John King (cricketer, born 1871)
John Herbert King (16 April 1871 – 18 November 1946) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Leicestershire County Cricket Club between 1895 and 1925. He also played one Test match for the England cricket team, which was against Australia at Lord's in 1909. He did the double, of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, in 1912 and 11 years later, when he was 52 years old, scored his second double century.
King in about 1905
|Born||16 April 1871|
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
|Died||18 November 1946 (aged 75)|
|Only Test||14 June 1909 v Australia|
Source: CricInfo, 17 September 2019
After retiring as a cricketer, aged 52, he continued his involvement in the game as an umpire for another 11 years.
King is the last batsman to have been given out Hit the ball twice in a first-class game in England, when in the match against Surrey at the Oval in 1906 King stopped the ball from running onto his stumps by hitting it a second time, and then attempted to run a single.
Media related to John King (cricketer, born 1871) at Wikimedia Commons
- Cricinfo page on John King
- CricketArchive page on John King
- Scorecard of the game in which King was out hit the ball twice