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List of England Test cricket records

In general the top ten are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the ten, when all the tied record holders are noted).

Contents

  • Listing notation 1
  • Team records 2
    • Team wins, losses, ties and draws 2.1
      • Matches played 2.1.1
      • Results summary 2.1.2
      • Highest scores 2.1.3
      • Lowest scores 2.1.4
      • Greatest win margins (by innings) 2.1.5
      • Greatest win margins (by runs) 2.1.6
      • Greatest win margins (by 10 wickets) 2.1.7
  • Individual records 3
    • Most Test career appearances 3.1
    • Most Test career runs 3.2
    • Most Test career centuries 3.3
    • Highest individual scores 3.4
    • Most career wickets 3.5
    • Most five wickets in an innings 3.6
    • Best bowling in an innings 3.7
  • Partnership records 4
    • Highest wicket partnerships (by wicket) 4.1
    • Highest wicket partnerships (by runs) 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Listing notation

Team Notation

  • (300-3) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets and the innings was closed, either due to a successful run chase or if no playing time remained.
  • (300-3d) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets, and declared its innings closed.
  • (300) indicates that a team scored 300 runs and was all out, either by losing all ten wickets or by having one or more batsmen unable to bat and losing the remaining wickets.

Batting Notation

  • (100) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was out.
  • (100*) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was not out.

Bowling Notation

  • (5-100) indicates that a bowler has captured five wickets while giving away 100 runs.

Currently playing

  • Record holders who are currently playing Test cricket (i.e. their record details listed could change) are shown in bold.

Team records

Team wins, losses, ties and draws

Matches played

Team 1st Test Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied % Won
England March, 1877 964 344 280 340 0 35.68
Source:[1]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Results summary

Opposition Span Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied % Won
Australia 1877–2015 341 108 140 93 0 31.67
Bangladesh 2003–2010 8 8 0 0 0 100.00
India 1932–2014 112 43 21 48 0 38.39
New Zealand 1930–2015 101 48 9 44 0 47.52
Pakistan 1954–2015 76 22 17 37 0 28.94
South Africa 1889–2012 141 56 31 54 0 39.17
Sri Lanka 1982–2014 28 10 8 10 0 35.71
West Indies 1928–2015 151 46 54 50 0 30.46
Zimbabwe 1996–2003 6 3 0 3 0 50.00
Source:[2]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Highest scores

Rank Score Opposition Venue Place Year Result
1 903/7d vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1938 Won
2 849 vs.  West Indies Sabina Park Kingston, Jamaica 1930 Draw
3 710/7d vs.  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 2011 Won
4 658/8d vs.  Australia Trent Bridge Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 1938 Draw
5 654/5 vs.  South Africa Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban, South Africa 1939 Draw
6 653/4d vs.  India Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1990 Won
7 652/7d vs.  India Chepauk Stadium Chennai, India 1985 Won
8 644 vs.  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 2011 Won
9 636 vs.  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1928 Won
10 633/5d vs.  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 1979 Won
Source:[3]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Lowest scores

Rank Score Opposition Venue Place Year Result
1 45 v  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1886/87 Won
2 46 v  West Indies Queen's Park Oval Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Lost
3 51 v  West Indies Sabina Park Kingston, Jamaica 2009 Lost
4 52 v  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1948 Lost
5 53 v  Australia Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1888 Lost
6 61 v  Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Australia 1903/04 Lost
61 v  Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Australia 1901/02 Lost
8 62 v  Australia Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1888 Lost
9 64 v  New Zealand Basin Reserve Wellington, New Zealand 1977/78 Lost
10 65 v  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1894/95 Won
Source:[4]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Greatest win margins (by innings)

Rank Margin Opposition Venue Place Season
1 Innings and 579 runs vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1938
2 Innings and 285 runs vs.  India Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1974
3 Innings and 283 runs vs.  West Indies Headingley Stadium Leeds, England, United Kingdom 2007
4 Innings and 261 runs vs.  Bangladesh Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 2005
5 Innings and 244 runs vs.  India The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 2014
6 Innings and 242 runs vs.  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 2011
7 Innings and 237 runs vs.  West Indies The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1957
8 Innings and 230 runs vs.  Australia Adelaide Oval Adelaide, Australia 1891/92
9= Innings and 225 runs vs.  Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Australia 1911/12
Innings and 225 runs vs.  Pakistan Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 2010
Source:[5]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Greatest win margins (by runs)

