Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1946

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1946 season
CaptainGilbert Hodgkinson
County Championship15
Most runsDenis Smith
Most wicketsCliff Gladwin

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1946 represents the first cricket season after a six-year break from first class cricket during World War II. The English club Derbyshire had been playing for seventy five years. It was their forty-second season in the County Championship and they won five matches and lost thirteen to finish fifteenth (two from bottom) in the County Championship.

1946 season[edit]

On the resumption of county cricket after the second world war in 1946 the main problem affecting Derbyshire was that of finding a regular captain. The convention was that the captain be an amateur and usually no one was available for more than one year.[1] Gilbert Hodgkinson filled the role in 1946 and they made a poor re-entry to the County Championship .

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1947 edition), in its review of the 1946 season, remarked that "the weather in 1946 might have been dreadful, but it didn't stop the crowds flocking to games".[2]

Derbyshire began their season with a tour of Ireland. They played 26 games in the County Championship, and one match against the touring Indians. They won five matches altogether, and these wins came in a bright patch in the middle of the season. Denis Smith was top scorer and Cliff Gladwin took most wickets with 102. Pat Vaulkhard and Denis Smith's 4th wicket partnership of 328 against Nottinghamshire remains a record for the county.

The club retained a nucleus of pre-war players, and Pat Vaulkhard, a future captain, had previously played for Nottinghamshire. Alan Revill, Eric Marsh, John Eggar and Roy Genders all began their first-class career during the season, although some had already played for the club in miscellaneous matches during the war. England footballer Raich Carter turned out for Derbyshire at cricket. However newcomers Walter Fullwood and Jack Pearson did not play beyond the end of the season, and John Tomlinson only played one match for the club in 1946.

Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 15 May 1946[3] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 7 wickets T S Worthington 147; Berry 121; Watson 108; Walsh 5-45
2 18 May 1946[4] Essex
Valentine's Park, Ilford
Lost 8 wickets Pearce 124; CS Elliott 120; T Smith 5-34
3 25 May 1946[5] Kent
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn W H Copson 5-26
4 29 May 1946[6] Hampshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 7 wickets Dean 7-51
5 01 Jun 1946[7] Middlesex
Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Drawn
6 08 Jun 1946[8] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn C Gladwin 7-41
7 12 Jun 1946[9] Worcestershire
Amblecote, Stourbridge
Lost Innings and 2 runs P Jackson 5-29 and 5-57
8 15 Jun 1946[10] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Northampton
Drawn C Gladwin 5-45
9 19 Jun 1946[11] Surrey
Kennington Oval
Drawn Watts 6-31
10 22 Jun 1946[12] Lancashire
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Lost Innings and 110 runs C Gladwin 6-62; Garlick 6-27
11 29 Jun 1946[13] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 4 wickets W Bowes 5-56; T R Armstrong 5-32
12 03 Jul 1946[14] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Won 2 wickets D Smith 140; L Fishlock 151; Bedser 5-65
13 06 Jul 1946[15] Leicestershire
Bath Grounds, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Lost 162 runs V Jackson 5-43
14 10 Jul 1946[16] Indian cricket team in England in 1946
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 118 runs Nawab of Pataudi 113; AEG Rhodes 5-135
15 13 Jul 1946[17] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Lost 9 wickets Pollard 5-78; C Gladwin 7-108
16 20 Jul 1946[18] Sussex
Abbeydale Park, Sheffield
Won 2 wickets C Gladwin 5-50; W H Copson 6-49
17 24 Jul 1946[19] Hampshire
At County Ground, Southampton
Won 6 wickets Hill 100; A E Alderman 101; C Gladwin 6-39
18 27 Jul 1946[20] Nottinghamshire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Drawn Harris 122; Voce 114 and 5-92;
19 31 Jul 1946[21] Glamorgan
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won Innings and 21 runs W H Copson 5-29; AEG Rhodes 5-35
20 03 Aug 1946[22] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Won 5 wickets Dollery 113; A F Townsend 105; Hollies 6-94; AEG Rhodes 5-86
21 07 Aug 1946[23] Glamorgan
Cardiff Arms Park
Lost Innings and 115 runs Robinson 117; AEG Rhodes 7-109; Judge 7-23
22 10 Aug 1946[24] Worcestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Abandoned
23 14 Aug 1946[25] Northamptonshire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 7 wickets W H Copson 5-68
24 17 Aug 1946[26] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Drawn P Vaulkhard 264; D Smith 146; C Gladwin 5-58
25 21 Aug 1946[27] Kent
Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover
Lost 8 wickets Wright 6-39
26 24 Aug 1946[28] Gloucestershire
County Ground, Derby
Lost 81 runs S Cook 6-54
27 28 Aug 1946[29] Somerset
Agricultural Showgrounds, Frome
Drawn Hazell 6-51; W H Copson 5-37

