Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1902

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1902 season
Captain Albert Lawton
County Championship 10
Most runs Maynard Ashcroft
Most wickets Billy Bestwick
Most catches Joe Humphries

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1902 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for thirty-one years. It was their eighth season in the County Championship and they won five matches to finish tenth in the Championship table.

1902 season[edit]

Derbyshire played sixteen games in the County Championship in 1902, two matches against London County, one match against MCC and one against the touring Australians.

Derbyshire won four matches in the County Championship which brought them up to tenth in the table. The captain for the year was Albert Lawton in his first season as captain. Maynard Ashcroft was top scorer. Billy Bestwick took most wickets.

The most significant additions to the Derbyshire squad in the season was Thomas Forrester who carried on playing for the club for many seasons. Also making his debut was Charles Ollivierre the first Caribbean to play for an English county who also played several seasons. Noah Buxton played occasionally until 1911 and Guy Wilson played once in 1902 and once in 1905. Other players who made their debut but played only in 1902 were Charles Lyon who played two matches and Ernest Stapleton, Archibold Cooper and Bert Hall who played one each.

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 19 May 1902[1] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Won 180 runs Llewellyn 7-59; JJ Hulme 5-57 and 7-48; Soar 5-80
2 29 May 1902[2] Yorkshire
Dewsbury and Savile Ground
Drawn TL Taylor 106
3 05 Jun 1902[3] Yorkshire

Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn TL Taylor 142; JJ Hulme 5-68; Hirst 5-32; Haigh 5-31
4 09 Jun 1902[4] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Lost 9 wickets Hargreave 6-54; Santall 5-50
5 12 Jun 1902[5] Worcestershire
North Road Ground, Glossop
Drawn W Bestwick 7-28; Wilson 6-53
6 19 Jun 1902[6] Australians
County Ground, Derby
Lost 8 wickets W Bestwick 6-82; Saunders 6-40
7 23 Jun 1902[7] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Lost 6 wickets Trott 7-84; Mead 6-36
8 26 Jun 1902[8] London County Cricket Club
County Ground, Derby
Lost 6 wickets AE Lawton 149; CJB Wood 124; Grace 5-105; Llewellyn 5-92 and 6-101
9 30 Jun 1902[9] Leicestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn LG Wright 101; EM Ashcroft 104; AE Knight 103
10 03 Jul 1902[10] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Lost 7 wickets VFS Crawford 101; W Bestwick 6-107; Richardson 5-81
11 10 Jul 1902[11] Leicestershire
Aylestone Road, Leicester
Won 242 runs EM Ashcroft 162; Coe 6-40; A Warren 7-70
12 14 Jul 1902[12] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 9 wickets Iremonger 146; Gunn 120; Hallam 5-46; Wass 6-152
13 21 Jul 1902[13] London County Cricket Club
Crystal Palace Park
Won 99 runs GIll 6-83; W Bestwick 8-52; Braund 5-70
14 24 Jul 1902[14] Essex
County Ground, Derby
Lost 120 runs McGahey 5-24; JJ Hulme 5-18; Mead 6-55
15 04 Aug 1902[15] Hampshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn AE Lawton 146; Llewellyn 109 and 5-117
16 07 Aug 1902[16] Worcestershire
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
Drawn HK Foster 112; FL Bowley 122; RE Foster 109
17 11 Aug 1902[17] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Lost Innings and 89 runs Gunn 101; Shrewbury 108; W Bestwick 6-82; Wass 5-84 and 6-53
18 14 Aug 1902[18] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 250 runs CA Ollivierre 167; AE Lawton 126; A Warren 6-33
19 18 Aug 1902[19] Surrey
North Road Ground, Glossop
Drawn
20 21 Aug 1902[20] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Won 15 runs Lucas 103; Mead 5-44 and 5-59; A Warren 6-75; W Bestwick 7-55

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
EM Ashcroft 13 19 843 162 46.83 2
CA Ollivierre 7 9 363 167 40.33 1
G Curgenven 3 5 120 51 30.00 0
AE Lawton 16 22 652 146 29.63 2
LG Wright 16 24 629 101 26.20 1
E Needham 15 22 480 66 24.00 0
W Storer 16 22 474 54 21.54 0
T Forrester 8 12 156 41 19.50 0
JJ Hulme 16 22 329 47 18.27 0
J Humphries 13 19 248 43 17.71 0
Samuel Hill Wood 3 4 52 43 13.00 0
A Warren 14 20 242 71 12.73 0
W Chatterton 7 10 76 32 8.44 0
W Locker 1 1 8 8 8.00 0
H Bagshaw 2 4 28 16 7.00 0
W Bestwick 16 20 83 26 6.38 0
W Sugg 5 7 44 13 6.28 0
B Hall 1 2 10 7 5.00 0
CH Lyon 2 2 6 4 3.00 0
N Buxton 1 2 7 7 3.50 0
AHH Cooper 1 1 0 0 0.00 0 [21]
Leading first-class batsmen for Derbyshire by runs scored
Name Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100
EM Ashcroft 15 23 897 162 39.80 2
AE Lawton 19 28 861 149 30.75 3
LG Wright 18 28 736 101 26.29 1
W Storer 19 28 611 61 21.82 0
E Needham 16 24 489 66 20.38 0

(a) Figures adjusted for non CC matches

Outside the County Championship, E Stapleton played against MCC and GD Wilson against London County

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
W Bestwick 3362 1339 63 7-28 21.25
JJ Hulme 3385 1362 55 7-48 24.76
A Warren 1720 934 38 7-70 24.57
T Forrester 894 360 17 4-38 21.17
AE Lawton 650 335 16 4-59 20.93
W Storer 811 564 15 3-63 37.60
EM Ashcroft 482 272 4 2-46 68.00
W Chatterton 138 80 3 2-40 26.66
N Buxton 42 14 2 2-14 7.00
W Sugg 72 56 2 1-7 28.00
J Humphries 30 19 1 1-19 19.00
CA Ollivierre 54 53 0
E Needham 42 35 0
LG Wright 24 25 0
CH Lyon 12 6 0
AHH Cooper 12 12 0
G Curgenven 6 0 0 [22]
Leading first class bowlers for Derbyshire by wickets taken
Name Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave
W Bestwick 4095 1684 81 8-52 20.79
JJ Hulme 3695 1476 66 7-48 22.36
A Warren 2216 1184 49 7-70 24.16
T Forrester 894 360 17 4-38 21.17
AE Lawton 698 385 17 4-59 22.65

Wicket Keeping[edit]

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