Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1936

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1936 season
Captain A W Richardson
County Championship 1
Most runs Stan Worthington
Most wickets Bill Copson
Most catches Harry Elliott

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1936 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire won the County Championship for the first and only time. They had been playing for sixty five years and it was their thirty-eighth season in the County Championship.

1936 season[edit]

Success in the County Championship saw the culmination of five years effort by A. W. Richardson since he became captain in 1931. Derbyshire had actually come second in the championship in 1935 with a better set of results. Middlesex and Yorkshire made strong challenges in the closing weeks of the 1936 season which kept tensions high in the Derbyshire camp. When he heard that the Championship had been settled the Duke of Devonshire, the Derbyshire President, left a shooting party at Bolton Abbey in a hurry to get to Derby and join the public reception given to the players on their return.[1]

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, and one match against Oxford University and one match against the touring Indians. Stan Worthington and Leslie Townsend tied as top scorers in the County Championships, but Worthington's 174 against Oxford University gave him the edge in first class batting positions. Bill Copson's 140 wickets made him top bowler for the county.

Worthington also played for England in Test matches against the Indians.

George Langdale made his debut for Derbyshire and went on to play one first team game in 1937. Samuel Hunt also made his debut, but only played the 1936 season

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 6 May 1936 [2] Hampshire
At County Ground, Southampton
Drawn R H Moore 100; C G A Paris 101
2 9 May 1936 [3] Oxford University
The University Parks, Oxford
Won Innings and 130 runs Not a County Championship match
T S Worthington 174; R F H Darwell-Smith 5-134
3 13 May 1936 [4] Kent
Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend
Lost 10 wickets A P Freeman 7-29; W H Copson 5-57; D V P Wright 5-31
4 16 May 1936 [5] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Won 16 runs A R Gover 5-63; W H Copson 5-33 and 7-19; F R Brown 5-53
5 23 May 1936 [6] Sussex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won Innings and 25 runs L F Townend 182;W H Copson 5-42
6 27 May 1936 [7] Gloucestershire
Ashley Down Ground, Bristol
Won 10 Wickets R A Sinfield 7-54; T B Mitchell 5-40
7 30 May 1936 [8] Essex
County Ground, Derby
Drawn
8 3 Jun 1936 [9] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Northampton
Won 7 Wickets W H Copson 6-24
9 10 Jun 1936 [10] Gloucestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won 10 Wickets T B Mitchell 7-26
10 13 Jun 1936 [11] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn L F Townsend 101; W E Bowes 5-66; T B Mitchell 6-60
11 17 Jun 1936 [12] Somerset
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Lost 10 Wickets H Hunt 7-49; T B Mitchell 5-90
12 20 Jun 1936 [13] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Won Innings and 10 runs L F Townsend 5-44 and 7-46; T B Mitchell 5-42
13 24 Jun 1936 [14] Worcestershire

Queen's Park, Chesterfield

Won 3 Wickets H H I H Gibbons 99; W H Copson 5-34; R T D Perks 5-63
14 27 Jun 1936 [15] Lancashire
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Drawn F S Booth 6-16; A V Pope 5-53
15 1 Jul 1936 [16] Worcestershire
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
Won Innings and 123 runs W H Copson 5-38 and 7-16
16 4 Jul 1936 [17] Warwickshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won Innings and 159 runs T S Worthington 163; T B Mitchell 5-52
17 8 Jul 1936 [18] Hampshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn L F Townsend 153
18 11 Jul 1936 [19] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Drawn F M Sibbles 7-36
19 15 Jul 1936 [20] Kent
The Town Ground, Burton-on-Trent
Won 141 Runs L F Townsend 115; A V Pope 5-48
20 18 Jul 1936 [21] Indians
County Ground, Derby
Drawn Not a County Championship match
W H Copson 5-44
21 22 Jul 1936 [22] Yorkshire
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Drawn T S Worthington 135; A Mitchell 103;W H Copson 6-60
22 25 Jul 1936 [23] Nottinghamshire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Lost 6 Wickets T B Mitchell 6-87; W Voce 6-43
23 1 Aug 1936 [24] Essex
County Ground, Chelmsford
Won 20 runs K Farnes 5-20; T P B Smith 5-62; T B Mitchell 6-25
24 5 Aug 1936 [25] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Drawn D Smith 106; T B Mitchell 5-88
25 8 Aug 1936 [26] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won 9 Wickets W H Copson 5-40; T B Mitchell 5-57 and 5-42; G Geary 5-39
26 15 Aug 1936 [27] Nottinghamshire
Town Ground, Worksop
Drawn W W Keaton 100; C B Harris 107
27 19 Aug 1936 [28] Sussex
The Saffrons, Eastbourne
Drawn J Langridge 126; W H Copson 6-87
28 22 Aug 1936 [29] Northamptonshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn R J Partridge 5-69; A V Pope 6-129
29 26 Aug 1936 [30] Somerset
Rowden Road, Wells
Lost 1 Wicket A V Pope 5-35; A W Wellard 5-47; W H Copson 6-81
30 29 Aug 1936 [31] Leicestershire
Oakham School Ground
Won Innings and 66 runs D Smith 169; T S Worthington 102

