Derbyshire v New Zealanders
New Zealand in British Isles 1931
VenueCounty Ground, Derby on 13th, 15th, 16th June 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresA Dolphin, EF Field
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 89/3 (Weir 15*, Lowry 2*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (2) 91/2 (Alderman 42*, Townsend 39*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Storerb Matheson9      
D Smithlbw b Cromb26      
AE Aldermanc James b Blunt28      
LF Townsendc Dempster b Matheson40      
NM Fordb Merritt5      
TS Worthingtonnot out60      
NAM Walkerc Matheson b Merritt2      
AG Slaterc Cromb b Weir23      
*AW Richardsonrun out5      
+H Elliottb Vivian8      
TB Mitchellc Blunt b Vivian6      
Extras(13 b, 5 lb)18
Total(all out, 95.4 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-51, 3-111, 4-117, 5-117, 6-124, 7-164, 8-190, 9-220, 10-230 (95.4 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Matheson19   3492--
Cromb18   5341--
Merritt22   4672--
Blunt15   4291--
Weir20   8291--

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Dempsterc Elliott b Slater14      
JE Millslbw b Mitchell6      
RC Bluntc and b Mitchell50      
GL Weirb Slater22      
*TC Lowryc Alderman b Walker39      
JL Kerrlbw b Mitchell25      
HG Vivianst Elliott b Mitchell12      
IB Cromblbw b Mitchell10      
+KC Jamesrun out49      
WE Merrittc Alderman b Worthington47      
AM Mathesonnot out1      
Extras(12 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)21
Total(all out, 138.4 overs)296
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-35, 3-86, 4-120, 5-137, 6-170, 7-195, 8-202, 9-290, 10-296 (138.4 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Slater27   8522--
Mitchell48   19975--
Townsend11   3190--
Walker15   8121--
Storer7   0230--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Storerrun out5      
D Smithb Matheson1      
AE Aldermannot out42      
LF Townsendnot out39      
NM Forddid not bat      
TS Worthingtondid not bat      
NAM Walkerdid not bat      
AG Slaterdid not bat      
*AW Richardsondid not bat      
+H Elliottdid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)4
Total(2 wickets, 35 overs)91
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-12
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Matheson4   0121--
Cromb10   2210--
Merritt4   160--
Blunt4   2110--
Weir7   2170--
Vivian6   2200--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> NAM Walker made his debut for Derbyshire in first-class matches
--> NAM Walker made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> IB Cromb reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire first innings





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