Rank Margin Opposition Venue Place Season
1 675 runs vs.  Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground Brisbane, Australia 1928
2 354 runs vs.  Pakistan Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 2010
3 347 runs vs.  Australia Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 2013
4 338 runs vs.  Australia Adelaide Oval Adelaide, Australia 1933
5 329 runs vs.  Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Chittagong, Bangladesh 2003
6 322 runs vs.  Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground Brisbane, Australia 1936
7 319 runs vs.  India Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 2011
8 312 runs vs.  South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town, South Africa 1957
9 299 runs vs.  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1971
10 289 runs vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1926
Source:.[6] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Greatest win margins (by 10 wickets)

Rank Opponent No. wins Most recent venue Most recent place Season
1  South Africa 6 Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1951
2=  West Indies 4 Lord's Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 2009
 India 4 Brabourne Stadium Mumbai, India 2012
4  Australia 3 Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1932
5  Pakistan 2 Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 1967
6  Sri Lanka 1 Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester, England, United Kingdom 2002
Note: England has won a Test match by 10 wickets on 20 occasions.

Source:.[6] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Individual records

Most Test career appearances

Rank Appearances Player Span
1 133 Alec Stewart 1990–2003
2 121 Alastair Cook 2006–present
3 118 Graham Gooch 1975–1995
4= 117 Ian Bell 2004–present
4= 117 David Gower 1978–1992
6 115 Michael Atherton 1989–2001
7 114 Colin Cowdrey 1954–1975
8 109 James Anderson 2003–present
9 108 Geoffrey Boycott 1964–1982
10 104 Kevin Pietersen 2005–2014
Source:.[7] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Most Test career runs

Rank Runs Player Matches Average Career Span
1 9,668 Alastair Cook 121 47.39 2006–present
2 8,900 Graham Gooch 118 42.58 1975–1995
3 8,463 Alec Stewart 133 39.54 1990–2003
4 8,231 David Gower 117 44.25 1978–1992
5 8,181 Kevin Pietersen 104 47.28 2005–2014
6 8,114 Geoff Boycott 108 47.72 1964–1982
7 7,728 Michael Atherton 115 37.69 1989–2001
8 7,687 Ian Bell 117 42.94 2004–present
9 7,624 Colin Cowdrey 114 44.06 1954–1975
10 7,249 Wally Hammond 85 58.45 1927–1947
Source:.[8] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Most Test career centuries

Rank Hundreds Player Matches Runs Average Career Span
1 28 Alastair Cook 121 9,668 47.39 2006–present
2 23 Kevin Pietersen 104 8,181 47.28 2005–2014
3 22 Wally Hammond 85 7,249 58.45 1927–1947
22 Colin Cowdrey 114 7,624 44.06 1954–1975
22 Geoff Boycott 108 8,114 47.72 1964–1982
22 Ian Bell 117 7,687 42.94 2004–present
7 21 Andrew Strauss 100 7,037 40.91 2004–2012
8 20 Ken Barrington 82 6,806 58.67 1955–1968
20 Graham Gooch 118 8,900 42.58 1975–1995
10 19 Len Hutton 79 6,971 56.67 1937–1955
Source:[9]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Highest individual scores

No. Score Batsmen Against Stadium Place Year
1 364 Len Hutton vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1938
2 336* Wally Hammond vs.  New Zealand Eden Park Auckland, New Zealand 1933
3 333 Graham Gooch vs.  India Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1990
4 325 Andy Sandham vs.  West Indies Sabina Park Kingston, Jamaica 1930
5 310* John Edrich vs.  New Zealand Headingley Stadium Leeds, England, United Kingdom 1965
6 294 Alastair Cook vs.  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 2011
7 287 Tip Foster vs.  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney, Australia 1903
8 285* Peter May vs.  West Indies Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 1957
9 278 Denis Compton vs.  Pakistan Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 1954
10 263 Alastair Cook (2) vs.  Pakistan Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2015
Source:.[10] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Most career wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average Years
1 420 wickets James Anderson 109 29.20 2003–present
2 383 wickets Ian Botham 102 28.40 1977–1992
3 325 wickets Bob Willis 90 25.20 1971–1984
4 310 wickets Stuart Broad 86 29.40 2007–present
5 307 wickets Fred Trueman 67 21.57 1952–1965
6 297 wickets Derek Underwood 86 25.83 1966–1982
7 255 wickets Graeme Swann 60 29.96 2008–2013
8 252 wickets Brian Statham 70 24.84 1951–1965
9 248 wickets Matthew Hoggard 67 30.50 2000–2008
10 236 wickets Alec Bedser 51 24.89 1946–1955
Source:[11]. Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Most five wickets in an innings