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
T S Worthington 26 40 1322 163 35.72 3
L F Townsend 28 43 1322 182* 33.89 4
D Smith 28 46 1256 169 30.63 2
A E Alderman 28 46 1074 79 25.57 0
W W H Hill-Wood 1 2 48 38 24.00 0
A F Skinner 12 20 441 62 22.05 0
H Elliott 28 41 639 79* 19.96 0
C S Elliott 18 26 426 97 18.52 0
H Storer 9 13 205 62 15.76 0
E Carrington 7 11 157 72 14.27 0
A V Pope 28 38 441 40 13.78 0
G R Langdale 3 5 064 29 12.80 0
A W Richardson 26 34 378 50 12.60 0
T B Mitchell 26 32 267 45 10.68 0
N A M Walker 1 2 20 13 10.00 0
S W Hunt 5 5 48 17 9.60 0
G H Pope 4 6 50 14 8.33 0
T R Armstrong 2 3 16 8* 8.00 0
A F Townsend 2 3 23 21 7.66 0
W H Copson 26 29 89 17 5.56 0[32]

In addition, John Gilbert appeared for Derbyshire against Oxford University.

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
W H Copson 4731 1792 140 7-16 12.80
T B Mitchell 3842 2373 116 7-26 20.45
A V Pope 5071 1666 94 6-129 17.72
L F Townsend 3111 1062 54 7-46 19.66
T S Worthington 1337 584 19 4-31 30.73
G H Pope 337 128 5 2-35 25.60
T R Armstrong 198 95 4 2-2 23.75
D Smith 18 13 1 1-13 13.00
G R Langdale 156 95 0
A F Townsend 36 23 0
A F Skinner 18 15 0
N A M Walker 12 10 0
C S Elliott 12 9 0
S W Hunt 6 3 0 [33]

Wicket Keeper[edit]

H Elliott Catches 50 Stumping 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.T. Taylor History of Derbyshire cricket Wisden 1953
  2. ^ Cricket Archive Hampshire v Derbyshire 6 May 1936
  3. ^ Cricket Archive Oxford University v Derbyshire 9 May 1936
  4. ^ Cricket Archive Kent v Derbyshire 13 May 1936
  5. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Surrey 16 May 1936
  6. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Sussex 23 May 1936
  7. ^ Cricket Archive Gloucestershire v Derbyshire 27 May 1936
  8. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Essex 30 May 1936
  9. ^ Cricket Archive Northamptonshire v Derbyshire 3 Jun 1936
  10. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Gloucestershire 10 Jun 1936
  11. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Yorkshire 13 Jun 1936
  12. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Somerset 17 Jun 1936
  13. ^ Cricket Archive Warwickshire v Derbyshire 20 Jun 1936
  14. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Worcestershire 24 Jun 1936
  15. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Lancashire 27 Jun 1936
  16. ^ Cricket Archive Worcestershire v Derbyshire 1 Jul 1936
  17. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Warwickshire 4 Jul 1936
  18. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Hampshire 8 Jul 1936
  19. ^ Cricket Archive Lancashire v Derbyshire 11 Jul 1936
  20. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Kent 15 Jul 1936
  21. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Indians 18 Jul 1936
  22. ^ Cricket Archive Yorkshire v Derbyshire 22 Jul 1936
  23. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 25 Jul 1936
  24. ^ Cricket Archive Essex v Derbyshire 1 Aug 1936
  25. ^ Cricket Archive Surrey v Derbyshire 5 Aug 1936
  26. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Leicestershire 8 Aug 1936
  27. ^ Cricket Archive Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 15 Aug 1936
  28. ^ Cricket Archive Sussex v Derbyshire 19 Aug 1936
  29. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Northamptonshire 22 Aug 1936
  30. ^ Cricket Archive Somerset v Derbyshire 26 Aug 1936
  31. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Leicestershire 29 Aug 1936
  32. ^ Batting and Fielding for Derbyshire County Championship 1936
  33. ^ Bowling for Derbyshire County Championship 1936

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