Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1954

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons
1954 season
Captain Guy Willatt
County Championship 3
Most runs Arnold Hamer
Most wickets Cliff Gladwin
Most catches George Dawkes

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1954 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for eighty-four years. It was their fiftieth season in the County Championship and they won eleven matches in the County Championship to finish in third place.

1954 season[edit]

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, one match against Scotland, and one against the touring Pakistanis. In a successful season, they won twelve first class matches altogether. Guy Willatt was in his fourth season as captain. Arnold Hamer was top scorer and Cliff Gladwin took most wickets.

Two players made their debut in the season. Gerald Wyatt played one game and then appeared intermittently over the next few years. Charles Lee went on to score over 12,000 runs and became captain ten years later.


Matches[edit]

List of matches
No. Date V Result Margin Notes
1 8 May 1954 [1] Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won 7 wickets Tompkin 112; Spencer 6-64; HL Jackson 6-43
2 12 May 1954 [2] Kent
Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend
Won 81 runs Wright 7/62; GL Willatt 103; Evans 109; E Smith 6-60; C Gladwin 5-22
3 15 May 1954 [3] Essex
Chalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea
Won 5 wickets Horsfall 117; A Hamer 104; C Gladwin 5-79
4 19 May 1954 [4] Hampshire
County Ground, Southampton
Lost 4 wickets Dare 5-49; E Smith 5-44
5 22 May 1954 [5] Essex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 6 wickets C Gladwin 8-50
6 29 May 1954 [6] Lancashire
Old Trafford, Manchester
Drawn Hilton 7-51
7 2 Jun 1954 [7] Scotland
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Won 5 wickets Cosh 99; Youngson 6-84;
8 5 Jun 1954 [8] Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby
Drawn Bannister 5-99
9 12 Jun 1954 [9] Yorkshire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn Lester 121; Appleyard 6-71; E Smith 5-37
10 16 Jun 1954 [10] Surrey
County Ground, Derby
Lost 10 wickets C Gladwin 6-75; Bedser 5-22
11 19 Jun 1954 [11] Glamorgan
Cardiff Arms Park
Won 5 runs Hedges 103; Jones 104; Shepherd 5-45; HL Jackson 6-24; C Gladwin 8-114
12 26 Jun 1954 [12] Lancashire
Park Road Ground, Buxton
Won 169 runs HL Jackson 6-33
13 30 Jun 1954 [13] Kent
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Won 7 wickets HL Jackson 6-40
14 3 Jul 1954 [14] Sussex
Cricket Field Road Ground, Horsham
Won 76 runs James 5-31; HL Jackson 5-30
15 7 Jul 1954 [15] Pakistan
County Ground, Derby
Drawn AC Revill 101; Ahmed 5-53; DC Morgan 5-57
16 10 Jul 1954 [16] Somerset
Johnson Park, Yeovil
Won 10 wickets Tremlett 5-31; HL Jackson 5-17
17 14 Jul 1954 [17] Hampshire
Ind Coope Ground, Burton-on-Trent
Drawn Harrison 114; JM Kelly 116; GO Dawkes 143; HL Jackson 7-64; Cannings 7-132
18 17 Jul 1954 [18] Worcestershire
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
Lost 4 wickets
19 21 Jul 1954 [19] Sussex
County Ground, Derby
Drawn A Hamer 118; GL Willatt 101
20 24 Jul 1954 [20] Nottinghamshire
Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston
Drawn C Gladwin 6-114
21 28 Jul 1954 [21] Yorkshire
Headingley, Leeds
Won 6 wickets A Hamer 147; Trueman 6-109; DC Morgan 5-23 and 5-55
22 31 Jul 1954 [22] Warwickshire
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Drawn HL Jackson 5-28
23 4 Aug 1954 [23] Gloucestershire
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 60 runs Graveney 222; McHugh 5-82; E Smith 5-42
24 7 Aug 1954 [24] Northamptonshire
Wellingborough School Ground
Drawn
25 11 Aug 1954 [25] Gloucestershire
College Ground, Cheltenham
Won Innings and 52 runs C Gladwin 5-24
26 14 Aug 1954 [26] Worcestershire
County Ground, Derby
Won 9 wickets Flavell 5-53
27 18 Aug 1954 [27] Middlesex
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Drawn
28 21 Aug 1954 [28] Nottinghamshire
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Drawn
29 25 Aug 1954 [29] Leicestershire
Grace Road, Leicester
Drawn Walsh 5-65
30 28 Aug 1954 [30] Glamorgan
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Lost 10 wickets Wooller 5-45; Watkins 7-28

