Roy Kilner (1890–1928) was an English professional cricketer who
played nine Test matches for England between 1924 and 1926. He played
for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1911 and 1927, scoring 1,000
runs in a season ten times and taking 100 wickets in a season five
times. He first played for Yorkshire as a batsman before being wounded
in the First World War. Returning in 1919 to a team short of bowlers, he
developed into a proficient left-arm spinner. His aggressive batting and
warm personality made him a popular player with both cricketers and
spectators. First chosen for England in 1924, he was the second most
successful bowler on the Ashes tour of 1924–25. He was selected during
the 1926 Ashes series but dropped for the final Test. Kilner went on
several coaching trips to India during English winters, and on one of
these, in 1927–28, he contracted an illness; on his return to England,
he died aged 37. His funeral was attended by over 100,000 people.
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