Cricket: Leading First-Class Averages

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----------------------------------------------------------------- BATTING ----------------------------------------------------------------- Qualification: 12 completed innings and average over 55.00 M I NO Runs HS 100s 50s Ave P D Bowler (Derbys). . . . 16 24 6 1655 241* 6 8 91.94 M W Gatting (Middx). . . . 16 21 4 1395 170 5 6 82.05 G A Gooch (Essex). . . . . 11 16 1 1164 160 5 5 77.60 M E Waugh (Essex). . . . . 16 24 7 1314 219* 4 6 77.29 D M Jones (Durham). . . . .14 23 7 1179 157 4 5 73.68 M A Roseberry (Middx). . . 17 26 4 1621 173 8 7 73.68 Salim Malik (Pakistan). . .12 18 5 941 165 1 7 72.38 C White (Yorkshire). . . . 10 13 5 579 79* - 6 72.37 R T Robinson (Notts). . . 12 20 4 1132 189 3 6 70.75 M D Moxon (Yorkshire). . . 10 13 1 833 183 4 2 69.41 T S Curtis (Worcs). . . . .16 30 4 1589 228* 4 6 61.11 N J Speak (Lancashire). . 15 26 2 1456 232 4 8 60.66 T C Middleton (Hants). . . 16 25 2 1382 221 5 5 60.08 A J Lamb (Northants). . . .13 21 3 1071 209 4 4 59.50 G R Cowdrey (Kent). . . . .12 18 3 886 147 3 4 59.06 Asif Mujtaba (Pakistan) . .13 21 5 920 154* 2 4 57.50 D I Gower (Hants). . . . . 14 22 5 976 155 1 8 57.41 C L Hooper (Kent). . . . . 12 19 3 884 131 3 4 55.25 (* denotes not out) FASTEST CENTURIES: 62 balls M P Speight (Sussex) Hove, 21 July. 65 C J Adams (Derbyshire) Worcester, 27 July. 66 P Johnson (Notts) Edgbaston, 27 July. 70 D M Ward (Surrey) The Oval, 30 June. BOWLING Qualification: 12 wickets and average under 25.00 O M Runs W Best 5w 10w Ave C A Walsh (Gloucs). . . 363.2 89 907 62 7-27 5 2 14.62 Wasim Akram (Pakistan). 352 97 921 54 5-43 4 1 17.05 I R Bishop (Derbys). . . 271.3 65 631 34 7-34 2 - 18.55 D J Millns (Leics). . . 414.5 99 1304 69 6-87 6 1 18.89 G J Parsons (Leics). . . 140.5 41 327 17 5-79 1 - 19.23 J R Ayling (Hants). . . 217.2 50 594 29 4-49 - - 20.48 A A Donald (Warwicks). . 368.2 85 1046 51 6-49 4 - 20.50 V J Wells (Leics). . . . 280 89 692 33 4-26 - - 20.96 M A Robinson (Yorks). . 175 31 471 22 5-48 1 - 21.40 N A Mallender (Somerset) 276.2 61 816 38 5-29 3 - 21.47 J E Emburey (Middx). . . 582.1 186 1295 58 5-23 2 - 22.32 R P Davis (Kent). . . . .315.3 72 962 41 7-64 3 - 23.46 J H Childs (Essex). . . .480.3 145 1262 53 6-82 3 - 23.81 P J Newport (Worcs). . . 448.2 97 1286 53 5-22 4 - 24.26 Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan). 488.3 119 1369 56 5-46 4 - 24.44 R J Maru (Hants). . . . .179.2 69 393 16 4-8 - - 24.56 P Carrick (Yorkshire). . 417.4 134 886 36 6-58 1 - 24.61 J D Robinson (Surrey). . .87.4 14 321 13 3-22 - - 24.69 F D Stephenson (Sussex). 235.2 60 621 25 7-29 1 1 24.84 BEST BOWLING: 8-47 K J Shine (Hampshire) Old Trafford, 23 May. 8-50 S D Udal (Hampshire) Southampton 25 April. 8-66 R D B Croft (Glamorgan) Swansea, 20 May. 8-107 A M Babington (Gloucs) Bristol 16 June. -----------------------------------------------------------------

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