Royal Crown Derby Cricket 1947-1958

Phillip Robinson had a keen interest in cricket and in the aftermath of the War a works team was formed and performed, with varying success, in the local leagues. Such was the enthusiasm that a cricket ground was acquired off Ferrers Way in Allestree. It was near to the area now occupied by the houses in Foxlands Avenue.

Phillip Robinson being passed the cricket bat by Fred Finney with Harold Robinson and Colin Osborn by the pavilion.

Above is a series of photographs taken at the ground on July 3rd 1953 on the occasion of Ann Robinson's first birthday. She is being presented with a cake by Fred Finney.  Lawrence "Lol" Taylor, office clerk, is left holding the baby!  Charlie Warrilow was appointed groundsman and maintained the ground to such a high standard it soon became a popular venue in the local leagues.

Below is a fixtures list for the period 1947-1950, compiled from information in the Derby Evening Telegraph. During the season the team played at least once and sometimes twice a week on a 10 overs-a-side basis.  The other team names include some well known local businesses including Leys, Hunters, Cromford Colour Co Ltd, etc. If you think that your family member might have played for the works team you can search for the name using the Ctrl F function.

Home Team

Away team

Date

Comment

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Evening Telegraph

Saturday 10th May 1947

Darley Fields 6.30p.m.

Shardlow

V

Royal Crown Derby

Monday 16th May 1947

Cincinnati or Litchurch

V

Royal Crown Derby

Monday 19th May 1947

Madeley (Salop)

V

Royal Crown Derby

23rd May 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Long Eaton G.S.O.B

Friday 30th May 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Rosehill Methodists

Friday 6th June 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Wayfarers

Friday 13th June 1947

Elvaston

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 17th June 1947

Ley’s Electrical

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 2oth June 1947

Derby COD (Military)

V

Royal Crown Derby

Wednesday 25th June 1947

Cromford Colour Co.

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 27th June 1947

Shardlow

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 4th July 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Draycott 2nd

Friday 18th July 1947

Derby COD (Military)

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 25th July 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby COD (Military)

Friday 15th August 1947

RCD 107 (Deakin 48, Plackett 5-27)

Rosehill Methodists 2nd

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 22 August 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Congs II

Saturday 23rd August 1947

Congs score 19 including 9 extras. Finney took 6 wickets for 5 runs, Mills 4 for 5. RCD made 107 (Deakin 48)

Royal Crown Derby

V

St Alkmunds

Friday 29th August 1947

RCD 62 (F Roome 5-18, Parker 5-31) St Alkmunds 36 Finney 6-27, Mills 4-7)

Long Eaton Grammar School Old Boys

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 5th September 1947

Wayfarers

V

Royal Crown Derby

Saturday 6th September 1947

Royal Crown Derby

V

Ley’s Electrical

Friday 30th April 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Swarkestone “A”

Monday 10th May 1948

Draycott

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 21st May 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Post Office

Saturday 22nd May 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Quarndon

Friday 11th June 1948

J Thorpe & Son

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 4th June 1948

Quarndon

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 11th June 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

J Parker & Son

Friday 25th June 1948

Derby Congs.

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 2nd July 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

YMCA

Friday 9th July 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Shardlow

Tuesday 13th July 1948

Joseph Parker & Son

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 16th July 1948

Rolls Royce 3rd

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 20th July 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Ockbrook & Borrowash

Friday 23rd July 1948

Ley’s Electrical

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 13th August 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Congs, 2nd

Friday 20th August 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

J Thorpe & Son

Friday 27th August 1948

Cromford Colour Co ltd

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 3rd September 1948

Royal Crown Derby

V

Draycott 2nd

Friday 10th September 1948

Old Bemrosians

V

Royal Crown Derby

Saturday 30th April 1949

Rosehill Methodists

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 6th May 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Ley’s Electrics

Friday 13th May 1949

Rolls Royce 3rd

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 17th May 1949

Derby Co-op

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 20th May 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Hunters

Saturday 21st May 1949

Quarndon

V

Royal Crown Derby

Monday 30th May 1949

Rosehill Methodists

V

Royal Crown Derby

Saturday 4th June 1949

Long Eaton Methodists

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 10th June 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Kedleston Street Methodists

Monday 13th June 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Breadsall

Friday 17th June 1949

Qualcast

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 21st June 1949

Butterley Cup Qualcast 36-6 beat RCD 32. “Robinson 13 not out”

Stanley Street”B”

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 21st June 1949

Ley’s Electrical

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 24th June 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Kedleston Street Methodists

Monday 27th June 1949

Joseph Parker & Sons

V

Royal Crown Derby

Wednesday 29th June 1949

South Wingfield

V

Royal Crown Derby 2nd

Friday 1st July 1949

Quarndon

V

Royal Crown Derby

Monday 4th July 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Congs

Friday 8th July 1949

Breadsall

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 15th July 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Rolls Royce 3rd

