11-2-1911 On this day in 1911 England played their only international at Derby County’s Baseball Ground. England won the Home International match against Ireland 2-1 thanks to goals by Albert Shepard and Robert Evans. Shepard a Bolton-born striker was the first Newcastle player to score 30 goals in a single season. Robert Evans was a left winger who spent the majority of his career at Sheffield United. Evans won full international caps both for Wales and England.
The Baseball Ground was opened in 1890 and was the home of Derby County between 1895 and 2003. The stadium was originally built by Francis Ley for Baseball and the club won the first National Baseball League of Great Britain and Ireland in 1890. The record attendance of 41,826 was for a game against Tottenham in 1969.