Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1904

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1904 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for thirty three years. It was their tenth season in the County Championship and they won five matches to finish tenth in the Championship table.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1904 season
CaptainMaynard Ashcroft
County Championship10
Most runsCharles Ollivierre
Most wicketsArnold Warren
Most catchesJoe Humphries

1904 seasonEdit

In addition to eighteen games in the County Championship, Derbyshire played one game against MCC, one against the touring South Africans and two against Grace's London County side. They won seven matches overall. Dr Maynard Ashcroft was in his only season as captain. Charles Ollivierre was top scorer and Arnold Warren took most wickets.

The season saw one of Derbyshire's most accomplished performances - the defeat of Essex by nine wickets at Chesterfield. Essex made 597 in their first innings, P. A. Perrin scoring 343 not out, and looked to be in a commanding position. However Derbyshire replied with 548, Olliviere making 229, and dismissed Essex for 97 in the second innings. Derbyshire lost only one wicket in their second innings for 149, with Olliviere 92 not out and won by nine wickets.[1]

George Stevenson was the only new player in the season and played his only two matches for the club in the year.

MatchesEdit

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 16 May 1904 [2] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Won 122 runs Lockwood 7-79; W Bestwick 8-103; Hayes 6-48
2 19 May 1904 [3] London County Cricket Club
Crystal Palace Park
Lost Innings and 31 runs LG Wright 139; Hathorn 117; Braund 6-40
3 23 May 1904 [4] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Drawn Hill 111; W Bestwick 5-133
4 26 May 1904 [5] Yorkshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn
5 06 Jun 1904 [6] Sussex
County Ground, Hove
Lost Innings and 65 runs C. B. Fry 226; EM Ashcroft 111; Relf 5-81
6 09 Jun 1904 [7] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Won 8 wickets W Storer 110; Thompson 7-101; W Bestwick 5-31; A Warren 5-23
7 13 Jun 1904 [8] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 6 wickets Allsopp 5-54
8 16 Jun 1904 [9] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Won 39 runs Gillingham 103; SWA Cadman 126; A Warren 5-71 and 6-66
9 20 Jun 1904 [10] Warwickshire
North Road Ground, Glossop
Won Innings and 24 runs A Warren 6-66
10 27 Jun 1904 [11] Nottinghamshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 330 runs James Iremonger 142; Jones 119; W Storer 5-34; Wass 5-103; A Warren 5-56; Gunn 6-19
11 30 Jun 1904 [12] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Lost Innings and 103 runs G Curgenven 124; Hayes 273; Lees 8-66
12 04 Jul 1904 [13] Yorkshire
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Lost 4 wickets Haigh 104 and 5-85
13 07 Jul 1904 [14] Leicestershire
Aylestone Road, Leicester
Won 306 runs LG Wright 140; EM Ashcroft 100; W Bestwick 7-42
14 14 Jul 1904 [15] Lancashire
County Ground, Derby
Lost Innings and 129 runs James Hallows 111; Brearley 6-33
15 18 Jul 1904 [16] Essex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 9 wickets Perrin 343; CA Ollivierre 229; Bill Reeves 5-192
16 25 Jul 1904 [17] Sussex
County Ground, Derby
Drawn Vine 169
17 28 Jul 1904 [18] Nottinghamshire
Welbeck Abbey Cricket Ground
Drawn A Warren 8-69 and 7-43; Wass 6-71
18 01 Aug 1904 [19] Hampshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 9 wickets Hesketh-Pritchard 6-68; Baldwin 5-53
19 04 Aug 1904 [20] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Drawn LG Wright 131; A Warren 5-47; Santall 5-46
20 08 Aug 1904 [21] London County Cricket Club
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 139 runs W. G. Grace 6-78; EM Ashcroft 5-18; Coe 5-46
21 15 Aug 1904 [22] South Africans
County Ground, Derby
Drawn A Warren 5-60
22 25 Aug 1904 [23] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Lost 131 runs Johnny Tyldesley 104; A Warren 6-62


StatisticsEdit

County Championship batting averagesEdit

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
CA Ollivierre 18 31 1099 229 36.63 1
LG Wright 18 31 1074 140 34.64 2
EM Ashcroft 18 29 802 111 29.70 2
W Storer 17 28 647 78 25.88 0
G Curgenven 18 29 691 124 23.82 1
SWA Cadman 18 30 614 126 21.17 1
AE Lawton 5 8 187 80 23.37 0
A Morton 14 22 318 56* 17.66 0
E Needham 12 20 323 72 17.00 0
J Humphries 18 27 287 44 16.88 0
A Warren 18 29 394 55 15.15 0
HF Wright 1 2 20 16 10.00 0
G Green 2 4 30 20 7.50 0
T Forrester 1 1 4 4 4.00 0
GR Gregory 2 2 8 8 4.00 0
W Bestwick 17 25 56 15 3.73 0
GS Stevenson 1 2 1 1 0.50 0 [24]

County Championship bowling averagesEdit

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
A Warren 3994 2241 101 8-69 22.18
W Bestwick 4099 1951 71 8-103 27.47
SWA Cadman 2815 1225 29 4-48 42.24
W Storer 584 370 17 5-34 21.76
G Curgenven 1001 659 17 3-32 38.76
EM Ashcroft 545 319 8 2-44 39.87
A Morton 307 179 6 3-16 29.83
G Green 258 152 4 2-40 38.00
AE Lawton 276 184 3 1-24 61.33
CA Ollivierre 42 44 1 1-15 44.00
GR Gregory 96 45 0
T Forrester 60 30 0
LG Wright 48 44 0
GS Stevenson 36 13 0 [25]


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