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Alan Knott

England|Wicketkeeper Batter
Alan Knott
INTL CAREER: 1967 - 1981
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Full Name

Alan Philip Eric Knott

Born

April 09, 1946, Belvedere, Kent

Age

78y 11d

Nicknames

Knotty, Flea

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Height

5ft 8in

Education

Northumberland Heath Secondary Modern School, Kent

RELATIONS

(son)

In the ten years up to the Packer-split in 1977, Alan Knott played in 89 of England's 93 Tests - nearly 20 more than any other Englishman - and hardly missed a chance that anyone remembers. Yet to see his wicketkeeping at its most spectacular, you had to catch him standing up to Derek Underwood on a rain-affected pitch for Kent in county cricket. Underwood, left-hand, whose stock ball was about the pace of Shane Warne's flipper, habitually bowled even quicker when a crusting pitch not only added to his spin but could produce a variation of two feet or more in bounce. Most of the time, despite the obvious problems, Knott would take the ball so nimbly he might have been keeping wicket in the indoor nets. As a batsman he learned to put a high price on his wicket, and in only his fourth Test, at Georgetown in 1967-68, he made 73 not out in four hours and helped Colin Cowdrey save the series. He could attack or defend with equal skill as the position of the match demanded: with five Test hundreds to his name, he was a genuine all rounder. Never one to push himself, in or out of cricket company, he was always nevertheless among the best-liked players in the game.
John Thicknesse

Alan Knott Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests9514915438913532.75--530-625019
ODIs201442005020.0024780.9701171151
FC5117451341810515629.63--1797--1211133
List A3172464432606516.13--06--34354

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests95------------
ODIs20------------
FC511-1048721/5-43.505.0152.0-00
List A317-000-----000
Alan Knott, player portrait

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Recent Matches of Alan Knott

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Kent vs Essex243c/0s07-Aug-1985ChelmsfordList A
Kent vs Durham163c/0s17-Jul-1985CanterburyList A
Kent vs Surrey--2c/0s03-Jul-1985CanterburyList A
Kent vs Leics02c/0s19-Jun-1985LeicesterList A
Kent vs Northants--0c/0s05-Jun-1985NorthamptonList A

Debut/Last Matches of Alan Knott

Photos of Alan Knott

Alan Knott
Alan Knott
Alan Knott's 101 v New Zealand
Alan Knott's 96 v New Zealand
England team photograph,Canterbury, Kent, 06 May 1999
Ian Botham celebrates with Alan Knott