10 Highest Individual Score in Ashes

Len Hutton has the record of highest Individual score in Ashes

The Ashes is one of the most prestigious cricket rivalries in the world, and it has produced some of the highest individual scores in the history of the game. Here are the top 10 highest individual score in Ashes cricket.

Interestingly the list of highest scores in Ashes not only contain some all time best batters in history of Ashes but also some names who did not have long careers but left their mark in Ashes history by their exclusive batting performances.

With 2023 Ashes series schedule to start from June 16, lets see if any new modern day batter can get into this list of some greats of the past.

Highest Individual Scores in Ashes.

Sir Len Hutton 364 at The Oval 5th Test 1938 i s the Highest Individual Score in Ashes

Len Hutton has the record of highest Individual score in Ashes

Sir Len Hutton is the English batsman who holds a record for the highest individual score in Ashes cricket. Hutton scored 364 runs in the second innings of the fifth Test of the 1938 Ashes series in Australia. He batted for 797 minutes and hit 35 fours.

Sir Donald Bradman 334 at Leeds 3rd Test 1930

Sir Donald Bradman is widely considered to be the greatest cricketer of all time, and his batting records in Ashes makes him best batter in Ashes history.

He holds the record for the highest individual score in Ashes cricket by an Australian batter. Bradman scored 334 runs in the first innings of the 3rd Test of the 1930 Ashes series in England. He batted for 383 minutes and hit 46 fours. It was also the series during which he created the record of most runs in an Ashes series.

Bomb Simpson 311 at Manchester 4th Test 1964

Bob Simpson 311 is the 3rd Highets Score by a batter in Ashes History

The Australian all-rounder, Bob Simpson scored 311 runs with 23 fours and a six in the 4th Test of the 1964 Ashes series. Simpson was the captain of the side too and he batted for more than 700 minutes.

Bob Cowper 307 at Melbourne 5th Test 1966

The Australian Bob Cowper holds the record for the highest individual score of Ashes in the 2nd Innings of a team’s batting. Cowper batted for 727 minutes hitting 20 fours in his majestic knock.

Sir Donald Bradman 304 at Leeds 4th Test 1934

Don Bradman - Most runs in Ashes Series

During the 4th Test of the 1934 Ashes, Sir Donald Bradman scored 304 runs hitting 43 fours and a six. Interestingly, Bradman scored 104 more runs than England’s entire first innings total which was 200.

Tip Foster 287 at Sydney 1st Test 1903

During the 1st Test of the 1903 Ashes, Tip Foster played a phenomenal innings of 287 runs at Sydney. He hit 37 fours and batted for over 400 minutes.

Sir Donald Bradman 270 at Melbourne 3rd Test 1937

At Melbourne in 1937, Sir Donald Bradman scored 270 runs facing 375 balls with 22 fours to his name. This was the 3rd Test of the 1937 Ashes series.

Bill Ponsford 266 at the Oval 5th Test 1934

With 27 fours and facing over 400 balls, Bill Ponsford scored 266 in the 5th Test of the 1934 Ashes Series. Bill shared a 451 run partnership with Sir Donald Bradman for the 2nd wicket in the first innings. Sir Donald Bradman also scored a double hundred in this innings (244).

Ken Barrington 256 at Manchester 4th Test 1964

The English opening batter Ken Barrington played an outstanding innings of 256 runs during the 4th Test of the 1964 Ashes. Barrington played 600+ balls in this innings hitting 26 fours. This is the same test in which Bob Simpson of Australia scored 311.

Sir Donald Bradman 254 at Lords 2nd Test 1930

Sir Donald Bradman scored 254 facing just 376 balls and hitting 25 fours in his knock. This knock was at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s, during the 2nd Test of the 1930 Ashes.

List of Highest Individual Score in Ashes History

PlayerTeamRunsBalls4s6sVenueYear
L HuttonEngland36484735The Oval1938
DG BradmanAustralia33444846Leeds1930
RB SimpsonAustralia311743231Manchester1964
RM CowperAustralia30758920Melbourne1966
DG BradmanAustralia304473432Leeds1934
RE FosterEngland28737Sydney1903
DG BradmanAustralia27037522Melbourne1937
WH PonsfordAustralia26642227The Oval1934
KF BarringtonEngland25662426Manchester1964
DG BradmanAustralia25437625Lord’s1930

Key Takeaways from the Article

  • Sir Donald Bradman has 4 out of the 10 highest individual scores in Ashes history to his name.
  • Sir Donald Bradman is the only batter of Ashes history with more than one triple centuries.
  • Out of the top 10 highest individual scores in Ashes history, 7 belong to the Australian batsmen.

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