Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1891

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1891 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for twenty years. Derbyshire's matches were not considered to be first class in this season. The club had lost first class status after 1887 and did not regain it until 1894, the year before they joined the County Championship. However many of the players competed for the club earlier or subsequently at first-class level.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1891 season
CaptainSydney Evershed
Most runsWilliam Chatterton
Most wicketsGeorge Davidson
Most catchesWilliam Storer

1891 seasonEdit

Derbyshire played twelve games, all against sides that they had played in first class matches before 1888 or that joined the County Championship four years later. Sydney Evershed took over the captaincy from Fred Spofforth who made his one last appearance during the year. William Chatterton was top scorer making a century against Yorkshire. George Davidson topped the bowling with 61 wickets.

William Taylor noted that during Derbyshire's period in exile many fine players wore their colours including S H Evershed, who in captained the eleven with marked ability for many years and the grand veteran, Levi Wright - "a magnificent batsman and unsurpassed as a fieldsman in the oldfashioned position of square-point".[1] With Evershed, and his brother Edward, William Eadie and Robert Tomlinson, the team was well represented by brewers of Burton.

MatchesEdit

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 7 May 1891 [2] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Lost 10 Wickets Flowers 100; G Davidson 5-111
2 18 May 1891 [3] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Lost Innings and 75 runs Pougher 135; Walton 6-74
3 25 May 1891[4] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Abandoned
4 8 Jun 1891 [5] Yorkshire
Headingley, Leeds
Won 45 runs
5 15 Jun 1891 [6] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 7 wickets
6 22 Jun 1891 [7] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Lost 9 wickets J J Hulme 5-82 ; Mead 6-47; Pickett 5-39
7 29 Jun 1891 [8] Yorkshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn W Chatterton 106; G Porter 5-52; Peel 5-67
8 6 Jul 1891 [9] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn J J Hulme 7-56; Shilton 5-57; Pallett 5-51
9 16 Jul 1891 [10] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Won 4 wickets G Davidson 5-65
10 20 Jul 1891[11] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Won 10 wickets G Davidson6-41; G Porter 6-61; W W Read 5-31
11 3 Aug 1891 [12] Leicestershire
Grace Road, Leicester
Won 58 runs S Raynor 5-57; Pougher 5-33;
12 10 Aug 1891 [13] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Won 9 wickets G Davidson5-47; G Porter 5-34 and 5-34; Pallett 5-36
13 17 Aug 1891 [14] Essex
County Ground, Derby
Won 7 wickets G Davidson6-24 and 5-33; J J Hulme 5-45; Pickett 7-59

StatisticsEdit

Batting averagesEdit

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
W Chatterton 12 22 763 106 34.68 1
H Bagshaw 10 18 386 86 21.44 0
Fred Spofforth 1 2 42 32 21.00 0
LG Wright 8 16 319 71 19.93 0
R G Tomlinson 1 2 38 22 19.00 0
SH Evershed 8 13 224 51 17.23 0
W L Shipton 1 2 34 32 17.00 0
W Storer 12 23 360 51 15.65 0
W Sugg 12 24 328 81 13.67 0
G Davidson 12 21 245 43 11.67 0
W Hall 6 9 95 37 10.55 0
S Malthouse 7 14 155 37 10.28 0
HA Morley 1 2 20 12 10.00 0
GG Walker 5 7 56 22 8.00 0
S Thorpe 4 8 63 35 7.87 0
E Evershed 2 3 22 15 7.33 0
W S Eadie 4 7 51 20 7.28 0
J J Hulme 10 69 20 6.80 0
G Porter 9 12 68 29 5.67 0
H F Wright 2 3 11 8 3.67 0
W Myton 1 2 6 4 3.00 0
S Raynor 4 7 18 6 2.57 0
R Wright 1 3 8 7 2.67 0
D Bottom 1 2 4 4 2.00 0
W W Wood-Sims 1 1 1 1 1.00 0

Bowling averagesEdit

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
G Davidson 957 61 6-24 15.69
G Porter 466 36 6-61 12.94
J J Hulme 461 34 5-45 13.56
S Raynor 175 8 5-57 21.87
W Sugg 104 6 4-65 17.33
W Chatterton 182 5 2-15 36.4
S Malthouse 108 4 4-68 27.00
W Hall 63 3 2-36 21.00
Fred Spofforth 106 2 2-106 53.00
D Bottom 36 0
S Thorpe 31 0
SH Evershed 11 0
GG Walker 111 0
H Bagshaw 26 0
R Wright 23 0

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