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William Chatterton
England (Eng)
William Chatterton
Batting style Right-handed batsman (RHB)
Bowling type Right-arm slow
Tests First-class
Matches 1 289
Runs scored 48 10,914
Batting average 48.00 23.17
100s/50s 0/0 8/53
Top score 48 169
Balls bowled 0 11,896
Wickets 0 208
Bowling average n/a 21.46
5 wickets in innings 0 4
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling n/a 6/42
Catches/stumpings 0/0 239/4

Test debut: 19 March, 1892
Last Test: 22 March, 1892
Source: [1]

William Chatterton (27 December 1861 – 19 March 1913) was an English cricketer and footballer. He played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1882 and 1902 and for England in 1891/2. He captained Derbyshire between 1887 and 1889 and scored over 10,000 runs in his first-class career as well as taking over 200 wickets. He played football for Derby County F. C., being one of 19 sportsmen to achieve to Derbyshire double.

Chatterton was born at Thornsett, Birch Vale, Derbyshire, the son of David Chatterton, a cotton mill fireman, and his wife Hannah. In 1881 he was a cotton carrier in the mills at Newton Cheshire.[1] He started playing cricket for Derbyshire in 1882 and football for Derby County in 1884.

Chatterton was an inside-forward and played in Derby County's first FA Cup tie against Walsall Town on 8 November 1884, which Derby County lost 7-0. He played many games for the club before the Football League was formed in 1888. He then made five League appearances for Derby County in the first Football League season of 1888-89.[2]

Chatterton was captain of Derbyshire cricket from 1887 to 1889. The club was demoted from first-class status before the 1888 season. In 1891-92 Chatterton toured South Africa. Although it was a winter in which two England sides toured (the other one to Australia), but later the representative games there were raised to Test match status, which meant that Chatterton played one Test match. Chatterton was considered to be almost single-handedly responsible for Derbyshire regaining first-class status in 1894. He finished his cricketing career for Derbyshire in 1902.

Chatterton died of consumption at Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire, in 1913.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Edmund Maynard
Derbyshire cricket captains
Succeeded by
Fred Spofforth


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