Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1903

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1903 season
Captain Albert Lawton
County Championship 12
Most runs Levi Wright
Most wickets Billy Bestwick
Most catches Joe Humphries

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1903 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for thirty two years. It was their ninth season in the County Championship and they won five matches to come twelfth

1903 season[edit]

Derbyshire played sixteen games in the County Championship in addition to two matches against W.G. Grace's London County Cricket Club and one against MCC. They won four matches in the Championship and one against London County.

The captain for the year was Albert Lawton in his second season as captain. Levi Wright was top scorer and Billy Bestwick took most wickets.

A significant addition to the Derbyshire side was Arthur Morton who played for the club until 1926. Other new players in the season were R T Ryder who played his one career first class match against London County and G Green who also made one appearance against London County but played for Derbyshire intermittently over several seasons.

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 11 May 1903[1] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Lost 6 wickets Wass 5-43
2 18 May 1903[2] Lancashire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 10 wickets Barnes 7-25 and 7-34; JJ Hulme 8-52
3 21 May 1903 [3] MCC
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Lost 9 wickets Llewellyn 5-65; JJ Hulme 6-60; Thompson 5-30
4 01 Jun 1903[4] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Lost 261 runs Llewellyn 148; Hill 150; JJ Hulme 7-123; Chignell 5-68; Hesketh-Pritchard 7-47
5 08 Jun 1903[5] Essex
County Ground, Leyton
Drawn Perrin 102(rh); Buckenham 6-47; W Bestwick 5-95; Mead 5-77
6 15 Jun 1903[6] Surrey
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 111 runs W Bestwick 7-20; Richardson 5-43
7 18 Jun 1903[7] Yorkshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 7 wickets JJ Hulme 5-69
8 22 Jun 1903[8] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Drawn LG Wright 133; Field 6-82 and 5-150
9 25 Jun 1903[9] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won 35 runs Gill 5-93; A Warren 5-69 and 6-112
10 06 Jul 1903[10] Leicestershire
Aylestone Road, Leicester
Lost 126 runs King 167; Odell 6-74
11 09 Jul 1903[11] Nottinghamshire
County Ground, Derby
Won 114 runs SWA Cadman 5-42; A Warren 6-93
12 16 Jul 1903 [12] London County Cricket Club
Crystal Palace Park
Lost Innings and 31 runs W Smith 123; Cranfield 7-105
13 20 Jul 1903[13] Essex
North Road Ground, Glossop
Lost 232 runs Mead 5-38
14 03 Aug 1903[14] Hampshire
County Ground, Derby
Won Innings and 59 runs E Needham 131; A Warren 6-43
15 06 Aug 1903[15] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Lost 9 wickets LG Wright 116; Hallows 5-42
16 10 Aug 1903[16] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Drawn Dowson 100*
17 13 Aug 1903[17] Yorkshire
St George's Road, Harrogate
Drawn
18 17 Aug 1903[18] Warwickshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn W Bestwick 5-86; Hargreave 5-55; Santall 5-19
19 20 Aug 1903 [19] London County Cricket Club
County Ground, Derby
Won 8 wickets Odell 7-69


Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
LG Wright 15 27 940 133 37.60 2
CA Ollivierre 16 30 660 72 22.75 0
W Storer 15 27 593 89 21.96 0
E Needham 14 25 470 131 20.43 1
AE Lawton 16 27 473 63 18.19 0
SWA Cadman 11 18 309 55 17.16 0
W Ellis 4 8 121 44 15.12 0
EM Ashcroft 7 11 142 67 14.20 0
A Warren 16 28 382 89 14.14 0
T Forrester 8 16 186 58 12.40 0
A Morton 5 10 94 22 10.44 0
J Humphries 16 27 208 24 9.45 0
GR Gregory 7 11 85 20* 9.44 0
JJ Hulme 8 15 64 27* 5.33 0
W Bestwick 16 27 68 19* 4.53 0
R Else 2 4 8 5 2.66 0

In addition, W Locker played against MCC, CE Middleton and G Curgenven played in the first match against London County, and R T Ryder and G Green played in the second match against London County.

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
W Bestwick 3758 1599 66 7-20 24.22
A Warren 2630 1395 65 6-43 21.46
JJ Hulme 1460 724 36 8-52 20.11
SWA Cadman 1295 560 19 5-42 29.47
W Storer 470 307 13 3-29 23.61
GR Gregory 270 195 10 4-70 19.50
AE Lawton 600 334 9 2-31 37.11
T Forrester 489 250 6 4-43 41.66
A Morton 258 145 2 2-32 72.50
EM Ashcroft 24 15 0
CA Ollivierre 12 9 0
R Else 12 5 0

County Championship Wicket keeping[edit]


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