Statistical Preview: Lancashire

Wednesday 1st May 2019
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire’s final away group game in the Royal London One-Day Cup is at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, against Lancashire.

Heritage Officer and Statistician, David Griffin, looks at the statistical background to the game.

Derbyshire have played Lancashire 75 times in List A cricket – no other county has provided opposition to Derbyshire in this format of the game on more occasions.

Derbyshire have won 21 games, Lancashire 43, with eight No Results and three abandonments.

Derbyshire have played in six Lord’s finals, with the last two – in 1993 and 1998 – both being against Lancashire.

Lancashire won the 1998 final with ease, but one of Derbyshire’s greatest-ever matches saw them triumph in the 1993 Benson and Hedges Cup Final when a 21-year-old Dominic Cork announced himself to a wider audience with an audacious 92 not out after Derbyshire had been 66-4 after just an hour of the game. Frank Griffith’s final over in the gloom at almost quarter to nine has gone down in folklore and will be forever-remembered by those Derbyshire supporters present or watching on television.

Derbyshire’s highest innings total is 288-5 at Derby in 2008 and their lowest all-out total is 108 in the aforementioned 1998 NatWest Trophy final at Lord’s.

Lancashire’s highest total is 300 all out at Derby in 2014 while their lowest total is 111 all out at Old Trafford in 1975 when Harold Rhodes – out of retirement at the age of 38 – took 3-16 off eight overs.

Derbyshire’s biggest victory margins include the 100-run win at Derby in 2008 and by seven wickets, also at Derby, in 2002.

Derbyshire’s narrowest victory margins are by two wickets – twice – in 1978 and 1981, and by five runs – twice – in 1976 and 1990.

Lancashire’s widest margins of victory are by 161 runs in 1993 and by nine wickets – twice – in 1998 and 2006.

Lancashire’s narrowest victory margins are by two runs – twice – in 1988 and 1996, and by one wicket in 2002.

Derbyshire batsmen have scored three centuries against Lancashire; Kim Barnett making 112 not out at Old Trafford in 1997 and 111 at Derby in 1982, while Dean Jones scored 100 not out at Manchester in 1996.

There have been eight scores in the 90s, however, by Peter Bowler, Cork, Billy Godleman, Wavell Hinds, Ron Headley, Chris Rogers and Steve Stubbings (twice).

Five Derbyshire bowlers have taken five wickets in an innings, with the most recent being Tony Palladino’s 5-49 at Derby in 2014.

Kim Barnett took 5-32 at Old Trafford in 1996, Dominic Cork 5-49 at Chesterfield, also in 1996, Mike Hendrick 5-30 at Southport in 1976 and Steve Oldham 5-37 at Derby in 1982.

Bob Taylor was the first wicket-keeper – anywhere in the world – to complete seven dismissals in a List A game when he took six catches and completed 1 stumping in the game at Old Trafford in 1975, and to date, only 18 ‘keepers have completed seven or more dismissals in this form of the game.

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