Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1898

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1898 season
Captain Sydney Evershed
County Championship 9
Most runs William Storer
Most wickets George Davidson
Most catches William Storer

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1898 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for twenty-seven years. It was their fourth season in the County Championship and they won three matches to finish ninth in the Championship table.

1898 season[edit]

Derbyshire played sixteen games in the County Championship in 1898 and one match against MCC. The captain for the year was Sydney Evershed in his eighth season as captain. William Storer was top scorer with three centuries which he achieved while also bowling to take 28 wickets and being a useful wicket-keeper. George Davidson took most wickets at 65 as well as scoring a century. The season saw many high scores, and against Hampshire in August, four Derbyshire players Levi Wright, William Storer, William Chatterton and George Davidson scored centuries followed by two more from the Hampshire players in the same match. The Derbyshire total of 645 runs was to remain their highest match score until it was surpassed in the 2007 season.[1] Two matches later, Yorkshire set a record score against Derbyshire of 662 runs when Jack Brown scored 300 and John Tunnicliffe 243 in Walter Sugg's benefit match before Brown deliberately knocked down his wicket. It remained a national partnership record until two more Yorkshiremen, Percy Holmes and Herbert Sutcliffe, made 555 for the first wicket against Essex at Leyton in 1932.[2]

Queen's Park, Chesterfield, first used in 1898

The Yorkshire match was Derbyshire's second match at Queen's Park, Chesterfield, the first being earlier in the season against Surrey. The size of the crowd at that game made the experiment well worth while and the ground, described as mre pleasing to the eye than the County Ground, became a regular venue for several matches a season. The game against Surrey was not without incident as superb lob bowling by D. L. A. Jephson, gave him nine Derbyshire wickets for 55 runs in the two innings, Derbyshire supporters were upset by Jephson's lobs, and protested vigorously against them, saying that this was unfair bowling.[2]

The most significant addition to the Derbyshire squad in the season was Billy Bestwick as well known for his antics off the pitch as his demon bowling. William Ellis played the first of several seasons at the club when he played occasional games. Alfred Charlesworth and James Wright also made their debuts and played several matches in the season, although only Wright played in a subsequent season. William Prince, John Bourne and Solomon Hardy each played just one career match for Derbyshire in the season

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 16 May 1898 [3] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Drawn W Storer 109
2 19 May 1898 [4] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Abandoned
3 23 May 1898 [5] Lancashire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 65 runs JJ Hulme 6-65; Cuttell 5-30; Briggs 5-34; Mold 5-27
4 30 May 1898 [6] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Won 10 wickets W Storer 104
5 09 Jun 1898 [7] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Won Innings and 1 run G Davidson 6-30 and 6-53; J Hearne 6-66
6 16 Jun 1898 [8] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Drawn Quaife 109; Lilley 112
7 20 Jun 1898 [9] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Lost 129 runs G Davidson 7-42 and 8-74
8 27 Jun 1898 [10] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 31 runs Pougher 5-53; F Davidson 6-36; G Davidson 5-31
9 30 Jun 1898 [11] Surrey
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost Innings and 43 runs Jephson 6-38
10 04 Jul 1898 [12] Essex
County Ground, Derby
Lost Innings and 172 runs Perrin 104 ; McGahey 115; Kortright 5-44; Bull 6-75
11 11 Jul 1898 [13] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn F Davidson 6-49
12 25 Jul 1898 [14] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn SH Evershed 153; Field 5-107
13 28 Jul 1898 [15] Yorkshire
St George's Road, Harrogate
Drawn H Bagshaw 100; JW Hancock 5-61
14 01 Aug 1898 [16] Hampshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn LG Wright 134; W Storer 100; W Chatterton 142; G Davidson 108 and 6-42; Poore 121; Quinton 101 and 5-93
15 15 Aug 1898 [17] Leicestershire
Grace Road, Leicester
Lost Innings and 103 runs Geeson 6-64 and 7-38
16 18 Aug 1898 [18] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost Innings and 387 runs J Brown 300; J Tunnicliffe 243
17 25 Aug 1898 [19] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Drawn J Tyldesley 200; Cuttell 5-48

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
W Storer 15 25 1113 109 50.59 3
SH Evershed 13 23 729 153 33.13 1
W Chatterton 14 23 648 142 30.85 1
H Bagshaw 13 21 481 100* 24.05 1
G Davidson 14 21 457 108 21.76 1
LG Wright 15 26 541 134 21.64 1
EM Ashcroft 4 6 95 60 19.00 0
H Blackwell 3 4 38 15 19.00 0
W Sugg 15 23 323 50 14.68 0
J Wright 5 8 87 53* 12.42 0
A Charlesworth 7 10 92 23 10.22 0
GG Walker 6 9 62 25 7.75 0
W Ellis 3 5 28 16* 7.00 0
F Davidson 8 14 67 19 6.70 0
JJ Hulme 2 3 13 9* 6.50 0
JJ Bourne 1 1 6 6 6.00 0
JW Hancock 11 14 50 19 5.55 0
S Hardy 1 2 10 9 5.00 0
D Bottom 1 2 8 7 4.00 0
GA Marsden 3 5 14 5 2.80 0
W Bestwick 8 11 22 5* 2.75 0
E Evershed 1 1 1 1 1.00 0
SH Wood 1 1 4 4* 0
W Prince 1 1 2 2* 0 [20]

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
G Davidson 3682 1020 65 8-74 15.69
F Davidson 2054 844 32 6-36 26.37
W Storer 1470 995 28 4-121 35.53
JW Hancock 1511 720 23 5-61 31.30
JJ Hulme 500 152 12 6-65 12.66
GG Walker 965 630 9 4-199 70.00
W Bestwick 765 430 8 4-163 53.75
H Bagshaw 430 241 7 2-5 34.42
W Chatterton 650 255 6 4-32 42.50
W Sugg 345 197 5 3-25 39.40
H Blackwell 175 105 4 2-23 26.25
JJ Bourne 265 103 3 2-63 34.33
D Bottom 123 50 1 1-50 50.00
W Prince 125 38 0
A Charlesworth 60 47 0
EM Ashcroft 50 31 0
J Wright 50 16 0
LG Wright 50 36 0
W Ellis 30 12 0
SH Evershed 30 28 0 [21]

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