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Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1963

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Captain  Charles Lee
Gillette Cup  Quarter final
Most wickets  Hrold Rhodes
County Championship  17
Most runs  Charles Lee
Most catches  Bob Taylor

Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1963 was the cricket season when the English club Derbyshire had been playing for ninety-two years. It was their fifty-ninth season in the County Championship and they won two championship matches and lost fourteen to finish seventeenth in the County Championship. It was the first season in which the Gillette Cup was played, and Derbyshire reached the quarter finals.


1963 season

Derbyshire played 28 games in the County Championship, one match against the Pakistani Eaglets, one against the touring West Indies and one match against Cambridge University. They won three first class matches, lost fifteen matches and drew thirteen matches. They won their first round match in the Gillette Cup, but lost in the Quarter Final. Charles Lee was captain and scored most runs. Harold Rhodes took most wickets for the club.

There were several new players in the Derbyshire team. Brian Jackson made a large contribution with his bowling over six seasons. John Harvey played for another ten years and John Eyre for five. Roger de Ville appeared twice in the season and once in the following season.

Wicket Keeping

  • Bob Taylor
  • References

    Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1963 Wikipedia

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