Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1938

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1938 season
Captain Robin Buckston
County Championship 5
Most runs Stan Worthington
Most wickets Thomas Mitchell
Most catches Harry Elliott

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1938 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for sixty seven years. It was their fortieth season in the County Championship and they came fifth.

1938 season[edit]

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, and one match against the touring Australians. In the County Championship, they won eleven matches and lost eight to finish fifth, a drop of two places from the previous season. They also suffered a heavy defeat by the Australians.

Robin Buckston was in his second season as captain. Stan Worthington was top scorer, closely followed by Leslie Townsend. Thomas Mitchell took most wickets.

Thomas Hounsfield made his debut for the club in 1938 and went on to play one more season before World War II led to the suspension of the first class game..

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 7 May 1938[1] Gloucestershire
Ashley Down Ground, Bristol
Lost 139 runs Hammond 237; A E Alderman 150; Sinfield 7-98 and 5-51
2 11 May 1938[2] Lancashire
Aigburth, Liverpool
Won 216 runs Nutter 5-72; W H Copson 5-54; G H Pope 5-76 and 5-18
3 14 May 1938[3] Surrey
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 112 runs T B Mitchell 7-45; L F Townsend 7-57
4 18 May 1938[4] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Lost 68 runs Brown 6-44 and 5-91; AEG Rhodes 5-50
5 21 May 1938[5] Somerset
County Ground, Derby
Won 8 wickets Buse 104; G H Pope 5-41; Wellard 5-101
6 25 May 1938[6] Lancashire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Lost 9 wickets D Smith 110; Pollard 7-53
7 28 May 1938[7] Sussex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Abandoned
8 4 Jun 1938[8] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 4 wickets AEG Rhodes 107*; Dollery 134; Buckingham 124; W H Copson 5-51
9 8 Jun 1938[9] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Northampton
Won 94 runs L F Townsend 103; James 105*; Robinson 5-37; W H Copson 5-26
10 11 Jun 1938[10] Kent
Angel Ground, Tonbridge
Won Innings and 86 runs D Smith 122; A V Pope 5-68; G H Pope 7-57
11 15 Jun 1938[11] Hampshire
United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth
Lost 37 runs T S Worthington 121
12 18 Jun 1938[12] Gloucestershire
Ind Coope Ground, Burton-on-Trent
Drawn Hammond 110 and 123; D Smith 113; W H Copson 5-75; Sinfield 5-113; T B Mitchell 6-102
13 25 Jun 1938[13] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn T B Mitchell 6-15
14 29 Jun 1938[14] Australians
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost Innings and 234 runs Brown 265; Ward 5-45; Waite 5-40
15 2 Jul 1938[15] Kent
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Drawn T B Mitchell 5-56; Wright 6-32
16 6 Jul 1938[16] Essex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn AEG Rhodes 5-25
17 9 Jul 1938[17] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 163 runs G H Pope 6-37
18 13 Jul 1938[18] Worcestershire
Amblecote, Stourbridge
Drawn T B Mitchell 5-75
19 16 Jul 1938[19] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn H Smith 5-48
20 23 Jul 1938[20] Nottinghamshire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Won 9 wickets Harris 115; Voce 111; T S Worthington 103 and 110; T B Mitchell 6-111; W H Copson 7-59
21 30 Jul 1938[21] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Won Innings and 28 runs Dollery 113; A V Pope 103; W H Copson 6-36
22 3 Aug 1938[22] Somerset
Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare
Drawn Lee 162; T B Mitchell 6-137
23 6 Aug 1938[23] Yorkshire
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Lost 210 runs Smailes 5-39; T S Worthington 5-44
24 10 Aug 1938[24] Worcestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won A V Pope 5-47; W H Copson 6-38
25 13 Aug 1938[25] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Won 102 runs T S Worthington 108; Hardstaff 134; Voce 5-42; W H Copson 5-65
26 17 Aug 1938[26] Hampshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 10 wickets G H Pope 7-53; T B Mitchell 6-96
27 20 Aug 1938[27] Sussex
The Saffrons, Eastbourne
Drawn Langridge 114; A E Alderman 125; L F Townsend 167; A V Pope 6-48
28 24 Aug 1938[28] Essex
Vista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea
Lost 6 wickets T B Mitchell 7-51; T Smith 5-55
29 27 Aug 1938[29] Leicestershire
Bath Grounds, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Won Innings and 49 runs T S Worthington 106; H Smith 5-75; T B Mitchell 5-44 and 5-45

