The 6 All-Time Top Test Match Run Scorers

The 100th anniversary of the death of WG Grace fell on 23rd October 2015 (image: theguardian.com)

The 100th anniversary of the death of WG Grace fell on 23rd October 2015 (image: theguardian.com)

With a run fest currently ongoing in the UAE between England and Pakistan, and the 100th anniversary of the death of legendary cricketer WG Grace having just passed, it seems the perfect time to take a look at test match cricket’s all-time top run getters.

The following six players are a heady mix of the world’s greatest batsmen from all different countries and eras, and who played in a variety of wildly different styles but what they all have in common is an insatiable thirst for runs which has seen them go down in history as some of the greatest performers on cricket’s grandest stage.