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Roy Kilner      

Full name Roy Kilner

Born October 17, 1890, Low Valley, Wombwell, Yorkshire

Died April 5, 1928, Kendray, Barnsley, Yorkshire (aged 37 years 171 days)

Major teams England, Europeans (India), Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - N Kilner

Roy Kilner
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 8 1 233 74 33.28 0 2 0 6 0
First-class 416 546 56 14707 206* 30.01 18 82 266 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 12 2368 734 24 4/51 8/178 30.58 1.85 98.6 4 0 0
First-class 416 58678 18515 1003 8/26 18.45 1.89 58.5 48 10
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 24-27, 1926 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1911-1927
Profile

Roy Kilner, born at Low Valley, Wombwell, near Barnsley, on October 17, 1890, died of enteric in the BarnsIey Fever Hospital on April 5, aged 37. By his early death English cricket lost, not only a notable exponent of the game, but a man of rare charm. Few modern professionals commanded such a measure of esteem and kindly regard from his own immediate colleagues and his opponents in the cricket field as did Roy Kilner. He was modest to a degree concerning his own abilities, and generous in his estimate of those he played with and against. Kilner's cricketing life consisted of two separate and distinct periods. Before the War he was essentially a batsman, Yorkshire having such a wealth of bowling talent that the need for him to exploit this part of the game did not really arise. The death of M. W. Booth--killed at the Battle of Lens, just before which Kilner himself was wounded in the right wrist--followed, after hostilities had ceased, by that of A. Darke, and the retirement of George Hirst, brought about a considerable change in Yorkshire's strength in attack. Without neglecting his batting, Kilner turned his serious attention to bowling, but the season of 1922 had dawned before he became one of the leading left-handed bowlers in the country and an all-round player of marked ability. His powers as a batsman were a little slow to ripen, for, although he gained a place in the Yorkshire eleven in 1911, not until two years later did he firmly establish himself. Left-handed, as in bowling, Kilner could, if necessary, play a dogged game, but that was foreign to his temperament, and he will always be remembered by his rather aggressive methods. He drove with considerable power on the off-side and pulled very hard. For Yorkshire he put together fifteen 100's, and in all matches for his county scored 13,014 runs with an average of 29.91. Four times in his career he accomplished the double feat of making 1,000 runs and taking 100 wickets in a season.

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Roy Kilner

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Roy Kilner

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1924

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield - Jul 7-10
Match drawn
Hampshire v Gloucs at Southampton - Jul 7-10
Match drawn
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 7-10
Kent won by 6 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Uxbridge - Jul 7-10
Match drawn
Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds - Jul 7-10
Match drawn
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 England 43/1
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