Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in First Class Cricket

First class cricket is a standard of cricket which consists of three or more days of matches which are scheduled within the duration, maintaining all the traditional rules of the sport. Based on the standard of the competing teams, the sport is adjudged as first class, i.e. the highest level of cricket.

In this, the greatest standard of cricket is seen, and from batsmen to bowlers, from wicket-keepers to fielders, the talent of cricketers is at its best. The batsmen being the major part of the sport, first class cricket has seen the top ones. Here is the Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in First Class Cricket. Let’s take a look:

Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in First Class Cricket

10. Graham Gooch

Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in First Class Cricket
Top 10 Cricketers with Most Runs in First Class Cricket

Former English cricket captain Graham Alan Gooch is one of only twenty-five players to have scored over 100 first-class centuries. Graham Gooch played a total of 990 innings out of 581 first class matches that he played for several teams such as Essex and Western Province in his first class career between 1973 and 2000, besides his international appearance for the English cricket team. Graham Gooch played 75 not-out innings in his first class career and achieved his career’s best score of 333 in county cricket. He scored a total of 44846 first class runs with a batting average of 49.01 until his retirement, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 batsmen with most runs in first class cricket. The acclaimed career of Graham Gooch in county cricket is decorated with 128 centuries and 217 half-centuries.

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9. Tom Graveney

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First Class Cricket – Players with Most Runs

Former English cricketer Thomas William Graveney served as the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club for 2004/5 season after his retirement from the active sports. Tom Graveney played a total of 1223 innings out of 732 first class matches that he played for several teams such as Gloucestershire, Queensland and Worcestershire in his first-class career between 1948 and 1972, besides his international appearance for the English cricket team. Graveney played 159 not-out innings in his first class career and achieved his career’s best score of 258 in county cricket. He scored a total of 47793 first class runs with a batting average of 44.91 until his retirement, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 batsmen with most runs in first class cricket. The grand career of Tom Graveney in county cricket is decorated with 122 centuries and 233 half-centuries.

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8. Geoff Boycott

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First Class Cricketers with Most Runs

Legendary former English cricketer Geoffrey Boycott had been named as one of five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden. Geoff Boycott played a total of 1005 innings out of 609 first class matches that he played for several teams such as the Northern Transvaal and Yorkshire in his first-class career between 1962 and 1986, besides his international appearance for the English cricket team. Boycott played 162 not-out innings in his first class career and achieved his career’s best score of 261* in county cricket. He scored a total of 48426 first class runs with a batting average of 56.83 until his retirement, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 batsmen with most runs in first class cricket. The glorious career of Geoff Boycott in county cricket is decorated with 151 centuries and 238 half-centuries.

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