Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1905

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1905 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for thirty-four years. It was their eleventh season in the County Championship and they won three matches to finish fourteenth in the Championship table.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1905 season
CaptainAlbert Lawton
County Championship14
Most runsLevi Wright
Most wicketsBilly Bestwick
Most catchesJoe Humphries

1905 seasonEdit

Derbyshire played twenty games in the County Championship, one match against MCC and one against the touring Australians. The captain for the year was Albert Lawton. Levi Wright was top scorer with over 1700 runs and four centuries and Billy Bestwick took most wickets with over 100. However lacking greater depth, Derbyshire won just three matches in the County Championship and lost 16 which put them at fourteenth in the table.

The most significant addition to the Derbyshire squad in the season was George Buckston who though playing only one match in the 1905 season went on to become captain. Also making their debuts were Frederic Hunter who played regularly for three years and Herbert Cooper William Taylor and Robert Carlin who played intermittently over five years. Arthur Hogg, John McDonald and George Walkden played in 1905 and also in 1906. Other players who made their debut but played only in 1905 were George Maltby three matches, Joseph Cupitt George Marples and Guy Sparrow two matches and William Peach and William Bagguley one match each.

James Wright who had played in 1898 played his last single match in the season.

MatchesEdit

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 15 May 1905[1] Yorkshire
Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford
Lost Innings and 61 runs FS Jackson 111; W Bestwick 5-91
2 18 May 1905[2] Lancashire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 161 runs SWA Cadman 6-27; I'Anson 5-52; Kermode 5-81
3 22 May 1905[3] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Lost Innings and 1 run AE Lawton 112; McGahey 277; Tremlin 9-126; A Warren 5-139; Buckenham 6-59
4 01 Jun 1905[4] Sussex
County Ground, Derby
Drawn LG Wright 149; A Warren 6-78; Cox 6-108
5 12 Jun 1905[5] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Lost 188 runs Bowell 101; W Bestwick 6-74; Hesketh-Pritchard 5-46 and 8-32
6 15 Jun 1905[6] Yorkshire
County Ground, Derby
Won 9 wickets A Warren 7-57 and 5-69; Ringrose 6-78
7 19 Jun 1905[7] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Northampton
Lost 23 runs GJ Thompson 5-66; East 6-33
8 22 Jun 1905[8] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Lost 236 runs Goatly 147; Lees 6-59; W Bestwick 5-67; Knox 5-50
9 26 Jun 1905[9] Essex
North Road Ground, Glossop
Lost 7 wickets AJ Turner 103; W Bestwick 6-39; Tremlin 5-58
10 03 Jul 1905[10] Leicestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost Innings and 135 runs CJB Wood 100; Odell 6-15 and 5-29; King 5-39
11 06 Jul 1905[11] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Lost 8 wickets Hallam 6-48
12 10 Jul 1905[12] Australians
County Ground, Derby
Lost 105 runs SWA Cadman 5-94; Armstrong 5-29; Cotter 6-63
13 17 Jul 1905[13] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Lost Innings and 252 runs TC O'Brien 153; CAL Payne 191; Trott 6-66
14 20 Jul 1905[14] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 50 runs LG Wright 195; East 5-127; A Warren 5-23; W Bestwick 5-23 and 7-108
15 24 Jul 1905[15] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Lost 7 wickets LG Wright 176 and 122; Quaife 176; W Bestwick 5-105
16 27 Jul 1905[16] Leicestershire
Aylestone Road, Leicester
Lost 87 runs King 5-46; Jayes 9-78
17 31 Jul 1905[17] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 120 runs SWA Cadman 5-34 and 6-46; Santall 5-75
18 07 Aug 1905[18] Hampshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn Llewellyn 102 and 100; W Bestwick 5-89 and 6-53; Ede 7-72
19 10 Aug 1905[19] Sussex
County Ground, Hove
Lost Innings and 41 runs
20 14 Aug 1905[20] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Lost 9 wickets Hayes 189; Crawford 119; EM Ashcroft 145; Lees 5-87
21 17 Aug 1905[21] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Drawn AE Lawton 101; Poideven 102; Kermode 5-117; SWA Cadman 6-83
22 21 Aug 1905[22] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 6 wickets W Bestwick 5-90; Wass 8-97


StatisticsEdit

County Championship batting averagesEdit

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
LG Wright 20 38 1651 195 43.44 4
EM Ashcroft 16 29 838 145 31.03 1
AE Lawton 14 26 740 112 28.46 2
HF Wright 6 10 202 55 22.44 0
SWA Cadman 19 34 690 63 21.56 0
G Curgenven 4 7 139 47 19.85 0
CA Ollivierre 20 37 700 93 19.44 0
GR Sparrow 2 4 75 64 18.75 0
JA McDonald 1 2 36 21 18.00 0
E Needham 3 6 85 33 17.00 0
A Warren 19 34 482 49* 15.54 0
A Morton 17 32 419 73 14.44 0
FC Hunter 12 20 242 50* 14.23 0
GM Buckston 1 1 13 13 13.00 0
J Humphries 20 34 234 22 12.31 0
I Dearnaley 2 4 46 34 11.50 0
J Cupitt 2 4 19 13 9.50 0
W Storer 8 14 120 31 9.23 0
GG Walkden 4 8 51 27 6.37 0
WT Taylor 1 2 11 9 5.50 0
W Bagguley 1 1 5 5 5.00 0
W Peach 1 2 10 10 5.00 0
G Maltby 3 6 22 7* 4.40 0
W Bestwick 19 33 104 20 3.85 0
J Wright 1 2 6 6 3.00 0
A Hogg 1 2 1 1 0.50 0
O Burton 2 2 3 2* 0
H Cooper 1 2 0 0 0.00 0 [23]
Leading first-class batsmen for Derbyshire by runs scored
Name Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100
LG Wright 21 40 1716 195 42.90 4
EM Ashcroft 17 313 879 145 28.35 1
SWA Cadman 21 38 778 66 20.47 0
CA Ollivierre 22 41 741 93 18.07 0
AE Lawton 14 26 740 112 28.46 2

(a) Figures adjusted for non CC matches

Additionally, GH Wilson, RM Carlin and GH Marples played against MCC. Marples also played against the Australians

County Championship bowling averagesEdit

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
W Bestwick 4147 2020 100 7-108 20.20
A Warren 3559 1982 77 7-57 25.74
SWA Cadman 2530 1093 50 6-27 21.86
A Morton 1484 652 29 4-11 22.48
W Storer 528 383 12 3-74 31.91
AE Lawton 469 301 11 3-19 27.36
FC Hunter 678 408 9 2-21 45.33
CA Ollivierre 354 186 8 3-34 23.25
W Peach 64 46 4 4-46 11.50
O Burton 142 101 3 2-67 33.66
J Cupitt 450 145 3 2-24 48.33
G Curgenven 198 99 1 1-34 99.00
EM Ashcroft 126 113 0
G Maltby 30 20 0
WT Taylor 24 15 0 [24]
Leading first class bowlers for Derbyshire by wickets taken
Name Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave
W Bestwick 4391 2286 104 7-108 21.98
A Warren 3559 1982 77 7-57 25.74 5 2
SWA Cadman 2986 1371 58 6-27 23.64
A Morton 1740 800 37 4-11 21.62
W Storer 528 383 12 3-74 31.91 0 0

Wicket KeepingEdit

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