Albert Knight

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Albert Knight : biography

8 October 1872 – 25 April 1946

Albert Ernest Knight (8 October 1872 in Leicester – 25 April 1946 in Edmonton, Middlesex) was an English professional cricket player. He was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys.

From 1895 until 1912 he played for Leicestershire as a somewhat dour batsman in a generally weak team. He represented England in three matches of the 1903-04 Ashes series against Australia, with a highest score of 70 not out at Sydney.

His most important contribution to the game was a book, The Complete Cricketer, published in 1906. Sir Derek Birley, in his A Social History of English Cricket, described it as "a masterpiece of its kind, stuffed full of learned observations in weighty prose". Wisden called it "grandiose in style, containing much startling metaphor".

After retirement, Knight was cricket coach at Highgate School.