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Nick Knight      

Full name Nicholas Verity Knight

Born November 28, 1969, Watford, Hertfordshire

Current age 44 years 239 days

Major teams England, Essex, Warwickshire

Nickname Stitch, Fungus

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Felsted School; Loughborough University

Nicholas Verity Knight
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 30 0 719 113 23.96 1661 43.28 1 4 74 2 26 0
ODIs 100 100 10 3637 125* 40.41 5085 71.52 5 25 327 21 44 0
First-class 240 409 43 16172 303* 44.18 40 77 292 0
List A 414 394 45 13478 151 38.61 30 68 174 0
Twenty20 23 22 2 584 89 29.20 452 129.20 0 5 72 11 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 100 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 240 249 271 1 1/61 271.00 6.53 249.0 0 0
List A 414 90 89 2 1/14 1/14 44.50 5.93 45.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 23 1 5 4 0 - - - 4.80 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 27-30, 1995 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, May 31-Jun 4, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Aug 29, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 2, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1991
Last First-class Warwickshire v Kent at Birmingham, Sep 13-16, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Sep 11, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Worcestershire v Warwickshire at Worcester, Jul 11, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 PCA XI v Sth Africans Wormsley 13 Aug 2008 Other T20
19 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 13 Sep 2007 Other T20
24 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 11 Sep 2007 Other T20
0 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 16 Aug 2007 Other T20
15 PCA XI v West Indians Arundel 26 Jun 2007 Other T20
52, 0/41, 15* Warwickshire v Kent Birmingham 13 Sep 2006 FC
9 Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 11 Sep 2006 LA
52 Warwickshire v Lancashire Manchester 9 Sep 2006 LA
17 Warwickshire v Durham Birmingham 3 Sep 2006 LA
32 Warwickshire v Lancashire Blackpool 30 Aug 2006 FC
Profile

There are two Nick Knights. One is a flamboyant left-handed opener for England's one-day side, who exploits fielding restrictions in the first 15 overs by slapping the ball over mid-on and carving it through point. The other is a tentative Test player, fallible outside off stump and to the straight, full-length delivery when he plays round his front pad and falls away to the off side. His two best Test innings (113 v Pakistan, Headingley in 1996, and 96 in the flippin'-murdered-'em draw v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 1996-97) seemed to set him up, but he was dropped after a poor series in New Zealand that winter, and has won only five more caps, four of them in 2000. Knight was harshly left out of the World Cup team in 1999, but seemed set to make amends in 2003 after several impressive displays in the VB Series, which led seasoned Australian observers to wonder why on earth he wasn't a Test regular. But after England's failure in the World Cup, he called time on his international one-day career - but not Tests - to enable him to concentrate on leading Warwickshire. Knight, who began his career at Essex but moved to Warwickshire in 1995, is a world-class fielder - whether at third slip, in the gully, at short midwicket or as a cover sweeper - and an outgoing, hard-to-suppress team man. He announced his intention to retire at the end of 2006, and soon after was unveilled as the latest member of Sky Sports' commentary team.
Lawrence Booth April 2007

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Aug 13, 2008

Nick Knight shakes hands with Johan Botha, PCA Masters XI v South Africans, Wormsley, August 13, 2008

Nick Knight shakes hands with Johan Botha

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Sep 16, 2006

Nick Knight takes to the field for the last time, Warwickshire v Kent, Edgbaston, September 16, 2006

Nick Knight takes to the field for the last time

© Phil Britt

Sep 16, 2006

Nick Knight leaves the field for the final time, Warwickshire v Kent, Edgbaston, September 16, 2006

Nick Knight leaves the field for the final time

© Phil Britt

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