Friday 12th August 1949

Royal Crown Derby

V

Blagreaves or St. Augustines

Saturday 29th April 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Hunters

Wednesday 10th May 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Duffield 2nd

Friday 12th May 1950

Duffield 2nd scored 98. RCD 102 for 7 (Lowndes 24 not out, Johnson 3 wickets for 17 runs)

Gilbert Brothers

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 16th May 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Ley’s Electrical

Friday 19th May 1950

Hunters

V

Royal Crown Derby

Wednesday 24th May 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Dendrites

Dendrites 106-6. RCD 79-8 Leigh scored 21

Royal Crown Derby

V

Etwall

Friday 2nd June 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Breadsall

Tuesday 6th June 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Long Eaton Methodists

Friday 16th June 1950

Ley’s Electrical

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 30th June 1950

Madeley

V

Royal Crown Derby

Saturday 1st July 1950

Team :- P Robinson (Capt), A Deakin, W Mills, N Ward, W Smith, J Blurton, J Smythe, M Lavinch, C Lowndes, D Leigh, J Priestley

Allestree

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 4th July 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Derby Borough Constabulary

Friday 7th July 1950

Long Eaton Methodists

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 14th July 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Milford

Friday 21st July 1950

Breadsall

V

Royal Crown Derby

Tuesday 25th July 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Gilbert Brothers

Tuesday 1st August 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Stanley St. St. Andrews “B”

Friday 18th August 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

Rosehill Methodists

Friday 25th August 1950

Progressive

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 1st September 1950

Stanley St. St. Andrews “B”

V

Royal Crown Derby

Friday 8th September 1950

Royal Crown Derby

V

P.O.Engineers

Friday 15th September 1950

I have gathered the information given below from the Allestree Cricket Club website which is an excellent resource, particularly in respect of Royal Crown Derby, as full details of the opposition team members were recorded. The games were very much a social occasion with the excellent teas provided by the hosting team sometimes being rather more memorable than the quality of the cricket.

Matches Played Against Allestree Cricket Club 1952-1958

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree “A” 26th July 1952

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Blurton

Ct Watson

Aspley

2

Mills

Bowled

Taft

2

Jerram

Bowled

R. Green

99

Brennan

L.B.W.

Taft

0

Jarvis

Ct T. Green

Foot

13

Chell

Ct & B

R. Green

3

Robinson

L.B.W.

Taft

1

Roberts

Ct Partridge

R. Green

1

Wood

Bowled

Taft

1

Ravenscroft

Ct Taft

R. Green

0

Burrows

Not Out

1

Extras

2

Total

125

Allestree scored a total of 162 to include 10 extras.

Ravenscroft 2-43, Jerram 1-22, Mills 2-19, Roberts 3-15, Jarvis 1-5

Royal Crown Derby lose by 37 runs

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree “A”, 6th September 1952

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Robinson

Bowled

Taft

5

Deakin

Bowled

Taft

2

Jerram

Ct & B

Taft

42

Finney

Bowled

Lawrence

22

Chell

Bowled

Lawrence

0

Brennan

Run Out

9

Roberts

Not Out

9

Brett

Ct Aspley

Lawrence

11

Northwoode

Not Out

14

Blouse

Did Not Bat

Loundes

Did Not Bat

Extras

5

Total for 7 wkts

120

Allestree scored a total of 165 to include 1 extra

Jerram 5-65, Brett 1-26, Loundes 2-29, Blounse 2-26

Match Drawn.

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree 1st XI, 6th September 1953

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Deakin

Ct Goodman

Taft

26

Leigh

Ct Oates

Radford

4

L. Jerram

Bowled

Taft

1

Roberts

Bowled

Dolman

24

J. Jerram

Ct Cunningham

D. Clifford

6

Chell

Bowled

D. Clifford

1

Robinson

Run Out

1

Brennan

Bowled

Sadler

10

Lowndes

Ct Spiby

Taft

3

Bird

Ct Spiby

Sadler

1

Kirk

Not Out

0

Extras

8

Total

85

Allestree scored a total of 218 for 9 wickets

L. Jerram 0-48, Robinson 3-43, J. Jerram 3-28, Roberts 2-28, Lowndes 0-19, Brennan 1-23, Chell 0-13, Kirk 0-5

Royal Crown Derby lose by 133 runs and one wicket

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree 1st XI, 13th September 1953

