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Barry Knight      

Full name Barry Rolfe Knight

Born February 18, 1938, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Current age 79 years 71 days

Major teams England, Essex, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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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. After falling out with Essex he spent three years with Leicestershire, but left them in 1969, the year of his last Test appearance. Following some business troubles, 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
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Northants 307/7 Derbyshire 36/0 (5.4/50 ov, target 308)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex 304/7 Hampshire 25/1 (5.3/50 ov, target 305)
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Glamorgan 239 (48.3/50 ov)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs 361/8 Leics 35/1 (4.2/50 ov, target 362)
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Middlesex 256/9 Gloucs 35/1 (10.1/50 ov, target 257)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset 303/5 (49/49 ov)
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