Derek Harwood profile

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  • Derek Harwood was the son of Chingford legendary bowler Jock Harwood, but unlike his father he was an opening batsman, full of talent and determination, who sold his wicket dearly. He was also an occasional bowler, moreso in his early years at the Club

    Derek was the oldest surviving member not in age but in terms of his debut for the Club. He first appeared for the 3rd XI in May 1946 in the same game that Buddy Jessop played his first game for the Club. The two excited youngsters travelled together to Broxbourne by bus. Although Derek opened his account with a duck, he had the consolation of picking up a wicket so his senior career was under way.

    Runs were soon flowing from the Harwood willow and from the records we have Derek amassed 7333 runs, which make him the 38th highest run scorer in Club history. His tally included 5 centuries, including a monumental 142 for the 2nd xi at Highgate in 1951. I remember Derek being delighted to receive The Young Clubman Award for that year(awarded to him posthumously in 2008 at the Club Supper, we even managed to include a copy of the press cutting of the match from The Chingford Guardian for him!)

    I believe Derek also scored a half century against an Essex XI, which he was extremely proud of.

    Derek regularly played up to 1977, but I also remember the last game of the 2nd xi season at Eton Manor in September 1983 when Derek answered a Jeff Runciman SOS to come out of retirement and help the Club out. Poor Derek ended up with a broken hand for his troubles getting stuck in on a difficult pitch, but such was his bravery.

    Once Derek had hung up his boots he was a regular at the Club, he spent several years scoring for the Colts as his talented son Steve learned the game. In more recent times Derek was a fixture around the ground on match days and he particularly enjoyed events like Cricket Week.

    Derek was also an avid supporter of our sister Club Chingh


Performance Details

Batting and fielding history
SeasonTeamMatchesInningsNORunsHSAverage4s6s100s50sCatchesStumpings
 Total 42240744737214220.3100530360
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 20 of 88.
Season: 1983
 All teams110333.00000000
Season: 1977
 All teams110777.00000000
Season: 1976
 All teams110444.00000010
Season: 1974
 All teams141402153715.36000030
Season: 1973
 All teams440725418.00000100
Season: 1966
 All teams131301957715.00000120
Season: 1965
 All teams181802724615.11000010
Season: 1964 (Showing 3 of 5 items. Group continues on the next page.)
 All teams7701397419.86000100

Bowling history
SeasonMatchesOversMaidensRunsWicketsBest Bowling5WAverageEconomy
Total30199.30522545 - 2019.672.62
196627.002111 - 10021.003.00
196514.003300 - 3300.008.25
195915.001211 - 12012.002.40
195814.002200 - 2200.005.50
195726.001743 - 804.252.83
1956218.303675 - 2015.141.95
195413.003011 - 30030.0010.00
195315.00622 - 603.001.20
195215.002111 - 21021.004.20
1950110.001744 - 1704.251.70
1949435.007783 - 1709.632.20
1947416.0026104 - 302.601.63
1946981.00204153 - 23013.602.52