Alan Knott returns to the St Lawrence Ground

Friday 4th May 2012

One of the Club’s greatest former cricketers was back at the St Lawrence Ground last night. Alan Knott, the legendary Kent and England wicketkeeper, returned to Canterbury (on Thursday 3 May) to reminisce and share some of his career highlights with a large gathering of Kent supporters and cricket enthusiasts.

The evening, which included a three-course meal and a quiz, saw Alan tell some of the many stories from his fine playing career, including facing the legendary Australian Jeff Thomson and room sharing with former England batting star Sir Geoffrey Boycott OBE.

Knott, who is widely regarded as the greatest wicketkeeper of all time, also auctioned some match worn items, used during his glittering career, including a pair of his treasured red wicketkeeping gloves as well as one of his England cricket caps.

Jamie Reid, Alan Knott’s agent, was in charge on the evening and was delighted with how it went: “I would like to thank everyone who came along. Kent Cricket were great hosts and we have already received lots of positive feedback. We will be hosting further events throughout the year. I would urge people to visit Alan’s website – – to keep fully up-to-date.”

Photo: Sarah Morecombe