Derbyshire v Kent
County Championship 1939
VenueRutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston on 31st May, 1st June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDerbyshire won by 5 wickets
PointsDerbyshire 12; Kent 4
UmpiresE Robinson, JA Smart
Close of play day 1Kent (2) 74/4 (Valentine 2*, Levett 2*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggrun out11     
PR Sunnucksb AV Pope5     
LEG Amesc Elliott b Copson14     
*FGH Chalkc Alderman b Copson17     
BH Valentinec AV Pope b GH Pope20     
LJ Toddb GH Pope0     
PG Fosterc Rhodes b Copson24     
DVP Wrightc GH Pope b Copson17     
NW Hardingb Copson18     
AE Wattb GH Pope9     
+WHV Levettnot out3     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 34.4 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-17, 3-48, 4-51, 5-77, 6-101, 7-122, 8-123, 9-133, 10-143 (34.4 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson13   2395--
AV Pope8   1281--
GH Pope13.41713--

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithnot out57     
*RHR Buckstonb Todd2     
AE Aldermanc Levett b Harding1     
LF Townsendb Todd1     
GH Popec Levett b Wright21     
AEG Rhodesc Levett b Watt0     
AF Townsendc Levett b Watt0     
AV Popec Valentine b Harding17     
+H Elliottb Todd0     
TB Mitchellrun out2     
WH Copsonb Todd4     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 22.3 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-25, 3-26, 4-67, 5-68, 6-68, 7-95, 8-101, 9-106, 10-112 (22.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding6   0292--
Watt5   0232--
Wright4   0241--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Elliott b GH Pope30     
PR Sunnucksc AV Pope b GH Pope10     
LEG Amesc AV Pope b Copson27     
*FGH Chalkc AF Townsend b GH Pope0     
BH Valentinec Elliott b Copson4     
+WHV Levettrun out5     
LJ Toddc AV Pope b Copson8     
PG Fosterc GH Pope b Copson6     
DVP Wrightnot out2     
NW Hardingb AV Pope0     
AE Wattc GH Pope b AV Pope2     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 30.6 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-58, 3-58, 4-70, 5-77, 6-85, 7-95, 8-97, 9-97, 10-99 (30.6 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson12   2304--
AV Pope10.61342--
GH Pope8   1303--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Smithb Todd6     
AE Aldermannot out40     
AF Townsendb Todd0     
LF Townsendb Todd21     
GH Popeb Todd0     
AEG Rhodesc and b Harding46     
AV Popenot out15     
*RHR Buckstondid not bat      
+H Elliottdid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
WH Copsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb)6
Total(5 wickets, 30.2 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-9, 3-49, 4-51, 5-108
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding8   1381--
Watt6   0180--
Wright1   0110--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WH Copson reached 700 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings