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Most Number of runs in First-Class Cricket


Posted Date: 08-Dec-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Cricket Articles & Latest News    
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This article is about the top 10 run-getter in first-class cricket. Here I have provided the list of 10 batsman who has scorec most number of runs in frirst-class cricket. Interesting fact is that all the 10 batsman are from England.



Most number of runs in First-Class Cricket


We always talk about that Sachin Tendulkar is the Highest run-maker in Test Cricket. He has played a lot of cricket. But in Cricket history, there are so many players who has played a lot more cricket than Sachin. If we see the first-class record of Sachin Tendulkar, he has score about 25,000 runs out of which 15,000 runs he scored or India (in International Matches). This statistics is nothing in comparison to the players who played a huge number of first-class matches and scored a lot more runs than Sachin, even two or three times more runs. This is due to a large number of domestic cricket played in England in nineteenth century. And also, this is why the top 10 highest first-class run scorer in cricket all belongs to England. Here I have make a list of the top 10 run-getters in first-class cricket.
  • Jack Hobbs
    Regarded as the second world's best test batsman after Bradman, Jack Hobbs has scored mountains of first-class runs. A fine right hand batsman who played for Surrey and England has also the record of most number of first-class hundreds (199).
    • Matches - 834
    • Innings - 1325
    • Runs - 61760
    • Batting Average - 50.70
    • Highest Score - 316*
    • Centuries - 199
    • Half Centuries - 273
  • Frank Woolley
    An elegant batsman who played first-class cricket from 1906 to 1938 is second in the list. He played so many matches throughout his career for Kent and England.
    • Matches - 978
    • Innings - 1530
    • Runs - 58959
    • Batting Average - 40.77
    • Highest Score - 305*
    • Centuries - 145
    • Half Centuries - 295
  • Patsy Hendren
    No. 3 in the list of most number of first-class runs is Patsy Henderen. This English batsman has scored 57611 runs for England and Middlesex.
    • Matches - 833
    • Innings - 1300
    • Runs - 57611
    • Batting Average - 50.80
    • Highest Score - 301*
    • Centuries - 170
    • Half Centuries - 272
  • Phil Mead
    While playing for England and Hampshire, Phil is 4th in the list of scoring most number of runs in first-class cricket. This left hand batsman has also the record of making most number of runs for one team. He scored 48892 runs playing for Hampshire.
    • Matches - 814
    • Innings - 1340
    • Runs - 55061
    • Batting Average - 47.67
    • Highest Score - 280*
    • Centuries - 153
    • Half Centuries - 258
  • W.G. Grace
    One of the greatest all-rounders of his time, WG Grace is 5th among the list. During his whole career (from 1865-1908), he played for various teams like Gloucestershire, London County, Marylebone Cricket Club, etc. He also represented England in 22 Tests.
    • Matches - 870
    • Innings - 1478
    • Runs - 54211
    • Batting Average - 39.45
    • Highest Score - 344
    • Centuries - 124
    • Half Centuries - 251
  • Herbert Sutcliffe
    A very good opening batsman, Herbert Sutcliffe stands 6th in the list of most number of first-class runs. He mostly played first-class cricket for Yorkshire and England. His batting average in Test is more than 60.
    • Matches - 754
    • Innings - 1098
    • Runs - 50670
    • Batting Average - 52.02
    • Highest Score - 3113
    • Centuries - 151
    • Half Centuries - 230
  • Wally Hammond
    One of the finest batsman the world has seen, Wally Hammond has scored more than 50,000 first-class runs and with a very good average in his whole cricket career (1920-1951).
    • Matches - 634
    • Innings - 11005
    • Runs - 50551
    • Batting Average - 56.10
    • Highest Score - 336*
    • Centuries - 167
    • Half Centuries - 185
  • Geoff Boycott
    A talented batsman who played for England in 1960's, his first-class record is outstanding. He mostly played for Yorkshire.
    • Matches - 609
    • Innings - 1014
    • Runs - 48426
    • Batting Average - 56.83
    • Highest Score - 261*
    • Centuries - 151
    • Half Centuries - 238
  • Tom Graveney
    A major part of the Gloucestershire and Quuensland Team, Tom Graveney has also played for England in 79 Tests.
    • Matches - 732
    • Innings - 1223
    • Runs - 47793
    • Batting Average - 44.91
    • Highest Score - 258
    • Centuries - 122
    • Half Centuries - 233
  • Graham Gooch
    Graham Gooch is 10th in the list of most number of first-class runs.
    • Matches - 581
    • Innings - 990
    • Runs - 44846
    • Batting Average - 49.01
    • Highest Score - 333
    • Centuries - 128
    • Half Centuries - 217


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