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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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1915

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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