History of DCCC

Derbyshire County Cricket Club, founded in 1870, is one of 18 first-class county clubs which make up the England and Wales domestic cricket structure.

The Club was formed on 4 November 1870 at a meeting in the Guildhall, Derby, by Club Secretary, who had campaigned for the Club’s foundation for three years, Walter Boden.

“I propose that a cricket club be formed that represents the whole county and that it shall be called The Derbyshire County Cricket Club.”

Walter Boden

DCCC Timeline

Horse racing takes place for the first time on the Derby Racecourse, giving rise to the cricket ground being known as The Racecourse Ground in the future.


Derbyshire CCC was founded by Walter Boden at a meeting in the Guidlhall in Derby.


Derbyshire's first ever match, against Lancashire at Old Trafford


George Davidson makes Derbyshire’s highest individual first-class score – 274 v Lancashire at Old Trafford

DCCC Event Image 1896

First-class cricket played at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield for the first time


Bill Bestwick records Derbyshire’s best bowling figures of 10-40 v Glamorgan at Cardiff Arms Park


Derbyshire win the County Championship under the captaincy of Arthur Richardson

DCCC Event Image 1936

Crowds in excess of 10,000 attend each day of the tourist match at Derby against the Australian ‘Invincibles’


Les Jackson retires after taking a record 1,670 first class wickets for Derbyshire


Derbyshire defeat Northamptonshire to win the NatWest Trophy at Lord’s under the captaincy of Barry Wood

DCCC Event Image 1981

Derbyshire defeat Essex at Derby to secure the Refuge Assurance Sunday League title under the captaincy of Kim Barnett in front of 11,000 spectators

DCCC Event Image 1990

Derbyshire defeat Lancashire in the Benson and Hedges Final at Lord’s under the captaincy of Kim Barnett. Dominic Cork wins the Gold Award for his unbeaten 92

DCCC Event Image 1993

Kim Barnett leaves Derbyshire, setting multiple records - 23,854 f/c runs and 53 centuries, 12,358 one day runs and 13 centuries

DCCC Event Image 1998

First floodlit game played at The County Ground, Derby


Simon Katich – 2007 averaged 75.52 in scoring 1284 runs – the highest average by a Derbyshire player scoring over 1000 runs in a season


Derbyshire win the County Championship Division Two title under the captaincy of Wayne Madsen

DCCC Event Image 2012

Harvey Hosein completes a world record 11 dismissals on his first class debut against Surrey at The Oval