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Alan Knott      

Full name Alan Philip Eric Knott

Born April 9, 1946, Belvedere, Kent

Current age 68 years 110 days

Major teams England, Kent, Tasmania

Nickname Knotty, Flea

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Northumberland Heath Secondary Modern School, Kent

Relation Son - JA Knott

Alan Philip Eric Knott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 95 149 15 4389 135 32.75 5 30 6 250 19
ODIs 20 14 4 200 50 20.00 247 80.97 0 1 17 1 15 1
First-class 511 745 134 18105 156 29.63 17 97 1211 133
List A 317 246 44 3260 65 16.13 0 6 343 54
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 95 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 511 104 87 2 1/5 43.50 5.01 52.0 0 0
List A 317 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 10-15, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1985
List A span 1965-1985
Profile

In the ten years up to the Packer-split in 1977, Alan Knott played in 89 of England's 93 Tests - nearly 20 more than any other Englishman - and hardly missed a chance that anyone remembers. Yet to see his wicketkeeping at its most spectacular, you had to catch him standing up to Derek Underwood on a rain-affected pitch for Kent in county cricket. Underwood, left-hand, whose stock ball was about the pace of Shane Warne's flipper, habitually bowled even quicker when a crusting pitch not only added to his spin but could produce a variation of two feet or more in bounce. Most of the time, despite the obvious problems, Knott would take the ball so nimbly he might have been keeping wicket in the indoor nets. As a batsman he learned to put a high price on his wicket, and in only his fourth Test, at Georgetown in 1967-68, he made 73 not out in four hours and helped Colin Cowdrey save the series. He could attack or defend with equal skill as the position of the match demanded: with five Test hundreds to his name, he was a genuine all rounder. Never one to push himself, in or out of cricket company, he was always nevertheless among the best-liked players in the game.
John Thicknesse

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Apr 4, 2004

Alan Knott, May 6, 1999

Alan Knott

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Mar 16, 2004

Alan Knott

Alan Knott

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Jan 4, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Alan Knott's 96 v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland 7-8 March 1971

Alan Knott's 96 v New Zealand

© Pat Culpan

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1970

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1976

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Northants v Worcs at Milton Keynes
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Group B: Notts v Somerset at Nottingham
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Group A: Yorkshire v Gloucs at Leeds
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Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury
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Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham
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