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Joe Humphries      

Full name Joseph Humphries

Born May 19, 1876, Stonebroom, Derbyshire

Died May 7, 1946, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (aged 69 years 353 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 1 44 16 8.80 0 0 0 7 0
First-class 302 514 129 5464 68 14.19 0 11 564 110
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 302 62 43 3 1/5 14.33 4.16 20.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-7, 1908 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 7-11, 1908 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1899 - 1914
Profile

Joseph Humphries, one of the best of the famous wicketkeepers who have appeared for Derbyshire, died at Chesterfield on May 8, within ten days of reaching 70 years of age. First playing for the county in 1899 as understudy to William Storer--then still at his best-- Humphries gradually became the regular keeper, and from 1902 steadily improved until he went out to Australia in the winter of 1907. It proved an ill-fated tour; an attack of pneumonia kept A. O. Jones, the captain, out of the first three Tests, and in the first match R. A. Young of Cambridge and Sussex, who wore spectacles, was preferred as wicket-keeper--no doubt because of his batting. As a matter of fact Young scored only 27 runs in four Test innings, while Humphries, replacing him until the fifth Test, made 44 in six innings. Sir Home Gordon, in Form at a Glance, credited Humphries with 545 catches and 103 stumpings up to 1914, when the war finished his first-class career. His runs numbered 5,436, average 14.15.
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