Best Ashes Series batting Averages

July 9, 2021 By Sourav


Best Ashes Series batting Averages

To all the Ashes (most popular test series) fans out there, in this article, you will get to know about the all-time Best Ashes Series batting Averages.

 

Best Ashes Series batting Averages

10. Matthew Elliott (AUS)

Matthew-Elliott
Matthew-Elliott

Average: 55.60

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1996-1997 6 10 556 199 55.60 2 2 0

Elliott’s a Victorian, left-handed, impervious, big-beaked, and bears a spooky resemblance to Bill Lawry. Where Lawry’s international days finished with his sacking as both captain and opener, Matthew Elliott’s test career also had an unhappy ending. His Ashes career was also too short.

 

9. Sir Leonard Hutton (ENG)

Sir-Leonard-Hutton
Sir-Leonard-Hutton

Average: 56.46

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1938-1955 27 49 2428 364 56.46 5 14 2

Fans still regard Sir L Hutton as one of the finest batsmen of all time. The world also notes him as the most technically correct England batsman after the Second World War. Interestingly, Len Hutton broke the world-record score in his 6th Test. He was also England’s first professional captain.

 

8. Maurice Leyland (ENG)

Maurice-Leyland
Maurice-Leyland

Average: 56.83

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1929-1938 20 34 1705 187 56.83 7 3 2

Maurice was the symbol of the game’s combined strength and merriment. He died on January 1, 1967, aged 66, and was exactly as old as this part-worn century and his first-class career embraced the interwar years in addition to the vital season afterward.

The body of English cricket in those years was built on firm bone and muscle, but, more often than not, Maurice was its spinal column.

 

7. Steve Waugh (AUS)

Steve-Waugh
Steve-Waugh

Average: 58.75

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1986-2003 45 72 3173 177* 58.75 10 14 6

Steve Waugh was the embodiment of true Australian grit and is one of the most successful cricket captains of all time. Evolved from a raw 20-year-old talented batsman and medium-pacer into a cricketer who eliminated risk from his game.

He led Australia in 15 of their world-record 16 consecutive Test wins and to the 1999 World Cup title, playing 168 Tests and collecting 10,927 runs on the go.

 

6. Michael Hussey (AUS)

Average: 59.27

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
2006-2011 15 24 1304 195 59.27 4 9 3

 M.Hussey was an accumulator who was virtually impossible to distract at the crease, Michael Hussey waited a decade before becoming an overnight star.

Others might have given up, or at least relaxed, during all that time in the backblocks of the Sheffield Shield and County Championship, but M.Hussey maintained the intensity and was soon living in a statistical world occupied by few others. 

 

5. Ken Barrington (ENG)

Ken-Barrington
Ken-Barrington

Average: 63.96

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1961-1968 23 39 2111 256 63.96 5 13 1

Barrington’s Test place after being dropped, abandoned his natural attacking style to become one of the cricket’s most notorious stone Wallers.

The revised method cost him his place once, by way of punishment for taking 435 minutes to score 137 against a mundane New Zealand attack at Edgbaston in 1965, but overall it served him exceptionally.

 

4. Herbert Sutcliffe (ENG)

Herbert-Sutcliffe
Herbert-Sutcliffe

Average: 66.85

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1924-1934 27 46 2741 194 66.85 8 16 1

Sutcliffe was one of the greatest cricketers and he brought to Cricket as to all his undertakings an assurance and capacity for concentration that positively commanded success. His technical talent matched his character and his achievements, therefore, were supreme.

 

3. Sid Barnes (AUS)

Sid-Barnes
Sid-Barnes

Average: 70.50

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1933-1948 9 14 846 234 70.50 2 4 1

SG Barnes, who died suddenly at his home in Sydney on December 16, 1973, aged 57, was both a fine cricketer and a bizarre character.

He played generally as an opening batsman, in 13 Test matches for Australia, hitting three centuries, and he and Sir Donald Bradman, each scoring 234, shared a world record partnership for the 5th wicket in Test Cricket when adding 405 against W. R. Hammond’s team.

 

2. Eddie Paynter (ENG)

Eddie-Paynter
Eddie-Paynter

Average: 84.42

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1933-1938 7 11 591 216* 84.42 1 3 1

Paynter, who died at Keighley on 5th February 1979, aged 77, was a left-handed batsman who averaged 84.42 for his 7 Tests against Australia, a figure which no other Englishman can approach.

This in itself would entitle him to a place among the great cricketers, but his figures become even more remarkable if his innings are evaluated.

 

1. Sir Donald Bradman (AUS)

Sir-Donald-Bradman
Sir-Donald-Bradman

Average: 89.78

Span Matches Inns Runs Highest Average 100s 50s 0s
1928-1948 37 63 5028 334 89.78 19 12 6

Undoubtedly the greatest batsman in the game and imaginably the greatest cricketer ever. One of the finest sportsmen of all time, Don Bradman was so far ahead of the competition as to render comparisons meaningless and to transcend the game he graced.

 

Best Ashes Series Batting Averages | All-Time Infographics

 

Final Words

Thus, we end this list of Best Ashes Series batting Averages here. Mentioning the 10 best-averaged batsmen in the Ashes Series history. We hope you enjoyed reading it. Please give your valuable opinions in the comment section below.

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  1. Stephen Wright
    stephen wright September 21, 2019 16:34

    Hi Souras, I see you have Wally Hammond's photo posted- he probably should have bee in this list, could it be that you got him mixed up with Maurice -who was not a right hander like Wally?

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