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Albert Knight      

Full name Albert Ernest Knight

Born October 8, 1872, Leicester

Died April 25, 1946, Edmonton, Middlesex (aged 73 years 199 days)

Major teams England, Leicestershire, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 1 81 70* 16.20 0 1 7 0 1 0
First-class 391 702 40 19357 229* 29.24 34 91 133 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 391 156 117 4 2/34 29.25 4.50 39.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1904 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 5-8, 1904 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1895-1904
Profile

Albert Ernest Knight, who died in April 1946, aged 72, was a sound batsman and an excellent field at cover-point. He did fine service for Leicestershire from 1895 to 1912, when he went to Highgate School as coach. During that period he scored nearly 20,000 runs at an average of 29.24. Knight possessed no exceptional gifts as a cricketer, but, studious and painstaking, made himself a first-rate batsman of the old style. Driving particularly well to the off and using the square-cut with good effect, he pulled or hooked scarcely at all. In 1899--his first big year--he made 1,246 runs, and for eight consecutive seasons reached his thousand. At his best in 1903, when, sixth in the general first-class averages, his aggregate was 1,835, average 45. Among his most notable successes were 229 not out at Worcester, 144 not out at Trent Bridge, 144 at The Oval, 127 against Surrey at Leicester, and a faultless 139 for Players against Gentlemen at Lord's. Curiously enough, during that summer Leicestershire gained only one victory in the County Championship. In the autumn of 1903 Knight went to Australia in the M.C.C. team captained by P. F. Warner. Figuring in three of the five Test matches, Knight scored 70 not out at Sydney in the fourth game of the series, and on the same ground made 104 against New South Wales, but, on the whole, scarcely realised expectations. The following summer found him again in great form with an aggregate of 1,412, an average of 40, and five separate three-figure innings to his credit, including 203 against M.C.C. at Lord's. He wrote a book entitled The Complete Cricketer, grandiose in style, containing much startling metaphor.
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