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
D Smith 24 42 1391 146 35.66 2
A F Townsend 24 42 1137 105 27.73 1
CS Elliott 24 44 846 120 20.63 1
P Vaulkhard 13 20 634 264 31.70 1
T S Worthington 16 27 539 147* 20.73 1
AC Revill 22 38 534 61 16.18 0
AEG Rhodes 25 39 508 63 13.72 0
A E Alderman 14 24 503 101 22.86 1
C Gladwin 25 42 488 61* 15.25 0
GF Hodgkinson 14 23 351 41 15.26 0
FE Marsh 15 25 229 24 13.47 0
W H Copson 24 33 98 18* 4.26 0
JD Eggar 3 5 171 86 34.20 0
H Pope 8 12 67 24* 6.70 0
WR Genders 3 6 62 24 12.40 0
W Fullwood 6 10 41 13 4.55 0
T R Armstrong 5 9 37 10* 9.25 0
LI Pearson 2 4 24 18 6.00 0
HS Carter 3 4 8 7 2.00 0
DB Carr 4 5 6 5 1.20 0
JDW Tomlinson 1 1 2 2 2.00 0[30]

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
C Gladwin 4695 1812 102 7-41 17.76
W H Copson 4614 1836 91 6-49 20.17
AEG Rhodes 4068 2010 69 7-109 29.13
T R Armstrong 1122 493 28 5-32 17.60
FE Marsh 1085 591 16 3-31 36.93
DB Carr 424 181 9 3-43 20.11
H Pope 837 420 9 2-86 46.66
CS Elliott 492 278 6 2-25 46.33
AC Revill 321 131 3 3-13 43.66
T S Worthington 660 279 3 2-24 93.00
HS Carter 90 46 2 2-39 23.00
JD Eggar 186 86 0
WR Genders 18 22 0[31]

Wicket Keepers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.T. Taylor History of Derbyshire cricket Wisden 1953
  2. ^ Wisden 1947. Retrieved on 29 September 2009.
  3. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Leicestershire 15 May 1946
  4. ^ Cricket Archive Essex v Derbyshire18 May 1946
  5. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Kent 25 May 1946
  6. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Hampshire 29 May 1946
  7. ^ Cricket Archive Middlesex v Derbyshire 01 Jun 1946
  8. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Warwickshire 08 Jun 1946
  9. ^ Cricket Archive Worcestershire v Derbyshire 12 Jun 1946
  10. ^ Cricket ArchiveNorthamptonshire v Derbyshire 15 Jun 1946
  11. ^ Cricket Archive Surrey v Derbyshire 19 Jun 1946
  12. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Lancashire 22 Jun 1946
  13. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Yorkshire 29 Jun 1946
  14. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Surrey 03 Jul 1946
  15. ^ Cricket ArchiveLeicestershire v Derbyshire 06 Jul 1946
  16. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Indians 10 Jul 1946
  17. ^ Cricket Archive Lancashire v Derbyshire 13 Jul 1946
  18. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Sussex 20 Jul 1946
  19. ^ Cricket Archive Hampshire v Derbyshire 24 Jul 1946
  20. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 27 Jul 1946
  21. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Glamorgan 31 Jul 1946
  22. ^ Cricket Archive Warwickshire v Derbyshire 03 Aug 1946
  23. ^ Cricket Archive Glamorgan v Derbyshire 07 Aug 1946
  24. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Worcestershire 10 Aug 1946
  25. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Northamptonshire 14 Aug 1946
  26. ^ Cricket Archive Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 17 Aug 1946
  27. ^ Cricket Archive Kent v Derbyshire 21 Aug 1946
  28. ^ Cricket Archive Derbyshire v Gloucestershire 24 Aug 1946
  29. ^ Cricket Archive Somerset v Derbyshire 28 Aug 1946
  30. ^ Batting and Fielding for Derbyshire County Championship 1946
  31. ^ Bowling for Derbyshire County Championship 1946