BOUNDARIES: A MEMOIR BY ROGER KNIGHT - SIGNED COPY HARDBACK
The below text is from the inside cover.
Roger Knight had the good fortune to grow up at a time when it was still possible, with sympathetic employers, to combine the two great callings of his life: playing cricket each summer and teaching in schools in the winter terms.
It helped that he had outstanding ability in both fields. As a schoolmaster he rose through the ranks to become headmaster of Worksop College. As a cricketer he was a first-rate county batsman, scoring 1,000 runs in a season 13 times, and a useful medium-pace bowler, especially in the limited-over game where he won 10 man-of-the-match awards. He was also a successful captain of Surrey, reviving the county's fortunes after a lean spell.
In 1993 he was appointed Secretary of MCC, overseeing great changes, not least the introduction of women to membership, the writing of a new edition of the game's laws and the sympathetic redevelopment of the Lord's ground.
In Boundaries he tells the story of his life, looking back with a gentle, often self-deprecating humour on his days as a cricketer/schoolmaster, then examining in detail some of the key issues that MCC faced during his time as Secretary/Chief Executive. He concludes the book by reflecting on his Christian faith and reproducing some of the witty dinner graces for which he is famous.
Throughout the book, his qualities as a man and as a leader are evident. He has enjoyed great fortune in his life, but he has not wasted that fortune providing humane and wise leadership within the boundaries of everything he has tackled.