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
|First-class span||1952 - 1961|
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
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