Donald Knight      

Full name Donald John Knight

Born May 12, 1894, Sutton, Surrey

Died January 5, 1960, Marylebone, London (aged 65 years 238 days)

Major teams England, Oxford University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 54 38 13.50 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 139 215 13 6231 156* 30.84 13 30 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 139 52 25 3 2/0 8.33 2.88 17.3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, May 28-30, 1921 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 11-14, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1911-1937
Profile

Donald John Knight, the former Surrey and England batsman, died in London on January 5 at the age of 65. He was generally regarded as one of the most accomplished amateurs of the period immediately following the first world war, his gracefulness at the crease marking him as a model amongst batsmen. He was born on May 12, 1894, and while a schoolboy at Malvern attained a wide and deserved reputation as a prolific scorer with an especially mature defence. He was in the school XI as an opening batsman for the five years from 1909 to 1913, during which time he scored 2,860 runs at an average of 46.88, and captained the side in his last two years. He showed his early prowess by playing an innings of 211 against H. K. Foster's XI in 1911, and two years later scored 122 and 133 not out in the match against Old Malvernians, both wonderful feats for a boy still at school. He was barely 15 when he appeared for Surrey 11 (and scored 53) in 1909, and two seasons later made his debut for Surrey in first-class cricket.

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Donald Knight, 1937

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1915

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Nov 26
Sri Lanka 317/6 England 209/6 (32.4/50 ov)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
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3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
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4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
5th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele
Dec 10, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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