7. Alan Knott (England) – 269
Alan Knott played for the England Test side between 1967 and 1981, and was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970. He was particularly known for his habit of conducting limbering-up exercises at any inactive moment during a match. His major strengths as a batsman were the sweep and the cut. He gained his first Test cap at the age of 21, having been named Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year in 1965. Most of the time, despite the obvious problems on the pitch, Knott would take the ball so nimbly he might have been keeping wicket in the indoor nets.