List of first class career batting averages over 50

List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Stuart James Twemlow Hughe » Tue, 09 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Hello.

I am hoping to compile a comprehensive list of cricketers
who averaged over 50 with the bat during there first class careers.
Wisden only lists those averaging over 50 who scored more than
10,000 runs, which eliminates many cricketers with fine averages,
for example, George Headley.

My initial search got me the following brief list, and I haven't
got around to consulting more than two small sources at the moment.
If anyone can think of others, or can scan their eye down any
lists they may have of career averages, feel free to email the

a list to post here and to CricInfo. Obviously this list will include
all those who scored a 100 in their only first class game onwards up
till those who scored more than 10,000 runs.

Thanks,

Stuart.

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An undefinitive list of cricketers who averaged over 50 in their
first class careers whilst scoring less than 10000 runs.
Additions welcome.

                      M    I   No   Runs    Ave   Hi  100   50
NF Callaway           1    1    0    207  207.00 207    1    0
GR McGubbin (Trans)   2    2    1    102  102.00  97    0    1
GA Headley (Jam)    103  164   22   9921   69.86 344*  33   44
DG Watt (Otago)       1    2    0    120   60.00 105    1    0
NL Bonitto (Jam)     17   30    6   1413   58.52 207*   4    6
CRC Boy (Jam)         2    3    0    173   57.66 139    1    0
CC Passailague (Jam) 12   18    3    788   52.53 261*   2    2
A Rose (Trans)        2    2    1     52   52.00  42*   0    1
RF Harrison (Trans)   2    4    2    102   51.00  73*   0    1
JRM Mackay (Trans)   20   33    2   1556   50.19 203    6    7

 
 
 

List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by John Hal » Wed, 10 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>An undefinitive list of cricketers who averaged over 50 in their
>first class careers whilst scoring less than 10000 runs.
>Additions welcome.

It's a fascinating list.

Quote:

>                      M    I   No   Runs    Ave   Hi  100   50
>NF Callaway           1    1    0    207  207.00 207    1    0

Who did Callaway play for and why did he never play again after such a
sensational start? Does anyone know?

Quote:
>GR McGubbin (Trans)   2    2    1    102  102.00  97    0    1
>GA Headley (Jam)    103  164   22   9921   69.86 344*  33   44
>DG Watt (Otago)       1    2    0    120   60.00 105    1    0
>NL Bonitto (Jam)     17   30    6   1413   58.52 207*   4    6
>CRC Boy (Jam)         2    3    0    173   57.66 139    1    0
>CC Passailague (Jam) 12   18    3    788   52.53 261*   2    2
>A Rose (Trans)        2    2    1     52   52.00  42*   0    1
>RF Harrison (Trans)   2    4    2    102   51.00  73*   0    1
>JRM Mackay (Trans)   20   33    2   1556   50.19 203    6    7

There seem to be a remarkable number of players from Transvaal and
Jamaica here. Does anyone have a theory as to why this should be so?
--
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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Jeff Thoma » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>>An undefinitive list of cricketers who averaged over 50 in their
>>first class careers whilst scoring less than 10000 runs.
>>Additions welcome.

>>GR McGubbin (Trans)   2    2    1    102  102.00  97    0    1
>>GA Headley (Jam)    103  164   22   9921   69.86 344*  33   44
>>DG Watt (Otago)       1    2    0    120   60.00 105    1    0
>>NL Bonitto (Jam)     17   30    6   1413   58.52 207*   4    6
>>CRC Boy (Jam)         2    3    0    173   57.66 139    1    0
>>CC Passailague (Jam) 12   18    3    788   52.53 261*   2    2
>>A Rose (Trans)        2    2    1     52   52.00  42*   0    1
>>RF Harrison (Trans)   2    4    2    102   51.00  73*   0    1
>>JRM Mackay (Trans)   20   33    2   1556   50.19 203    6    7

>There seem to be a remarkable number of players from Transvaal and
>Jamaica here. Does anyone have a theory as to why this should be so?

As far as the Jamaicans are concerned, I understand that for many years
the only first-class games played inthe West Indies (apart from
tests) were those against touring teams (to all intents and purposes this
meant English sides).  Thus, a very good player would have very few
chances to prove himself in firstclass cricket over his career

Jeff

 
 
 

List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Charles Le » Sat, 13 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:




>> >>An undefinitive list of cricketers who averaged over 50 in their
>> >>first class careers whilst scoring less than 10000 runs.
>> >>Additions welcome.

>> >>GR McGubbin (Trans)   2    2    1    102  102.00  97    0    1
>> >>GA Headley (Jam)    103  164   22   9921   69.86 344*  33   44
>> >>DG Watt (Otago)       1    2    0    120   60.00 105    1    0
>> >>NL Bonitto (Jam)     17   30    6   1413   58.52 207*   4    6
>> >>CRC Boy (Jam)         2    3    0    173   57.66 139    1    0
>> >>CC Passailague (Jam) 12   18    3    788   52.53 261*   2    2
>> >>A Rose (Trans)        2    2    1     52   52.00  42*   0    1
>> >>RF Harrison (Trans)   2    4    2    102   51.00  73*   0    1
>> >>JRM Mackay (Trans)   20   33    2   1556   50.19 203    6    7

>> >There seem to be a remarkable number of players from Transvaal and
>> >Jamaica here. Does anyone have a theory as to why this should be so?

