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Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1961

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Captain  Donald Carr
Most runs  Laurie Johnson
County Championship  7
Most wickets  Harold Rhodes

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1961 represents cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for ninety years. It was their fifty-seventh season in the County Championship and they won ten matches to finish seventh in the County Championship.


1961 season

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, and one match against Oxford University, one against the touring Australians and an extra match against Nottinghamshire. They won ten matches altogether Donald Carr was in his seventh season as captain. Laurie Johnson was top scorer and Harold Rhodes took most wickets with 101.

The only new member of the team was Bob Taylor, a future captain and international, who had played in the second XI in the previous year. He was brought in to keep wicket after George Dawkes suffered from knee problems.

Wicket Keepers

  • GO Dawkes Catches 33, Stumping 1 (not in championship)
  • Bob Taylor Catches 47, Stumping 6
  • References

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1961 Wikipedia

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