Roger Knight      

Full name Roger David Verdon Knight

Born September 6, 1946, Streatham, London

Current age 68 years 16 days

Major teams Cambridge University, Gloucestershire, Minor Counties, Surrey, Sussex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Dulwich College

Roger David Verdon Knight
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 387 672 61 19558 165* 32.00 31 114 295 0
List A 310 296 31 6915 127 26.09 4 40 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 387 27701 13335 369 6/44 36.13 2.88 75.0 4 0
List A 310 11536 7891 297 5/39 5/39 26.56 4.10 38.8 5 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1967-1989
List A span 1969-1988
Profile

Roger Knight was a throwback to the amateur era of schoolmaster cricketers, although he managed to juggle a fulltime teaching career with playing professional cricket. He was a good allrounder, and worse players have certainly appeared for England. A tall, upright and technically correct left-hander who could hit the ball hard when the occasion demanded, and a nagging right-arm seamer, he won Blues for Cambridge in four years from 1967 to 1970 (all games were drawn) and at the same time appeared for Surrey. In 1971 he switched to Gloucestershire, and in 1974 appeared in the Test Trial, but he moved again in 1976 to Sussex where he played two season before being lured back to The Oval to take over as captain. He led them for seven seasons, winning the NatWest Trophy in 1982. He passed 1000 runs in 13 seasons, including his last four summers when his teaching commitments were at their height. After retiring he coached at Cranleigh School and in 1990 became headmaster of Worksop College. Four years later he was lured away to become secretary of MCC, a post he held until his retirement in 2006.
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Feb 12, 2002

The ECC Indoor Championships 2002 in Belgium

The German team spied back stage taking a well earned rest

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Feb 12, 2002

The ECC Indoor Championships 2002 in Belgium

Gary Wilson-Mott with his prize

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Feb 12, 2002

The ECC Indoor Championships 2002 in Belgium

The commemorative plate

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Notes

Awarded the OBE in December 2006

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