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Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1951

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Captain  Guy Willatt
Most runs  Charlie Elliott
County Championship  11
Most wickets  Cliff Gladwin

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1951 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for eighty years. It was their forty-seventh season in the County Championship and they won five matches and lost seven to finish eleventh in the County Championship.


1951 season

Guy Willatt was in his first full year as captain. He had been appointed in the previous year but because of injury was substituted by Pat Vaulkhard for 1950. His appointment ended a period of uncertainty since the end of the Second World War, when apart from Edward Gothard, no one was available to captain for more than one year.

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, and one match against the touring South Africans. They won five matches altogether, but a disproportionate number of matches were drawn. Charlie Elliott was top scorer and C Gladwin took most wickets with 123.

The club retained a virtually unchanged squad with only one newcomer - Edwin Smith who played on for 20 years.

County Championship batting averages

Additionally John Eggar appeared in the match against the South Africans.

Wicket Keepers

  • GO Dawkes Catches 51, Stumping 9
  • References

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1951 Wikipedia

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