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Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1896 represents the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for twenty five years. It was their second season in the County Championship and they came seventh.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1896 Wikipedia
Derbyshire played 16 games in the County Championship, one match against MCC and one against the touring Australians. They won five matches in the County Championship and six matches altogether. Brewer's son Sydney Evershed was in his sixth season as captain. William Storer was top scorer, as well as keeping wicket and bowling to take 15 wickets. John Hulme took most wickets with 77 in the County Championship.
In a season marked by a number of high scores, with centuries both for and against Derbyshire Storer and George Davidson produced notable batting performances during the season. Davidson made 274 against Lancashire at Manchester which remains the Derbyshire individual batting record. In the same innings Chatterton and Storer also scored centuries. Against Yorkshire Storer hit centuries in each innings--a feat performed previously only by W. G. Grace, A. E. Stoddart and George Brann, giving him a season's batting average of over 57. Bagshaw added a third century against Yorkshire in the same match.
Of those who made their debuts in the season, Thomas Gould and Henry Curgenven also played in 1897. John Purdy and Charles Middleton played more seasons, but only occasionally. Walter Butterfield played only two matches in 1896 and Frank Bingham just one.
Additionally C Middleton and FM Bingham played in the non County Championship match against MCC. Middleton failed to score, but Bingham made seventeen runs in what was his only match for the club.