Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1889

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1889 season
Captain William Chatterton
Most runs William Chatterton
Most wickets George Davidson
Most catches James Disney

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1889 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing nineteen 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.

1889 season[edit]

Derbyshire played eleven games, all against sides that they had played in first class matches before 1888 or that joined the County Championship four years later. William Chatterton was in his third year as captain and was also top scorer making a century against Essex. George Davidson topped the bowling with 38 wickets.

Fred Spofforth, known as the "Demon Bowler" had toured England with the Australians in 1886, and afterwards chose to live in Derbyshire. The club tried to persuade the County Cricket Council to let him play for Derbyshire without waiting for the usual two years' residential qualification. Although the application was refused, in 1889 Yorkshire generously offered to waive the point so that Spofforth could play against them.[1] He did so in two matches in the 1889 season, repaying them in one game by taking fifteen of their wickets for 81 runs. In the 1890 season, with the residential qualification met, Spofforth was able not only to play for Derbyshire but to captain the side. Charles Evans who made his debut played on for Derbyshire into the County Championship in 1895. Frank Evershed one of the Evershed brothers and a rugby international played in his first season for Derbyshire, but never played a first class game. Joseph Burrows, George Maltby and Thomas Purdy all played in one career match for Derbyshire against the MCC and only Purdy returned the following year.

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 20 May 1889[2] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Won 1 wicket Hearne 6-16; West 6-29
2 10 Jun 1889[3] Yorkshire

County Ground, Derby
Lost 54 runs FR Spofforth 7-45 and 8-36; Peel 6-24 and 8-43
3 17 Jun 1889[4] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Drawn W Chatterton 168; G Davidson 129; Burrell 5-56
4 20 Jun 1889[5] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Lost Innings and 223 runs W Read 103; G Lohmann 5-42; T Bowley 6-48
5 24 Jun 1889[6] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 133 runs W Sugg 104; A Rylott 5-125; G Davidson 6-49
6 01 Jul 1889[7] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Lost 10 wickets Richardson 5-54; W Attewell 5-26
7 22 Jul 1889[8] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Lost 48 runs Beaumont 8-53; T Bowley 6-13
8 29 Jul 1889[9] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost Innings and 26 runs W Attewell 6-35 and 5-24; Richardson 6-36
9 05 Aug 1889[10] Yorkshire
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Drawn
10 08 Aug 1889[11] Leicestershire
Grace Road, Leicester
Drawn G Davidson 6-47; J J Hulme 5-28
11 19 Aug 1889[12] Essex
County Ground, Derby
Won 10 wickets Bishop 5-77; W Sugg 7-44

Statistics[edit]

Batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
C Evans 1 1 47 47 47.00 0
W Chatterton 11 18 500 168 27.78 1
G Davidson 11 18 389 129 21.61 1
W Sugg 10 17 318 104 18.71 1
SH Evershed 8 13 234 79 18.00 0
LG Wright 6 11 168 59 15.27 0
J J Hulme 10 16 192 61 12.00 0
W S Eadie 8 13 149 51 11.46 0
W Storer 2 3 32 14 10.67 0
HC Mosby[13] 8 14 129 32 9.21 0
F Evershed 3 5 39 14 7.80 0
E Evershed 5 8 53 16 7.67 0
GG Walker 10 15 115 34 6.76 0
JR Burrows[14] 1 2 9 7 4.50 0
GA Maltby[15] 1 2 9 8 4.50 0
T Purdy[16] 1 2 9 7 4.5 0
F R Spofforth 2 2 8 4 4.00 0
G Ratcliffe 1 2 0 0 0.00 0
G Porter 1 2 4 4 2.00 0
W Hall 11 17 157 34 9.24 0
JJ Disney 10 14 11 3 0.79 0

Bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
G Davidson 1893 643 38 6-47 16.92
J J Hulme 1079 451 27 5-28 16.70
HC Mosby 432 159 11 3-28 14.45
W Hall 975 319 18 4-32 17.72
W Chatterton 782 280 18 4-80 15.56
GG Walker 960 412 16 4-28 25.75
FR Spofforth 265 81 15 8-36 5.40
W Sugg 174 67 10 7-44 6.70
G Porter 135 43 4 2-11 10.75
SH Evershed 30 15 0


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