| Samuel Richardson|
| Thomas Attenborough|
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1872 was the second cricket season which the English club Derbyshire played. They had been unable to arrange further first-class fixtures than the two against Lancashire and lost both.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1872 Wikipedia
Derbyshire CCC played two first-class matches in its second year, both against Lancashire CCC and lost both. Derbyshire also played a match against Prince's Club at their ground in Chelsea, which ended in a draw.
Samuel Richardson was captain in his second season. The season saw the arrival of three Wirksworth players Joseph Flint, George Frost and Richard Allsop. Frost and Allsop were both joiners. William Curgenven, a doctor, who had been party to the club's foundation also made his debut. George Cammell, Old Etonian of Brookfield Manor made his single appearance for Derbyshire in the match against Prince's Club. The season was the last in which Derbyshire's star bowler Dove Gregory played before his death the following February.
In the first match Lancashire set up a score of 201, and Derbyshire managed 75 in their first innings and 51 in the follow-on. In the match against Queen's Club, Queens opened with 85 and Derbyshire responded with 173. Queens were on 54 for 9 needing 34 to avoid an innings defeat when the two-day match ended in a draw. In this match, Derbyshire player John Burnham played for Prince's Club. In the second Lancashire match Lancashire set up a score of 137 and Derbyshire responded with 42 and 69 in the follow-on. Lancashire's William McIntyre took 22 Derbyshire wickets in the two matches. Thomas Attenborough scored most first class runs for Derbyshire, and Dove Gregory took most wickets. Richard Allsop took most catches.S Richardson catches 1, stumping 0