Barry Knight      

Full name Barry Rolfe Knight

Born February 18, 1938, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Current age 76 years 156 days

Major teams England, Essex, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 29 38 7 812 127 26.19 2 0 94 3 14 0
First-class 379 602 83 13336 165 25.69 12 66 263 0
List A 18 18 2 377 52 23.56 0 1 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 54 5377 2223 70 4/38 6/110 31.75 2.48 76.8 4 0 0
First-class 379 57857 26205 1089 8/69 24.06 2.71 53.1 45 8
List A 18 1092 576 31 5/41 5/41 18.58 3.16 35.2 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Dec 1-6, 1961 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Aug 7-12, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1969
List A span 1963-1969
Profile

An enthusiastic allrounder, Barry Knight was a good enough batsman to score two Test centuries and complete the domestic double four times for Essex. But his bowling, which featured an unusual wristy flourish just before delivery, wasn't quite fast enough to earn him the new ball for England ahead of the likes of John Snow and Ken Higgs. Knight had a complicated personal life. After falling out with Essex he spent three years with Leicestershire, but left them in 1969, the year of his last Test appearance. He had been declared bankrupt after some business troubles, and said he had contemplated suicide. Knight bravely upped sticks to Australia, and forged a successful coaching career in Sydney, where he ran a successful indoor school, and was a mentor to the young Allan Border.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham - Jul 21-24
Sussex won by 226 runs
South Division: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 24
Surrey won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
North Division: Lancashire v Durham at Manchester - Jul 24
Lancashire won by 27 runs
North Division: Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Division: Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Division: Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Division: Kent v Surrey at Canterbury
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Division: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Division: Warwickshire v Leics at Birmingham
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Division: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Division: Yorkshire v Notts at Leeds
Jul 25, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
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