>Relay-Version: ANU News - V6.1 08/24/93 VAX/VMS V5.5-2; site ivax
>Subject: Least # of tests (consecutive/non-consecutive) to get 100 wkts
>Date: 31 Aug 1994 01:02:55 GMT
>Organization: U.C. Berkeley Open Computing Facility
>Curious as to what are the fewest number of tests, both consecutive and non
>-consecutive, played in order to get 100 test wickets. Since any bowler with
>100+n wickets can conceivably be on the list n times, let's restrict the list
>to one occurence per bowler.
>Since Hadlee has the most 10 wkt/match and 5 wkt/inn hauls, I would expect him
>to be at the top of second list (non-consecutive) for sure and pretty damn high
>on the first one (probably between his 150th and 350th wkts?). Where do W&W,
>the West Indians, and Lillie etc. stack up? Are there _any_ spinners on this
As far as I can tell, the record for 100 wickets in the least number of
consecutive Tests during the career is 12 by none other than the greatest
bowler that ever lived - S.F.Barnes. He actually bowled in only 11 of those.
George Lohmann (14) and Waqar Younis (15) are the next two on the list. The
best Hadlee could manage was 16 Tests.