Kingsmill Key

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Sir Kingsmill James Key, 4th Bt.
Ranji 1897 page 287 K. J. Key cutting.jpg
Cricket information
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right arm off-break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 368
Runs scored 13,008
Batting average 26.22
100s/50s 13/60
Top score 281
Balls bowled 641
Wickets 12
Bowling average 28.08
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2-32
Catches/stumpings 113/0

Sir Kingsmill James Key, 4th Baronet (11 October 1864 – 9 August 1932) was an English cricketer. He was educated at Clifton College and Oriel College, Oxford.[1] In the course of a long career he played for, among others, Surrey County Cricket Club (whom he captained for several years in the 1890s), Oxford University, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Gentlemen.

His highest score of 281, for Oxford against Middlesex at Chiswick Park in 1887, remains as of 2012 the highest first-class score made for the university.[2]

Key was born in Streatham Common, London. He died at the age of 67 in Wittersham, Kent, having contracted blood poisoning after an insect bite.[3]

His cousin, Leslie Gay, played one Test match for England.


  1. ^ KEY, Sir Kingsmill James, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
  2. ^ "Most Runs in an Innings for Oxford University". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  3. ^ Obituary. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1933

External links[edit]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Kingsmill Causton Key
(of Thornbury and Denmark Hill)