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Roger Knight : biography

6 September 1946 -

Roger David Verdon Knight OBE, MA, BA, DipEd (born 6 September 1946) is an English administrator, cricketer and schoolmaster. He was awarded the OBE in 2007. He is an Honorary Life Member of the MCC.


He was born in Streatham, the son of the late David Verdon Knight, who was himself both an Old Alleynian and a graduate of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and the late Thelma Patricia Knight. D.V. Knight was a master at Dulwich College where he was also the head of the junior boarding house Bell House.

First-Class Cricket Career

He played first-class cricket for:

  • Cambridge University Cricket Club (blue) (1967–1970)
  • Surrey CCC (1968–1970) and (1978–1984) (Captain 1978–1983)
  • Gloucestershire CCC (1971–1975)
  • Sussex CCC (1976–1977)


  • Cricket, tennis, bridge, piano music, 17th century French Literature



He was educated at Dulwich College and at St Catharine's College, Cambridge University. He read Modern and Medieval Languages, earning a BA in 1969, MA in 1972 and a DipEd in 1971.

Teaching career

  • Assistant Master at Eastbourne College (1970–1978)
  • Assistant Master at Dulwich College (1978–1983)
  • Housemaster at Cranleigh School (1983–1990)
  • Headmaster of Worksop College (1990–1993)

Personal life

He married Christine Ann McNab in 1971. They have one son and one daughter.

Administrative Appointments

  • Surrey CCC Cricket Committee (1984–1987)
  • Vice Chairman of the South East Region of the Sports Council (1985–1990)
  • Governor of the TVS Trust (1987–1992)
  • MCC Committee (1989–1992)
  • HMC Sports sub-committee (1991–1993)
  • Secretary of MCC (1994–2000)
  • President of the European Cricket Federation (1994–1997)
  • Governor of Rendcomb College (1995–1999)
  • ECB Management Board (1997–2006)
  • Governor of King's School, Taunton (1998 to date)
  • Chairman of Education Committee (The King's Schools, Taunton) (2004 to date)
  • Councillor of the London Playing Fields Society (1998–2002)
  • Secretary & Chief Executive of MCC (2000–2006)
  • Governor of Dulwich College (2004 to date)
  • Chairman of the European Cricket Council (2006 to date)
  • Chairman of the Interim Board of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (2008 to date)
  • President of Surrey County Cricket Club (2008–2009)
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