> My theory is that I only consulted statistical works on Jamaican,
> Transvaal and Otago cricketers when compiling the list. Unfortunately
> those were all I had at hand. For every province there will be players
> who played only a handful of matches and managed to average 50 or
> over. Those are the players I am trying to track down. Some scored
> thousands of runs. I can now add:

> CL Badcock, 7371 runs at 51.54

> If Wisden's qualification was less than 10,000 runs, someone like
> Badcock would be listed. As it is, he isn't.

I don't know about first class career, but I can give you one more
Jamaican whose Test average exceeded 50:
 K.H. Weekes   3inn  0no  173 runs  137 h.s.  57.66 av.

Cheers!
Charles

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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Stuart James Twemlow Hughe » Sun, 14 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:




> >>An undefinitive list of cricketers who averaged over 50 in their
> >>first class careers whilst scoring less than 10000 runs.
> >>Additions welcome.

> >>GR McGubbin (Trans)   2    2    1    102  102.00  97    0    1
> >>GA Headley (Jam)    103  164   22   9921   69.86 344*  33   44
> >>DG Watt (Otago)       1    2    0    120   60.00 105    1    0
> >>NL Bonitto (Jam)     17   30    6   1413   58.52 207*   4    6
> >>CRC Boy (Jam)         2    3    0    173   57.66 139    1    0
> >>CC Passailague (Jam) 12   18    3    788   52.53 261*   2    2
> >>A Rose (Trans)        2    2    1     52   52.00  42*   0    1
> >>RF Harrison (Trans)   2    4    2    102   51.00  73*   0    1
> >>JRM Mackay (Trans)   20   33    2   1556   50.19 203    6    7

> >There seem to be a remarkable number of players from Transvaal and
> >Jamaica here. Does anyone have a theory as to why this should be so?

My theory is that I only consulted statistical works on Jamaican,
Transvaal and Otago cricketers when compiling the list. Unfortunately
those were all I had at hand. For every province there will be players
who played only a handful of matches and managed to average 50 or
over. Those are the players I am trying to track down. Some scored
thousands of runs. I can now add:

CL Badcock, 7371 runs at 51.54

If Wisden's qualification was less than 10,000 runs, someone like
Badcock would be listed. As it is, he isn't.

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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Lachy Dar » Sun, 21 Apr 1996 04:00:00

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Quote:

>There seem to be a remarkable number of players from Transvaal and
>Jamaica here. Does anyone have a theory as to why this should be so?
>--

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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Cluster Us » Thu, 11 Jul 1996 04:00:00

No one was better than DiMaggio.  He had some great years with them Yanks!  
I remember when I was a kid, he was as quick as lightning with eyes like a
hawk and what an incredible running gait.  Joltin' Joe is at the top of my
list.  Just take a listen to Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson if you don't
believe me.  But, really, take my word for it, Joey is god!!

William Martin

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Quote:

>Hello.

>I am hoping to compile a comprehensive list of cricketers
>who averaged over 50 with the bat during there first class careers.
>Wisden only lists those averaging over 50 who scored more than
>10,000 runs, which eliminates many cricketers with fine averages,
>for example, George Headley.

>My initial search got me the following brief list, and I haven't

 
 
 

List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Rick Ey » Thu, 11 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>No one was better than DiMaggio.  He had some great years with them Yanks!  
>I remember when I was a kid, he was as quick as lightning with eyes like a
>hawk and what an incredible running gait.  Joltin' Joe is at the top of my
>list.  Just take a listen to Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson if you don't
>believe me.  But, really, take my word for it, Joey is god!!

Yes, but how many centuries did Joe DiMaggio score in the County
Championship?


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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Jim Garn » Sat, 13 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> No one was better than DiMaggio.  He had some great years with them Yanks!  
> I remember when I was a kid, he was as quick as lightning with eyes like a
> hawk and what an incredible running gait.  Joltin' Joe is at the top of my
> list.  Just take a listen to Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson if you don't
> believe me.  But, really, take my word for it, Joey is god!!

Hmm . . . . not too sure we should be discussing Rounders in this group.
However, I thought Mr. DiMaggio was named Jumping Joe.   The title of
Jolting Joe belonged to a Mr. Louis in another and more manly sport.

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List of first class career batting averages over 50

Post by Richard Light » Sat, 13 Jul 1996 04:00:00


 >

 > > No one was better than DiMaggio.  He had some great years with them Yanks!  
 > > I remember when I was a kid, he was as quick as lightning with eyes like a
 > > hawk and what an incredible running gait.  Joltin' Joe is at the top of my
 > > list.  Just take a listen to Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson if you don't
 > > believe me.  But, really, take my word for it, Joey is god!!
 >
 >
 > Hmm . . . . not too sure we should be discussing Rounders in this group.
 > However, I thought Mr. DiMaggio was named Jumping Joe.   The title of
 > Jolting Joe belonged to a Mr. Louis in another and more manly sport.

a. I wish followers of one sport would stop disparaging other sports.

b. I wish people would realise that baseball has about as much resemblance
   to rounders as cricket does to french cricket.

c. Joe DiMaggio was indeed "Jolting Joe". Maybe Joe Louis was, too.

d. Way before my time, but according to all reports, DiMaggio was at
   least in the Hobbs class (to use G. H. Hardy's terminology) and possibly
   almost in the Bradman class.

Now back to the game of cricket.

How would you compare the talents of Hobbs with Compton with Barrington?
 :-)

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