Vote for your greatest Derbyshire XI

Friday 10th January 2020
& News
Written by Stephen Martin

As part of the club’s 150th year celebrations, we are giving supporters the opportunity to vote for their all-time Derbyshire XI. 

We have compiled a list of club greats to choose from, with selection based solely on figures for Derbyshire.

To be selected for the list, players need to have five years or more with Derbyshire, to emphasise their longevity and contribution to the club’s history.

Only one overseas player permitted, with the overseas player that receives the most votes being selected for the overall XI.

From a world-record holding wicketkeeper, to the club’s all-time leading run-scorer, there are some of the greatest players to represent the club over the last 150 years, but you have the final say on who makes the team.

The side will contain:

Two openers
Three batsmen
One pace-bowling all-rounder
One spin-bowling all-rounder
One wicketkeeper
One specialist spin bowler
Two specialist fast bowlers

The options are:

Arnold Hamer
Denis Smith
John Wright
Kim Barnett
Michael Di Venuto
Peter Bowler

John Morris
Les Townsend
Sam Cadman
Wayne Madsen
Donald Carr
Stan Worthington
Chris Adams
Peter Kirsten

Pace-bowling all-rounder
Alf Pope
Derek Morgan
Dominic Cork
George Pope

Spin-bowling all-rounder
Arthur Morton
Garnet Lee
Geoff Miller
Fred Swarbrook

Bob Taylor
Harry Elliott
Karl Krikken
George Dawkes
Joe Humphries

Specialist spin bowler
Albert ‘Dusty’ Rhodes
Edwin Smith
Tommy Mitchell

Specialist fast bowlers
Arnold Warren
Bill Bestwick
Bill Copson
Bill Mycroft
Cliff Gladwin
Devon Malcolm
Harold Rhodes
Les Jackson
Michael Holding
Mike Hendrick

Click HERE to vote for your Greatest XI.

Voting closes at 9am on Thursday 23 January.

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