Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1939

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1939 season
Captain Robin Buckston
County Championship 9
Most runs Denis Smith
Most wickets Bill Copson
Most catches Harry Elliott

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1939 was the last cricket season before World War II, when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for sixty-eight years. It was their forty first season in the County Championship and they won ten matches in the Championship, to finish ninth.

1939 season[edit]

Derbyshire played 28 matches in the County Championship, one against Oxford University and one against the touring West Indians. They won eleven matches altogether, ten in the County Championship. Robin Buckston was in his third season as captain. Denis Smith scored most runs and Bill Copson took most wickets.

Nearly all the players had been members of the 1936 championship winning team and the only player to make his debut was Cliff Gladwin whose low scores and failure to take a wicket gave little inkling that he would turn out to be Derbyshire's main wicket-taker in the years after World War II.

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 10 May 1939 [1] Oxford University
The University Parks, Oxford
Won 163 runs W H Copson 5-12 and 5-9; Pether 5-7; A V Pope 5-30
2 13 May 1939 [2] Surrey
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn Gregory 5-46; W H Copson 5-47
3 20 May 1939 [3] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Derby
Won 10 wickets
4 27 May 1939 [4] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Lost 71 runs Dollery 177; W H Copson 5-47; Hollies 6-48 and 5-79; T B Mitchell 5-112
5 31 May 1939 [5] Kent
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Won 5 wickets W H Copson 5-39;
6 03 Jun 1939 [6] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Lost Innings and 105 runs Paynter 222; Phillipson 5-38
7 07 Jun 1939 [7] Worcestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 315 runs D Smith 123; A V Pope6-47
8 10 Jun 1939 [8] West Indies
County Ground, Derby
Drawn W H Copson 6-73
9 14 Jun 1939 [9] Surrey
Woodbridge Road, Guildford
Won Innings and 43 runs Parker 6-34; A V Pope 6-44; G H Pope 5-46
10 17 Jun 1939 [10] Lancashire
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Drawn T S Worthington 101
11 21 Jun 1939 [11] Leicestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 9 wickets H Smith 5-64; L F Townsend 5-45
12 24 Jun 1939 [12] Yorkshire
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Lost 276 runs Barber 100; G H Pope 6-44; Smurthwaite 5-7; Smailes 10-47
13 28 Jun 1939 [13] Sussex
County Ground, Derby
Lost 13 runs T S Worthington 119; W H Copson 6-64; Duffield 5-38; Langridge 3-5
Langridge scored a hat-trick
14 01 Jul 1939 [14] Essex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 10 wickets W H Copson 6-57; Stephenson 6-41
15 08 Jul 1939 [15] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Drawn T B Mitchell 5-70
16 12 Jul 1939 [16] Middlesex
County Ground, Derby
Won 6 wickets W H Copson 7-39
17 15 Jul 1939 [17] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn
18 19 Jul 1939 [18] Worcestershire
Tipton Road, Dudley
Drawn D Smith 132
19 22 Jul 1939 [19] Somerset
County Ground, Derby
Drawn Buse 5-76; G H Pope 5-59; T B Mitchell 5-66; Andrews 5-45
20 26 Jul 1939 [20] Middlesex
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Lost Innings and 24 runs Denis Compton 214; Sims 8-32 and 5-128
21 29 Jul 1939 [21] Kent
Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend
Lost 171 runs Ames 159; Todd 106; Harding 5-56
22 02 Aug 1939 [22] Gloucestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn Scott 7-63; T B Mitchell 6-71
23 05 Aug 1939 [23] Warwickshire
Ind Coope Ground, Burton-on-Trent
Drawn Grove 5-78
24 09 Aug 1939 [24] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Northampton
Drawn Brookes 101; G H Pope 6-38
25 12 Aug 1939 [25] Essex
Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea
Lost Innings and 31 runs Nichols 6-18 and 5-26; Farnes 5-52
26 16 Aug 1939 [26] Gloucestershire
College Ground, Cheltenham
Won 1 run W H Copson 5-45;A V Pope 5-25; Lambert 6-69; T B Mitchell 5-75
27 19 Aug 1939 [27] Nottinghamshire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Won 147 runs G H Pope 121
28 23 Aug 1939 [28] Sussex
The Saffrons, Eastbourne
Lost Innings and 39 runs T B Mitchell 8-149 Nye 5-49
29 26 Aug 1939 [29] Somerset
County Ground, Taunton
Won 7 wickets A F Townsend 142; Buse 8-41
30 30 Aug 1939 [30] Leicestershire
Aylestone Road, Leicester
Drawn Sperry 7-48; W H Copson 6-39

