List of international cricket five-wicket hauls at Headingley

Headingley Cricket Ground is a sports ground in Headingley, Leeds, England, which has hosted international cricket matches, along with many domestic games. It is the home of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.[1] It has hosted international cricket matches since 1899, the first Test at the ground took place in between Australia and England in late June of that year.[2] and has been home to more than 90 Test matches in total.[3] P Sara Oval has also staged 40 One Day International (ODI) matches,[4] the first of which was in 1983 when the hosts England defeated West Indies by 1 wickets.[5]

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer")[6][7] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[8] The first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match at Headingley was Arnold Warren in 1905; he finished with bowling figures of 5 for 57 in second innings. The best figures in Test cricket at Headingley are 8 for 43, taken by England's Bob Willis against Australia in July 1981.[9] James Anderson of England has taken the most recent five-wicket haul at Headingley, with figures of 5 wickets for 29 runs against Sri Lanka in 21 May 2016. As of May 2016, 33 bowlers have taken 48 Test match five-wicket hauls at the ground.

There are no any ODI five-wicket hauls taken at Headingley until December 2015.


Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled. 8 indicates that eight balls were bowled in each over.
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result of the match


Five-wicket hauls in Test matches at McLean Park
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Arnold Warren 3 July 1905  England  Australia 2 19.2 57 5 2.94 Drawn[9]


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  6. Buckle, Greg (30 April 2007). "Pigeon's almost perfect sendoff". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  7. "Swinging it for the Auld Enemy – An interview with Ryan Sidebottom". The Scotsman. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  8. Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Orient Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9.
  9. 1 2 "3rd Test: The Ashes at Headingley, Jul 16-21, 1981 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
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