28)   3.63 ( 4.84)  10.07(13.42)  28.25
Win Gibbs L.R          13.94 (6.97)   5.45 ( 7.27)   9.12(12.16)  28.51
Ind Prasad B.K.V       15.04 (7.52)   3.52 ( 4.70)  10.44(13.91)  29.00
Pak Sikander Bakht     12.70 (6.35)   6.56 ( 8.75)   9.81(13.09)  29.07
Eng Cowans N.G         15.91 (7.95)   4.35 ( 5.80)   8.92(11.90)  29.18
Slk Fernando C.R.D     13.63 (6.81)   4.18 ( 5.57)  11.63(15.51)  29.44
Win Benjamin K.C.G     15.86 (7.93)   3.38 ( 4.50)  10.27(13.69)  29.50
Bng Shahadat Hossain   14.14 (7.07)   5.00 ( 6.67)  10.78(14.38)  29.92
Eng Barnes S.F         16.13 (8.07)   3.66 ( 4.88)  10.15(13.54)  29.94
Ind Ghulam Ahmed       17.45 (8.73)   2.58 ( 3.44)  10.40(13.87)  30.44
Nzl Morrison D.K       16.84 (8.42)   2.22 ( 2.96)  11.97(15.96)  31.03
Win Ramadhin S         16.41 (8.20)   3.11 ( 4.14)  11.57(15.43)  31.09
Aus Spofforth F.R      18.87 (9.43)   3.62 ( 4.83)   8.74(11.66)  31.24
Eng Lohmann G.A        17.75 (8.88)   2.79 ( 3.71)  10.93(14.58)  31.47
Win Dillon M           16.80 (8.40)   1.96 ( 2.62)  12.98(17.31)  31.74
Slk Pushpakumara K.R   17.47 (8.74)   4.65 ( 6.20)  10.43(13.90)  32.55
Slk Wickramasinghe G.P 18.81 (9.41)   2.82 ( 3.76)  10.91(14.55)  32.55
Eng Fraser A.R.C       14.92 (7.46)   5.58 ( 7.44)  12.19(16.25)  32.70
Slk Zoysa D.N.T        16.94 (8.47)   3.33 ( 4.44)  12.43(16.57)  32.71
Ind Bedi B.S           17.97 (8.99)   3.79 ( 5.05)  11.10(14.80)  32.86
Eng Strudwick H        15.86 (7.93)   6.30 ( 8.40)  10.71(14.29)  32.88
Slk Malinga L.S        18.29 (9.14)   2.83 ( 3.78)  12.82(17.09)  33.94
Nzl Cave H.B           17.62 (8.81)   4.65 ( 6.20)  12.22(16.29)  34.48
Nzl Chatfield E.J      17.14 (8.57)   3.68 ( 4.91)  13.86(18.48)  34.69
Aus Dymock G           18.88 (9.44)   3.43 ( 4.57)  12.56(16.75)  34.87
Eng Headley D.W        16.91 (8.45)   6.50 ( 8.67)  11.54(15.38)  34.95
Eng Blythe C           19.26 (9.63)   5.81 ( 7.75)  10.04(13.39)  35.12
Saf Ntini M            19.68 (9.84)   4.05 ( 5.40)  11.39(15.19)  35.12
Aus Hogg R.M           19.51 (9.76)   3.11 ( 4.14)  13.02(17.36)  35.64
Aus MacGill S.C.G      19.44 (9.72)   2.94 ( 3.92)  13.39(17.85)  35.77
Saf Adams P.R          18.00 (9.00)   5.16 ( 6.88)  12.79(17.05)  35.95
Saf Nel A              19.82 (9.91)   2.86 ( 3.82)  13.62(18.17)  36.31
Zim Price R.W          19.48 (9.74)   5.62 ( 7.50)  13.47(17.97)  38.58
Eng Cook N.G.B         17.05 (8.52)   9.38 (12.50)  13.98(18.64)  40.40
Nzl Alabaster J.C      19.43 (9.71)  12.75 (17.00)  12.18(16.24)  44.36

Support table Cty Batsman Ins No Runs Avge HS Dis Runs Avge Total 0's Added Bpa Zim Mbangwa M 25 8 34 2.00 8 9 171 11.0 11.21 Nzl Martin C.S 65 30 76 2.17 12 25 663 10.9 13.94 Win King R.D 27 8 66 3.47 12 7 275 10.2 17.48 Bng Manjural Islam(Sr) 33 11 81 3.68 21 10 351 10.6 17.82 Ind Chandrasekhar B.S 80 39 167 4.07 22 23 760 10.9 17.88 Ind Maninder Singh 38 12 99 3.81 15 11 396 10.8 18.02 Ind Doshi D.R 38 10 129 4.61 20 14 384 10.9 18.83 Aus Reid B.A 34 14 93 4.65 13 6 262 10.8 19.33 Ind Nehra A 25 11 77 5.50 19 10 221 10.6 19.50 Win Valentine A.L 51 21 141 4.70 14 12 502 10.9 19.97 Win Edwards