Best Ashes Series bowling Averages

November 12, 2020 By Sourav


Best Ashes Series bowling Averages

Hey, 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 bowling Averages. And, here are the all-time top bowlers with the best bowling averages to date.

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages

In layman’s language, the bowling average is the number of runs conceded by a bowler per wicket taken.

1. George Lohmann (ENG)

George-Lohmann
George-Lohmann

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.1- Average (13.01)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1886-1896 15 77 13.01

Also known as the Bradman in bowling, George Lohmann has a right to be up there with the greatest Test bowlers of all time. Rated by contemporaries as the most difficult opponent, he bowled at a little more than medium pace but was able to make the ball seam both ways, and his constant experimentation led to variations in angle, flight, and pace.

2. Willie Bates (ENG)

Willie-Bates
Willie-Bates

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.2- Average (13.25)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1882-1887 10 31 13.25

Willie Bates, whose luminous career was cut short by a freak injury in Australia in 1887-88. Bates was bowling his off-spinners in the nets when a straight-drive hit him in the face, damaging his eyesight so bad that he never played first-class cricket again. After that, he became depressed and attempted suicide.

3. J.J. Ferris (AUS)

JJ-Ferris
JJ-Ferris

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.3- Average (14.25)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1887-1890 8 48 14.25

Ferris was a deadly left-arm swing bowler who played Test cricket for Australia and England. In his eight Tests for the Aussies, Ferris wreaked havoc alongside Charlie Turner. His first act as a Test player was to bowl England out for 45, at Sydney in 1886-87.  He was only 33 when he died of enteric fever.

4. William Barnes (ENG)

William-Barnes
William-Barnes

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.4- Average (14.40)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1882-1890 18 49 14.40

William was a forceful batsman with strong off-side shots, as well as a fine medium-pacer whose bowling won at least two Test matches. An excellent close field and an automatic first choice for England from the first test played on English soil to 1890.

5. Jack Iverson (AUS)

Jack-Iverson
Jack-Iverson

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.5- Average (15.23)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1950-1951 5 21 15.23

Jack was an unusual bowler who created something of a sensation during a brief career in Australian cricket. Big Jack, as he was known, developed a peculiar method of spinning the ball, which he gripped between his thumb and middle finger. He is one of the greatest spin bowlers and was the inventor of the carom ball.

6. Charlie Turner (AUS)

Charlie-Turner
Charlie-Turner

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.6- Average (16.53)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1887-1895 17 101 16.53

Fans still note Charlie Turner as one of the greatest fast bowlers the Australian cricket has ever produced. Besides, all those still have high regard who played against him. Turner died on New Year's Day in Sydney, aged 81. Records that stand to his name tell of his work with the ball.  In a season when bowlers accomplished wonderful things, almost beyond belief in these days, Turner took 314 wickets.

7. Robert Peel (ENG)

Robert-Peel
Robert-Peel

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.7- Average (16.98)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1884-1896 20 101 16.98

was one of the finest all-round cricketers of any time. Primarily he was a bowler.  being a capital fieldsman, especially at cover-point, and a punishing left-handed batsman, he kept his place in the team.

8. Rodney Hogg (AUS)

Rodney-Hogg
Rodney-Hogg

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.8- Average (17.00)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1978-1983 11 56 17.00

Blue-eyed, aggressive, and grievously fast, Rodney Hogg announced himself with 41 wickets for World Series-depleted Australia against England in 1978-79. The way he regularly beat Geoff Boycott for pace thrilled Australia at a lean time. Injury and a rebel tour to South Africa interrupted, and cricket life was never quite so magnanimous again.

9. Robert Massie (AUS)

Robert-Massie
Robert-Massie

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.9- Average (17.78)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1972-1972 4 23 17.78

The world will always remember RAL Massie, a fast-medium swing bowler, for one of the most startling debuts in Test history. At Lord's in 1972, Massie swung the ball devilishly and demolished England with eight wickets in each innings, and his figures of 16 for 137 were the best by a Test debutant until Narendra Hirwani spun West Indies to defeat 15 years later.

10. George Ulyett (ENG)

George-Ulyett
George-Ulyett

Best Ashes Series bowling Averages No.10- Average (18.25)

Span Matches Wickets Average
1884-1890 15 31 18.25

The English County of Yorkshire has always been rich in first-rate cricketers, but a finer player than Ulyett was never produced by the county. He made his name as the best batsman on the team. Besides, fans also noted him for his brilliant bowling and fielding during his heydays. His career for the county extended over a period of twenty years, his first appearance in the eleven, dating back to July 1873. It was seen at once that a player of remarkable gifts had been discovered, and before very long he was at the top of the system.

Thereby, ending this list of Best Ashes Series bowling Averages, we told you about all the best-averaged bowlers in the Ashes history. We hope you enjoyed going through this list. Please feel free to comment below with any suggestions.

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