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Robinson

Bowled

B. Clifford

32

Deakin

Bowled

B. Clifford

0

Blurton

Ct B Clifford

Taft

11

L. Jerram

Bowled

Taft

7

Leigh

Ct Woodhouse

Aspley

28

J. Jerram

Bowled

B. Clifford

0

Roberts

Ct Taft

Goodman

22

Patton

Bowled

Taft

1

Loundes

Bowled

Aspley

0

Brennan

Not Out

Chell

Ct Hall

Woodhouse

41

Extras

11

Total

158

Allestree scored a total of 102 all out

Robinson 0-25, J. Jerram 1-22, Blurton 4-34, L Jerram 4-20

Royal Crown Derby win by 56 runs

Allestree “A” V Royal Crown Derby, 3rd September 1955

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Robinson

Run Out

13

Deakin

Ct Goodman

Kirkland

9

Leigh

Bowled

Lawrence

41

Roberts

Ct Walker

Kirkland

16

Lowndes

Not Out

8

Mills

Not Out

12

Brennan

Did Not Bat

Brett

Did Not Bat

Seale

Did Not Bat

Rowlands

Did Not Bat

Extras

12

Total for 4 wkts

111

Allestree scored a total of 110 all out

Leigh 1-18, Roberts 5-28, Loundes 3-16, Robinson 1-38

Royal Crown Derby win by 6 wickets

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree “A”, 28th April 1956

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Deakin

Bowled

Taft

24

Leigh

Ct Kirkland

Cantrill

4

Robinson

Bowled

Taft

4

Jerram

Bowled

Royle

1

Patton

Ct Cantrill

Kirkland

4

Thompson

Bowled

Kirkland

22

Roberts

Ct Wilkinson

Royle

10

Mills

Bowled

Kirkland

1

Tomlis

Not Out

6

Loundes

L.B.W.

Kirkland

0

Seale

Ct Partridge

Kirkland

4

Extras

1

Total

81

Allestree scored a total of 85 runs for 2 wickets.

Jerram 1-10, Roberts 1-18, Thompson 0-11, Robinson 0-17, Leigh 0-7, Lowndes 0-4

Royal Crown Derby lose by 8 wickets.

Allestree “A” V Royal Crown Derby, 1st September 1956

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Robinson

Bowled

Aspley

10

Thompson

Bowled

Taft

30

Leigh

Bowled

Taft

0

Dicken

Bowled

Taft

0

Frost

Bowled

Jeffries

1

Crick

Ct Taft

Jeffries

0

Deakin

Bowled

Taft

7

Loundes

Bowled

Taft

0

Corfield

Not Out

0

Tipper

Bowled

Jeffries

4

Extras

1

Total

53

Allestree scored 54 for seven wickets

Crick 5-3, Robinson 2-41

Royal Crown Derby lose by 3 wickets

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree “A”, 27th April 1957

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Deakin

Bowled

Taft

2

Finney

Ct Jeffries

Taft

6

Thompson

Bowled

Disney

4

Frost

Ct Wilkinson

Disney

2

J Jerram

Ct & B

Disney

4

Boden

Bowled

Taft

1

L Jerram

Ct & B

Fowke

9

Robinson

Not Out

7

Loundes

Bowled

Fowke

3

Corfield

Ct Jeffries

Taft

0

Khan

Bowled

Taft

0

Extras

7

Total

45

Allestree scored 47 for 2 wickets

Thompson 0-11, J. Jerram 0-6, Frost 1-11, L Jerram 1-17

Royal Crown Derby lose by 8 wickets

Allestree “A” V Royal Crown Derby, 7th September 1957

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Robinson

Run Out

4

Lane

Bowled

Aspley

3

Frost

L.B.W.

Kirkland

23

Thompson

Bowled

Kirkland

6

Roome

Bowled

Kirkland

2

Hill

Ct Hitchcock

Kirkland

1

Stevenson

Bowled

Kirkland

0

Loundes

Not Out

7

Harrold

Ct Wilkinson

Kirkland

0

Boden

Bowled

Kirkland

0

Graham

Not Out

Extras

22

Total for 9 wkts

68

Allestree score 111 for 9 wickets

Lowndes 5-16, Thompson 0-13, Robinson 2-32, Roome 1-20, Frost 0-23

Match Drawn

Royal Crown Derby V Allestree “A”, 13th September 1958

RCD Team

How Out

Bowler

Runs Scored

Adams

Ct Spiby

Hitchcock

15

Hill

Bowled

Taft

31

Taylor

Not Out

42

Thompson

Not Out

17

Frost

Did Not Bat

J. Jerram

Did Not Bat

L. Jerram

Did Not Bat

Lane

Did Not Bat

Harrold

Did Not Bat

Jackson

Did Not Bat

Lowndes

Did Not Bat

Extras

1

Total for 2 wkts

109

Allestree scored 94 all out

J Jerram 3-36, Thompson 3-11, Adams 1-14, Taylor 2-7

Royal Crown Derby win by 8 wickets