Leicestershire v Derbyshire
County Championship 1939
VenueAylestone Road, Leicester on 30th, 31st August, 1st September 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 0; Derbyshire 4
UmpiresA Dolphin, CN Woolley
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 119/3 (Watson 57*, Prentice 7*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 51/1 (Lester 24*, Armstrong 5*; 22 overs)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithc Armstrong b Sperry0     
AF Townsendb Walsh32     
+AE Aldermanc Packe b Sperry91     
TS Worthingtonb Walsh0     
GH Popec Armstrong b Sperry48     
AEG Rhodesc Packe b Sperry12     
AV Popec Walsh b Sperry0     
C Gladwinc Dawkes b Sperry14     
*RHR Buckstonnot out3     
TB Mitchellc Armstrong b Sperry4     
WH Copsonc Packe b Walsh2     
Extras(18 b, 2 lb)20
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-75, 3-77, 4-165, 5-191, 6-191, 7-216, 8-217, 9-221, 10-226 (57.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry15   3487--
Drake10   1330--
Lester8   0270--
Armstrong1   070--
Prentice4   0120--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Smith b AV Pope36     
G Lesterc Worthington b AV Pope0     
NF Armstrongc Gladwin b Copson3     
GS Watsonc Buckston b Copson62     
FT Prenticec and b AV Pope10     
CS Dempsterc Smith b Copson5     
*MS Packec GH Pope b Copson20     
+GO Dawkeslbw b Copson1     
JE Walshc GH Pope b AV Pope0     
CH Drakenot out5     
J Sperryb Copson10     
Extras(17 b, 3 lb, 2 w)22
Total(all out, 43.6 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-7, 3-70, 4-124, 5-128, 6-140, 7-148, 8-151, 9-159, 10-174 (43.6 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Pope19   1724--
Mitchell3   0130--
GH Pope3   210--
Gladwin4   0270--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithc Sperry b Drake81     
AF Townsendc Walsh b Sperry10     
+AE Aldermanc Walsh b Lester61     
TS Worthingtonb Walsh0     
GH Popec Dawkes b Sperry34     
AEG Rhodesb Prentice6     
AV Popec Packe b Sperry6     
C Gladwinrun out13     
*RHR Buckstonc Armstrong b Prentice0     
TB Mitchellst Dawkes b Sperry1     
WH Copsonnot out8     
Extras(14 b)14
Total(all out, 51 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-137, 3-137, 4-179, 5-190, 6-205, 7-222, 8-225, 9-225, 10-234 (51 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry17   1724--
Drake10   0391--
Walsh12   1651--
Lester4   0181--
Prentice8   0262--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Worthington b Rhodes20     
G Lesternot out24     
NF Armstrongnot out5     
GS Watsondid not bat      
FT Prenticedid not bat      
CS Dempsterdid not bat      
*MS Packedid not bat      
+GO Dawkesdid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
CH Drakedid not bat      
J Sperrydid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(1 wicket, 22 overs)51
Fall of wickets:
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson7   1190--
AV Pope5   090--
Mitchell4   0100--
GH Pope3   190--
Rhodes3   121--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AE Alderman (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 14
--> GL Berry (1) passed 21000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> NF Armstrong (2) passed 19000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> J Sperry reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Derbyshire first innings





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