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William Knightley-Smith      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 87 155 10 2530 95 17.44 0 11 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 87 41 72 0 - - - 10.53 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952-1961
Profile

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Match drawn
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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