Richard Knight

Richard Knight, son of the Vicar of Topsham, also Richard, played for Exeter City Reserves in a Plymouth League match against the Royal Marines at St James Park on 20 September 1911. He was an inside right. A local newspaper reported that ‘he goes shortly to Cambridge University and at his own request will be given the opportunity of practice with the City. Mr Knight is also a Devon County cricketer’.

Richard was born in South Molton in 1892, where his father was Curate at the time. He attended the Devon County School (now West Buckland School) and then St John’s School, Leatherhead. Between 1910 and 1913 Richard played Minor counties Cricket for Devon, turning out in 20 matches for them.  

He went on to study at Christ’s College, Cambridge and appeared in four first class cricket matches for the University in 1912, including against the touring Australians and South Africa. His highest score was 66 versus the South Africans.  In all he scored 101 runs and also took 8 wickets (best figures 4-23).

Richard, like his father, became a Vicar. Between 1932-5 he was Vicar of Ealing and on 2 November 1935 was inducted as Vicar of St Paul’s Kewstoke-with-Milton, Weston- Super- Mare.

He died, aged 67, at Kewstoke on 9 January 1960.  


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