Derbyshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1939
VenueQueen's Park, Chesterfield on 21st, 22nd, 23rd June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDerbyshire won by 9 wickets
PointsDerbyshire 12; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresJ Hardstaff, CWL Parker
Close of play day 1Derbyshire (1) 94/5 (Alderman 16*, Rhodes 0*)
Close of play day 2Derbyshire (2) 51/1 (Worthington 15*, Alderman 24*; 14 overs)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berrynot out58      
GS Watsonb AV Pope6      
NF Armstrongb GH Pope15      
FT Prenticelbw b Copson3      
M Tompkinlbw b Copson0      
+GO Dawkesb Copson3      
*MS Packelbw b GH Pope15      
GF Knewc and b GH Pope0      
G Lesterst Elliott b Mitchell6      
HA Smithb GH Pope0      
J Sperryc Townsend b Mitchell16      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 38 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-39, 3-55, 4-57, 5-61, 6-81, 7-81, 8-104, 9-105, 10-126 (38 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson10   1283--
AV Pope13   0451--
GH Pope8   4144--
Rhodes3   0130--
Townsend1   100--
Mitchell3   0222--

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithc Smith b Prentice43      
*RHR Buckstonb Smith4      
TS Worthingtonc Watson b Sperry20      
AE Aldermanlbw b Smith37      
LF Townsendb Smith1      
GH Popelbw b Prentice4      
AEG Rhodesc and b Prentice2      
AV Popeb Smith65      
+H Elliottlbw b Smith6      
TB Mitchellnot out5      
WH Copsonb Sperry1      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-62, 3-80, 4-85, 5-94, 6-98, 7-140, 8-187, 9-192, 10-197 (53.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith17   3645--
Prentice18   3643--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berrylbw b Copson4      
GS Watsonc Alderman b GH Pope13      
NF Armstronglbw b GH Pope15      
FT Prenticec GH Pope b Townsend1      
M Tompkinlbw b GH Pope1      
+GO Dawkesb Townsend30      
*MS Packenot out48      
GF Knewlbw b Mitchell1      
G Lesterc Worthington b Townsend2      
HA Smithc and b Townsend0      
J Sperryc Alderman b Townsend2      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 33.4 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-32, 3-33, 4-35, 5-36, 6-78, 7-88, 8-96, 9-104, 10-124 (33.4 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson8   0241--
AV Pope4   0120--
GH Pope8   1193--
Mitchell3   0171--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithb Smith13      
AE Aldermannot out27      
TS Worthingtonnot out13      
*RHR Buckstondid not bat      
LF Townsenddid not bat      
GH Popedid not bat      
AEG Rhodesdid not bat      
AV Popedid not bat      
+H Elliottdid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
WH Copsondid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(1 wicket, 14.1 overs)54
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Smith)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prentice7   1280--

--> GF Knew made his debut in County Championship matches
--> J Sperry (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> J Sperry (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> AV Pope (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> WH Copson (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> AE Alderman (2) passed 10000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> J Sperry reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Derbyshire first innings





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