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
T S Worthington 24 37 1454 121 41.54 5
L F Townsend 27 42 1453 167* 40.36 2
A E Alderman 27 45 1251 150 30.51 2
D Smith 25 41 1173 122 29.32 3
G H Pope 26 39 903 85 29.12 0
AEG Rhodes 24 35 898 107* 28.96 1
A F Skinner 4 5 132 65 26.40 0
A V Pope 26 36 688 103 22.19 1
A F Townsend 10 15 225 68* 17.30 0
H Elliott 27 36 437 50* 14.56 0
RHR Buckston 25 31 268 60* 10.72 0
TD Hounsfield 2 3 32 18 10.66 0
T B Mitchell 27 35 243 23 8.67 0
W H Copson 23 27 68 12 3.40 0 [30]

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
T B Mitchell 4230 2525 130 7-45 19.42
W H Copson 4270 1880 101 7-59 18.61
G H Pope 4331 2005 91 7-53 22.03
A V Pope 4604 1849 78 6-48 23.70
L F Townsend 1229 522 20 7-57 26.10
AEG Rhodes 1034 540 18 5-25 30.00
T S Worthington 300 146 7 5-44 20.85
D Smith 52 32 1 1-17 32.00
A E Alderman 6 0 0
RHR Buckston 6 10 0 [31]

Wicket Keeper[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricket Archive - Gloucestershire v Derbyshire 7 May 1938
  2. ^ Cricket Archive - Lancashire v Derbyshire 11 May 1938
  3. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Surrey 14 May 1938
  4. ^ Cricket Archive - Surrey v Derbyshire 18 May 1938
  5. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Somerset 21 May 1938
  6. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Lancashire 25 May 1938
  7. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Sussex 28 May 1938
  8. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Warwickshire 4 Jun 1938
  9. ^ Cricket Archive - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire 8 Jun 1938
  10. ^ Cricket Archive - Kent v Derbyshire 11 Jun 1938
  11. ^ Cricket Archive - Hampshire v Derbyshire 15 Jun 1938
  12. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Gloucestershire 18 Jun 1938
  13. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Northamptonshire 25 Jun 1938
  14. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Australians 29 Jun 1938
  15. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Kent 2 Jul 1938
  16. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Essex 6 Jul 1938
  17. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Yorkshire 9 Jul 1938
  18. ^ Cricket Archive - Worcestershire v Derbyshire 13 Jul 1938
  19. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Leicestershire 16 Jul 1938
  20. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 23 Jul 1938
  21. ^ Cricket Archive - Warwickshire v Derbyshire 30 Jul 1938
  22. ^ Cricket Archive - Somerset v Derbyshire 3 Aug 1938
  23. ^ Cricket Archive - Yorkshire v Derbyshire 6 Aug 1938
  24. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Worcestershire 10 Aug 1938
  25. ^ Cricket Archive - Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 13 Aug 1938
  26. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Hampshire 17 Aug 1938
  27. ^ Cricket Archive - Sussex v Derbyshire 20 Aug 1938
  28. ^ Cricket Archive - Essex v Derbyshire 24 Aug 1938
  29. ^ Cricket Archive - Leicestershire v Derbyshire 27 Aug 1938
  30. ^ Batting and Fielding for Derbyshire
  31. ^ Bowling for Derbyshire

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