List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Sydney Barnes

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Barnes claimed 24 five-wicket hauls in 27 Test appearances.

Sydney Barnes was a professional cricketer who played for England in 27 Test matches between 1901 and 1914.[1] He claimed 24 five-wicket hauls (five or more wickets in an innings) during his Test career. A five-wicket haul is regarded as a notable achievement,[2] and as of 2014 fewer than 50 bowlers have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers.[3] Barnes had only played seven first-class matches when he was chosen by Archie MacLaren to tour Australia,[4] and played only 47 County Championship matches throughout his entire career, opting to play Minor Counties and Lancashire League cricket instead.[5] He based his decision upon two main criteria – playing club cricket was more financially rewarding, and he was worried about having to bowl too much in first-class county cricket, and suffering from burnout.[6]

Barnes is generally regarded as one of the best bowlers to have played international cricket,[7][8] and finished his Test career with 189 wickets at an average of 16.43; his average places him among the top-ten bowlers in Test cricket.[9][10] At the start of his career, he was a fast bowler who endeavoured to swing the ball, which was the common style of bowling at the time. However, Barnes experimented with bowling a little slower and cutting the ball, and developed both an off cutter and a leg cutter that he concluded were far more effective than swinging the ball. Despite his bowling talent, Barnes did not play any Test cricket between July 1902 and December 1907, as he was considered a "prima donna" who would only put in the effort when he was in the right mood, and being suitably paid.[6] After his recall to the England side, he played regularly until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914,[11] and was named by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack as one of their Cricketers of the Year in 1910.[12]

Barnes made his Test debut in December 1901 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and it was in this match that he took his first international five-wicket haul. He claimed five wickets and conceded 65 runs, (noted as five for 65), in the first innings of the match.[13] On his second Test appearance, during the same tour, Barnes collected six wickets in the first innings and seven wickets in the second innings,[14] to complete the first of seven occasions in which he took ten or more wickets in a match.[1] Barnes' best bowling performances were against the South African cricket team in their 1913–14 series in South Africa. In their summary of the tour, Wisden noted that; "his success exceeded all expectation. He was simply irresistible."[15] Barnes took five-wicket hauls in four of the five Test matches on the tour, and claimed ten or more wickets in three of them.[n 1] During the second Test, he recorded the best figures of his career, collecting eight for 56 in the first innings and nine for 103 in the second.[17] His match figures of 17 for 159 were the best in Test cricket at the time, and though since surpassed by Jim Laker's 19 wickets in 1956, remain second among all bowlers in Tests.[20] That series marked Barnes' final appearances in Test cricket.[11]

Key[edit]

  • Date – Starting date of the match
  • Inn – The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken
  • Overs – Number of overs bowled in that innings
  • Runs – Runs conceded
  • Wkts – Number of wickets taken
  • Econ – Bowling economy rate (average runs per over)
  • Batsmen – The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul
  • Won – The match was won by England
  • Lost – The match was lost by England
  • Drawn – The match was drawn
  • * – One of two five-wicket hauls by Barnes in a match
  • double-dagger – 10 wickets or more taken in the match

Tests[edit]

Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 13 December 1901 Sydney Cricket Ground  Australia 2 35.1 65 5 1.84 Won[13]
2 1 January 1902 * double-dagger1 Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia 1 16.1 42 6 2.59 Lost[14]
3 1 January 1902 * double-dagger2 Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia 3 64 121 7 1.89 Lost[14]
4 3 July 1902 Bramall Lane, Sheffield  Australia 1 20 49 6 2.45 Lost[21]
5 1 January 1908 Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia 3 27.4 72 5 2.60 Won[22]
6 21 February 1908 Sydney Cricket Ground  Australia 1 22.4 60 7 2.64 Lost[23]
7 1 July 1909 Headingley, Leeds  Australia 3 35 63 6 1.80 Lost[24]
8 26 July 1909 Old Trafford, Manchester  Australia 1 27 56 5 2.07 Drawn[25]
9 30 December 1911 Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia 1 23 44 5 1.91 Won[26]
10 12 January 1912 Adelaide Oval  Australia 3 46.4 105 5 2.25 Won[27]
11 9 February 1912 Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia 1 29.1 74 5 2.53 Won[28]
12 10 June 1912 * double-dagger1 Lord's, London  South Africa 1 13 25 5 1.92 Won[29]
13 10 June 1912 * double-dagger2 Lord's, London  South Africa 3 34 85 6 2.50 Won[29]
14 8 July 1912 double-dagger Headingley, Leeds  South Africa 2 22 52 6 2.36 Won[30]
15 12 August 1912 * double-dagger1 Kennington Oval, London  South Africa 1 21 28 5 1.33 Won[31]
16 12 August 1912 * double-dagger2 Kennington Oval, London  South Africa 3 16.4 29 8 1.74 Won[31]
17 19 August 1912 Kennington Oval, London  Australia 2 27 30 5 1.11 Won[32]
18 13 December 1913 * double-dagger1 Lord's, Durban  South Africa 1 19.4 57 5 2.89 Won[16]
19 13 December 1913 * double-dagger2 Lord's, Durban  South Africa 3 25 48 5 1.92 Won[16]
20 26 December 1913 * double-dagger1 Old Wanderers, Johannesburg  South Africa 1 26.5 56 8 2.08 Won[17]
21 26 December 1913 * double-dagger2 Old Wanderers, Johannesburg  South Africa 3 38.4 103 9 2.66 Won[17]
22 1 January 1914 Old Wanderers, Johannesburg  South Africa 4 38 102 5 2.68 Won[18]
23 14 February 1914 * double-dagger1 Lord's, Durban  South Africa 1 29.5 56 7 1.87 Drawn[19]
24 14 February 1914 * double-dagger2 Lord's, Durban  South Africa 3 32 88 7 2.75 Drawn[19]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ For individual match scorecards see: [16][17][18][19]

References

  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Sydney Barnes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Orient Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9. 
  3. ^ "Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Bowling records / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Sydney Barnes (133)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "County Championship Matches played by Sydney Barnes (47)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Edmonds, Phil (1989). 100 Greatest Bowlers. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 50–52. ISBN 0-356-15701-6. 
  7. ^ Peebles, Ian (1970). "S. F. Barnes". In Batchelor, Denzil. Great cricketers. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. pp. 48–54. ISBN 413-26510-2 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  8. ^ Miller, Andrew (28 August 2009). "Old gold". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Best career bowling average". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Test Lowest Career Bowling Average". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Test Matches played by Sydney Barnes (27)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cricketer of the Year 1910: Sidney Barnes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "1st Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13–16, 1901". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1–4, 1902". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "The M.C.C. Team in South Africa, 1913–14". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "1st Test: South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 13–17, 1913". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d "2nd Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 26–30, 1913". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "3rd Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 1–5, 1914". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c "4th Test: South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 14–18, 1914". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Best figures in a match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "3rd Test: England v Australia at Sheffield, Jul 3–5, 1902". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1–7, 1908". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 21–27, 1908". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 1–3, 1909". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  25. ^ "4th Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 26–28, 1909". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1911 – Jan 3, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "3rd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 12–17, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 9–13, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 10–12, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  30. ^ "England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 8–10, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 12–13, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  32. ^ "England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 19–22, 1912". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

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