| Samuel Hill Wood|
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1900 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for twenty-nine years. It was their sixth season in the County Championship and they won three matches to finish thirteenth in the Championship table.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1900 Wikipedia
Derbyshire played eighteen games in the County Championship in 1900, two matches against London County and one match against MCC. They also played a match against the touring West Indies.
They only won two matches in the County Championship but a higher number of draws brought them up to 13 in the table. The captain for the year was Samuel Hill Wood in his second season as captain.
William Storer was top scorer, passing Bagshaw's Championship lead by a century against MCC. John Hulme took most wickets overall although Bestwick had more in the Championship. One high-scoring match was against Essex when Levi Wright and William Storer reached 170 and two Essex players scored centuries. Play did not start until three o'clock on the third day. Derbyshire had to play a second innings but declared when Young was out second ball. There was still insufficient time to avoid a draw.
Derbyshire played a non-status match against the touring West Indies which ended in a draw. The West Indies opening batsman Charles Ollivierre decided to stay in England and joined Derbyshire in a later season once the residence requirements were met.
The most significant addition to the Derbyshire squad in the season was Samuel Cadman a valuable all-rounder and eventually coach. Albert Lawton also made his debut and went on to play for the club for many seasons. Other players who made their debut but played only in 1900 were John O'Connor one of the top bowlers for the season, William Foulke better known as an outsize footballer, Hubert Pink and Walter Stubbings. Frank Barrs also played one match in the following season..
(a) Figures adjusted for non CC matches
Irvine Dearnaley who played for Derbyshire five years later and George Slater who never appeared in another match were members of the team against the West Indies.William Storer Catches 19, Stumping 4
Joe Humphries Catches 13, Stumping 4