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Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1931

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Captain  A W Richardson
Most runs  Denis Smith
Most catches  Harry Elliott
County Championship  7
Most wickets  Archibald Slater

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1931 represents the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for sixty years. It was their thirty-third season in the County Championship and they won seven matches to finish seventh.


1931 season

Derbyshire were fortunate in persuading A. W. Richardson to become captain in 1931. Building on the efforts of Guy Jackson and with the help of the coach, Sam Cadman, Richardson set about building the team that became a match-winning combination and took the championship in 1936.

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, and one match against the touring New Zealanders. Denis Smith was top scorer with two centuries. Veteran Archibald Slater, in his last season, took 106 wickets closely followed by Thomas Mitchell on 105.

The only new arrival in the Derbyshire side in 1931 was Alan Skinner who was to see many years service with the club.

Wicket Keeper

H Elliott Catches 43 Stumping 28


Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1931 Wikipedia

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