Rank 5s Player Matches Wickets BBI Average Years
1 27 Ian Botham 102 383 8/34 28.40 1977–1992
2 24 Sydney Barnes 27 189 9/103 16.43 1901–1914
3 18 James Anderson 109 420 7/43 29.20 2003–present
4 17 Graeme Swann 60 255 6/65 29.96 2008–2013
17 Fred Trueman 67 307 8/31 21.57 1952–1965
17 Derek Underwood 86 297 8/51 25.83 1966–1982
7 16 Bob Willis 90 325 8/43 25.20 1971–1984
8 15 Alec Bedser 51 236 7/44 24.89 1946–1955
9 14 Stuart Broad 86 310 8/15 29.40 2007–present
10 13 Andy Caddick 62 234 7/46 29.91 1993–2003
13 Angus Fraser 46 177 8/53 27.32 1989–1998
BBI - Best Bowling in an Innings. Source:.[12] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Best bowling in an innings

No. Figures Bowler Against Stadium Place Year
1 10/53 Jim Laker vs.  Australia Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester, England, United Kingdom 1956
2 9/28 George Lohmann vs.  South Africa Old Wanderers Johannesburg, South Africa 1896
3 9/37 Jim Laker (2) vs.  Australia Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester, England, United Kingdom 1956
4 9/57 Devon Malcolm vs.  South Africa The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1994
5 9/103 Sydney Barnes vs.  South Africa Old Wanderers Johannesburg, South Africa 1913
6 8/7 George Lohmann (2) vs.  South Africa South Africa, Port Elizabeth 1896
7 8/11 Johnny Briggs vs.  South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town, South Africa 1889
8 8/15 Stuart Broad vs.  Australia Trent Bridge Nottingham, England 2015
9 8/29 Sydney Barnes (2) vs.  South Africa The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1913
10 8/31 Fred Trueman vs.  India Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester, England, United Kingdom 1952
11 8/34 Ian Botham vs.  Pakistan Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1978
Source:.[13] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Partnership records

Highest wicket partnerships (by wicket)

No. Score Batsmen Against Stadium Place Year
1 359 Len Hutton & Cyril Washbrook vs.  South Africa Ellis Park Johannesburg, South Africa 1948
2 382 Len Hutton & Maurice Leyland vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1938
3 370 Bill Edrich & Dennis Compton vs.  South Africa Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1947
4 411 Peter May & Colin Cowdrey vs.  West Indies Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 1957
5 254 Keith Fletcher & Tony Greig vs.  India Brabourne Stadium Mumbai, India 1973
6 281 Graham Thorpe & Andrew Flintoff vs.  New Zealand AMI Stadium Christchurch, New Zealand 2002
7 197 Mike Smith & Jim Parks vs.  West Indies Queen's Park Oval Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 1960
8 332 Jonathan Trott & Stuart Broad vs.  Pakistan Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 2010
9 163* Colin Cowdrey & Alan Smith vs.  New Zealand Basin Reserve Wellington, New Zealand 1963
10 198 Joe Root & James Anderson vs.  India Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 2014
Source:.[14] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

Highest wicket partnerships (by runs)

No. Wicket Score Batsmen Against Stadium Place Year
1 4th wicket 411 Peter May & Colin Cowdrey vs.  West Indies Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 1957
2 2nd wicket 382 Len Hutton & Maurice Leyland vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1938
3 3rd wicket 370 Bill Edrich & Dennis Compton vs.  South Africa Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 1947
4 2nd wicket 369 John Edrich & Ken Barrington vs.  New Zealand Headingley Stadium Leeds, England, United Kingdom 1965
5 1st wicket 359 Len Hutton & Cyril Washbrook vs.  South Africa Ellis Park Johannesburg, South Africa 1948
6 2nd wicket 351 Graham Gooch & David Gower vs.  Australia The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 1985
7 3rd wicket 350 Ian Bell & Kevin Pietersen vs.  India The Oval London, England, United Kingdom 2011
8 8th wicket 332 Jonathan Trott & Stuart Broad vs.  Pakistan Lord's Cricket Ground London, England, United Kingdom 2010
9 2nd wicket 331 Tim Robinson & David Gower vs.  Australia Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 1985
10 2nd wicket 329* Alastair Cook & Jonathan Trott vs.  Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground Brisbane, Australia 2010
Source:.[15] Last updated: 26 October 2015.

See also

References

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