# Best Bowling Average in Test Cricket

Record holder : George Lohmann of England holds the record (10.75) for best bowling average in test cricket.

### Recent Updates

J.J. Ferris moved to 2nd position from previously held 3rd position, with average of 12.7 -

### 1. George Lohmann - 10.75

The player at #1 in the list is George Lohmann of England. He has average of 34.1 while taking 112 wickets in 36 innings of 18 matches at 1.88 economy and 34.1 strike rate between 1886 and 1896.

### 2. J.J. Ferris - 12.7

Next in the list is J.J. Ferris of England. He has average of 37.7 while taking 61 wickets in 16 innings of 9 matches at 2.01 economy and 37.7 strike rate between 1887 and 1892.

### 3. Scott Boland - 13.42

Then comes our Scott Boland of Australia. He has average of 36.8 while taking 28 wickets in 13 innings of 7 matches at 2.18 economy and 36.8 strike rate between 2021 and 2023.

### 4. Mike Procter - 15.02

Then comes our Mike Procter of South Africa. He has average of 36.9 while taking 41 wickets in 14 innings of 7 matches at 2.44 economy and 36.9 strike rate between 1967 and 1970.

### 5. Jack Iverson - 15.23

At position no. 5 is Jack Iverson of Australia. He has average of 52.7 while taking 21 wickets in 8 innings of 5 matches at 1.73 economy and 52.7 strike rate between 1950 and 1951.

### 6. Axar Patel - 15.45

At no. 6 position is Axar Patel of India. He has average of 39.5 while taking 48 wickets in 20 innings of 10 matches at 2.34 economy and 39.5 strike rate between 2021 and 2023.

### 7. Billy Barnes - 15.54

At no. 7 position is Billy Barnes of England. He has average of 44.8 while taking 51 wickets in 28 innings of 21 matches at 2.07 economy and 44.8 strike rate between 1880 and 1890.

### 8. Billy Bates - 16.42

Next in the list is Billy Bates of England. He has average of 47.2 while taking 50 wickets in 23 innings of 15 matches at 2.08 economy and 47.2 strike rate between 1881 and 1887.

### 9. Sydney Barnes - 16.43

At position no. 9 is Sydney Barnes of England. He has average of 41.6 while taking 189 wickets in 50 innings of 27 matches at 2.36 economy and 41.6 strike rate between 1901 and 1914.

### 10. Charlie Turner - 16.53

At no. 10 position is Charlie Turner of Australia. He has average of 51.2 while taking 101 wickets in 30 innings of 17 matches at 1.93 economy and 51.2 strike rate between 1887 and 1895.