F.H 61 17 206 4.68 21 18 660 10.4 20.02 Eng Mullally A.D 27 4 127 5.52 24 12 274 10.4 20.34 Saf Adcock N.A.T 39 12 146 5.41 24 9 340 10.9 20.60 Aus Jones E 26 1 126 5.04 20 5 233 10.1 20.70 Pak Aaqib Javed 27 7 101 5.05 28 8 296 10.4 20.85 Eng Tufnell P.C.R 59 29 153 5.10 22 15 661 10.7 21.55 Eng Panesar M.S 49 16 176 5.33 26 14 540 10.6 21.56 Eng Malcolm D.E 58 19 236 6.05 29 16 588 10.8 22.42 Eng Hendrick M 35 15 128 6.40 15 8 298 10.8 22.47 Zim Olonga H.K 45 11 184 5.41 24 14 573 10.3 22.78 Ind Gupte S.P 42 13 183 6.31 21 6 297 10.4 23.17 Nzl O'Connor S.B 26 8 103 5.72 20 4 256 10.5 23.70 Pak Danish Kaneria 69 31 260 6.84 29 23 750 10.8 24.09 Aus Howell W.P 27 6 158 7.52 35 8 242 9.2 24.30 Win Collins P.T 47 7 235 5.88 24 14 629 9.4 24.31 Nzl Blair R.W 34 6 189 6.75 64 12 411 9.8 24.69 Nzl Boock S.L 41 8 207 6.27 37 10 521 9.6 25.15 Aus Alderman T.M 53 22 203 6.55 26 13 665 10.6 25.56 Win Patterson B.P 38 16 145 6.59 21 8 448 11.0 25.59 Aus Higgs J.D 36 16 111 5.55 16 5 468 10.8 26.25 Eng Pocock P.I 37 4 206 6.24 33 10 582 9.1 27.06 Win Powell D.B 52 3 350 7.14 36 13 698 9.0 27.35 Win Walsh C.A 185 61 936 7.55 30 43 2264 10.6 27.50 Aus McGrath G.D 138 51 641 7.37 61 35 1864 10.9 27.82 Win Collymore C.D 52 27 197 7.88 16 11 595 10.4 27.89 Eng Hoggard M.J 92 27 473 7.28 38 19 1235 9.2 28.25 Win Gibbs L.R 109 39 488 6.97 25 15 1325 10.2 28.51 Ind Prasad B.K.V 47 20 203 7.52 30 10 654 10.3 29.00 Pak Sikander Bakht 35 12 146 6.35 22 4 458 10.5 29.07 Eng Cowans N.G 29 7 175 7.95 36 5 345 10.9 29.18 Slk Fernando C.R.D 39 12 184 6.81 36 7 605 9.8 29.44 Win Benjamin K.C.G 36 8 222 7.93 43 8 493 9.4 29.50 Bng Shahadat Hossain 40 12 198 7.07 31 6 575 9.9 29.92 Eng Barnes S.F 39 9 242 8.07 38 8 528 9.9 29.94 Ind Ghulam Ahmed 31 9 192 8.73 50 9 430 10.5 30.44 Nzl Morrison D.K 71 26 379 8.42 42 24 1133 9.3 31.03 Win Ramadhin S 58 14 361 8.20 44 14 895 9.6 31.09 Aus Spofforth F.R 29 6 217 9.43 50 6 338 10.0 31.24 Eng Lohmann G.A 26 2 213 8.88 62 7 379 7.4 31.47 Win Dillon M 68 3 546 8.40 43 26 1177 8.8 31.74 Slk Pushpakumara K.R 31 12 166 8.74 44 5 431 10.3 32.55 Slk Wickramasinghe G.P 64 5 555 9.41 51 17 931 9.5 32.55 Eng Fraser A.R.C 67 15 388 7.46 32 9 1089 9.8 32.70 Slk Zoysa D.N.T 40 6 288 8.47 28 9 663 9.4 32.71 Ind Bedi B.S 101 28 656 8.99 50 20 1495 10.1 32.86 Eng Strudwick H 42 13 230 7.93 24 5 600 9.7 32.88 Slk Malinga L.S 34 13 192 9.14 42 9 581 10.3 33.94 Nzl Cave H.B 31 5 229 8.81 22 5 505 8.8 34.48 Nzl Chatfield E.J 54 33 180 8.57 21 11 998 11.0 34.69 Aus Dymock G 32 7 236 9.44 31 7 536 9.5 34.87 Eng Headley D.W 26 4 186 8.45 31 3 400 7.6 34.95 Eng Blythe C 31 12 183 9.63 27 4 415 10.5 35.12 Saf Ntini M 108 39 679 9.84 32 20 1640 10.6 35.12 Aus Hogg R.M 58 13 439 9.76 52 14 1007 9.7 35.64 Aus MacGill S.C.G 47 11 350 9.72 43 12 839 10.3 35.77 Saf Adams P.R 55 15 360 9.00 35 8 938 10.2 35.95 Saf Nel A 42 8 337 9.91 34 11 763 9.7 36.31 Zim Price R.W 30 7 224 9.74 36 4 539 9.7 38.58 Eng Cook N.G.B 25 4 179 8.52 31 2 466 9.4 40.40 Nzl Alabaster J.C 34 6 272 9.71 34 2 552 9.7 44.36

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