Statistics[edit]

County Championship batting averages[edit]

Name Matches Inns Runs High score Average 100s
A Hamer 28 46 1445 147* 34.40 3
GL Willatt 28 43 1115 103 27.87 2
C Lee 3 5 108 61 27.00 0
JM Kelly 28 46 1086 116 24.68 1
AEG Rhodes 3 3 72 46 24.00 0
AC Revill 28 43 971 90 22.58 0
DB Carr 28 44 832 86 22.48 0
GO Dawkes 28 41 788 143 21.88 1
DC Morgan 25 34 630 75 20.32 0
C Gladwin 28 35 368 40 16.00 0
JD Eggar 2 2 25 21 12.50 0
A Eato 5 7 55 23* 11.00 0
DJ Green 6 8 66 25 9.42 0
R Sale 2 3 27 16 9.00 0
HL Jackson 28 29 151 26* 7.94 0
E Smith 28 31 155 22 7.75 0
G Wyatt 1 2 6 3* 6.00 0
R Carter 9 12 49 12 4.90 0 [31]

County Championship bowling averages[edit]

Name Balls Runs Wickets BB Average
C Gladwin 6318 2175 131 8-50 16.60
HL Jackson 5448 1786 120 7-64 14.88
E Smith 3277 1294 64 6-60 20.21
DC Morgan 3250 1191 56 5-23 21.26
A Eato 474 158 12 4-18 13.16
A Hamer 400 211 10 3-27 21.10
R Carter 552 282 9 2-27 31.33
DB Carr 445 239 3 1-17 79.66
GL Willatt 37 36 1 1-2 36.00
AC Revill 114 56 0
JM Kelly 60 36 0
DJ Green 12 1 0
JD Eggar 12 4 0 [32]

Wicket Keepers[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Leicestershire 8 May 1954
  2. ^ Cricket Archive - Kent v Derbyshire 12 May 1954
  3. ^ Cricket Archive - Essex v Derbyshire 15 May 1954
  4. ^ Cricket Archive - Hampshire v Derbyshire 19 May 1954
  5. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Essex 22 May 1954
  6. ^ Cricket Archive - Lancashire v Derbyshire 29 May 1954
  7. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Scotland 2 Jun 1954
  8. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Warwickshire 5 Jun 1954
  9. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Yorkshire 12 Jun 1954
  10. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Surrey 16 Jun 1954
  11. ^ Cricket Archive - Glamorgan v Derbyshire 19 Jun 1954
  12. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Lancashire 26 Jun 1954
  13. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Kent 30 Jun 1954
  14. ^ Cricket Archive - Sussex v Derbyshire 3 Jul 1954
  15. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Pakistan 7 Jul 1954
  16. ^ Cricket Archive - Somerset v Derbyshire 10 Jul 1954
  17. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Hampshire 14 Jul 1954
  18. ^ Cricket Archive - Worcestershire v Derbyshire 17 Jul 1954
  19. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Sussex 21 Jul 1954
  20. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 24 Jul 1954
  21. ^ Cricket Archive - Yorkshire v Derbyshire 28 Jul 1954
  22. ^ Cricket Archive - Warwickshire v Derbyshire 31 Jul 1954
  23. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Gloucestershire 4 Aug 1954
  24. ^ Cricket Archive - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire 7 Aug 1954
  25. ^ Cricket Archive - Gloucestershire v Derbyshire 11 Aug 1954
  26. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Worcestershire 14 Aug 1954
  27. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Middlesex 18 Aug 1954
  28. ^ Cricket Archive - Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 21 Aug 1954
  29. ^ Cricket Archive - Leicestershire v Derbyshire 25 Aug 1954
  30. ^ Cricket Archive - Derbyshire v Glamorgan 28 Aug 1954
  31. ^ Batting and Fielding for Derbyshire County Championship 1954
  32. ^ Bowling for Derbyshire County Championship 1954