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

[31]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
G H Pope 28 46 1397 121 34.07 1
D Smith 28 51 1468 132 31.91 2
T S Worthington 24 40 1036 119 28.77 2
A E Alderman 28 48 1138 91 25.86 0
A V Pope 28 41 768 65 21.94
A F Townsend 11 21 400 142* 21.05 1
L F Townsend 22 33 647 92 20.87 0
AEG Rhodes 26 39 468 72 12.64 0
TD Hounsfield 13 19 179 36 11.18 0
RHR Buckston 17 27 236 33 10.26 0
T R Armstrong 2 10 8* 10.00 0
H Elliott 25 36 244 25 9.76 0
W H Copson 26 34 206 26 7.92 0
C Gladwin 4 7 53 16 7.57 0
T B Mitchell 26 35 172 27 6.14 0

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
W H Copson 4404 1856 109 7-39 17.02
A V Pope 4301 1734 86 6-44 20.16
T B Mitchell 2744 1728 80 8-149 21.60
G H Pope 3332 1474 78 6-38 18.89
AEG Rhodes 976 477 25 3-14 19.08
L F Townsend 580 245 8 5-45 30.62
D Smith 24 10 1 1-10 10.00
T R Armstrong 88 54 0
C Gladwin 144 78 0 [32]

Wicket Keeper[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricket Archive - Oxford University v Derbyshire 10 May 1939
  2. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Surrey 13 May 1939
  3. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Northamptonshire 20 May 1939
  4. ^ Cricket Archive - Warwickshire v Derbyshire 27 May 1939
  5. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Kent 31 May 1939
  6. ^ Cricket Archive - Lancashire v Derbyshire 03 Jun 1939
  7. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Worcestershire 07 Jun 1939
  8. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v West Indians 10 Jun 1939
  9. ^ Cricket Archive - Surrey v Derbyshire 14 Jun 1939
  10. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Lancashire 17 Jun 1939
  11. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Leicestershire 21 Jun 1939
  12. ^ Cricket Archive - Yorkshire v Derbyshire 24 Jun 1939
  13. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Sussex 28 Jun 1939
  14. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Essex 01 Jul 1939
  15. ^ Cricket Archive - Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 08 Jul 1939
  16. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Middlesex 12 Jul 1939
  17. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Yorkshire 15 Jul 1939
  18. ^ Cricket Archive - Worcestershire v Derbyshire 19 Jul 1939
  19. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Somerset 22 Jul 1939
  20. ^ Cricket Archive - Middlesex v Derbyshire 26 Jul 1939
  21. ^ Cricket Archive - Kent v Derbyshire 29 Jul 1939
  22. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Gloucestershire 02 Aug 1939
  23. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Warwickshire 05 Aug 1939
  24. ^ Cricket Archive - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire 09 Aug 1939
  25. ^ Cricket Archive - Essex v Derbyshire 12 Aug 1939
  26. ^ Cricket Archive - Gloucestershire v Derbyshire 16 Aug 1939
  27. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 19 Aug 1939
  28. ^ Cricket Archive - Sussex v Derbyshire 23 Aug 1939
  29. ^ Cricket Archive - Somerset v Derbyshire 26 Aug 1939
  30. ^ Cricket Archive - Leicestershire v Derbyshire 30 Aug 1939
  31. ^ Batting and Fielding for Derbyshire County Championship 1939
  32. ^ Bowling for Derbyshire County Championship 1939

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