Meet the ‘fast men’ – Derbyshire’s demon bowlers

Derbyshire Cricket

In the first of a three-part series, Barry M Marsden looks at the county’s top cricketers who loved to bowl fast – and, in some cases, enjoyed more than a glass or two of beer as well!

IT IS A TRUISM that fast bowlers hunt best in pairs – or even trios – and the careers of Derbyshire pacemen during the first six decades of the 20th Century certainly bear out that assumption…