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William Knightley-Smith      

Full name William Knightley-Smith

Born August 1, 1932, West Smithfield, London

Died July 31, 1962, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (aged 29 years 364 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Gloucestershire, Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Education Highgate School; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 87 155 10 2530 95 17.44 0 11 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 87 41 72 0 - - - 10.53 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952-1961
Profile

William Knightley-Smith, who collapsed and died on July 31, the eve of his 30th birthday, while playing tennis in Edinburgh, was for four years in the Highgate School XI., being captain in 1951, in which year he led the Public Schools side to victory over Combined Services at Lord's. Next season he assisted Middlesex, scoring 814 runs in Championship matches and gaining his county cap. Going up to Cambridge, he received a Blue in 1953, scoring 20 and 10 against Oxford, and he represented the University at Association football in 1953 and 1954. In 1955 he became assistant-secretary for Gloucestershire, for whom he was specially registered as a player, and appeared for them for three seasons without achieving much success apart from an innings of 95, his highest, against his old University in his first match. He afterwards became an insurance executive first at Liverpool and then at Edinburgh..
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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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