Chris Smith      

Full name Christopher Lyall Smith

Born October 15, 1958, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Current age 55 years 321 days

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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Relation Brother - RA Smith

Christopher Lyall Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 14 1 392 91 30.15 1314 29.83 0 2 44 0 5 0
ODIs 4 4 0 109 70 27.25 240 45.41 0 1 19 1 0 0
First-class 269 466 60 18028 217 44.40 47 88 176 0
List A 214 197 39 6700 159 42.40 11 42 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 4 102 39 3 2/31 2/31 13.00 2.29 34.0 0 0 0
ODIs 4 2 36 28 2 2/8 2/8 14.00 4.66 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 269 4457 2685 50 5/69 53.70 3.61 89.1 1 0
List A 214 171 114 10 3/32 3/32 11.40 4.00 17.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 11-15, 1983 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Leeds, Jun 19-23, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 18, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 26, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1991
List A span 1980-1991
Profile

Chris Smith, who qualified for England by virtue of his English parents, was born in Durban on this day. Keen to pursue a career in cricket and frustrated by the apartheid-era ban on international sport with South Africa, he left to try his luck in England having previously toured the country with Kingsmead Mynahs (essentially Natal U-25s) in 1976. Though not as naturally talented as his younger brother Robin, he made himself into a very fine county batsman for Hampshire with a first-class average in the mid- forties. Smith's success was a triumph of nurture over nature, but he only played eight Tests. He went first ball to Richard Hadlee on debut at Lord's in 1983 but had a decent winter in 1983-84, hitting 91 at Auckland and 66 at Faisalabad. For some reason he wasn't picked against West Indies in 1984 and played only one more Test. He went on to become chief executive of the WACA in Perth.
Rob Smyth

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Aug 11, 2003

Two ol pals - Chris Smith and Paul Terry

Hartley Wintney v Robin Smith Testimonial XI

© Robin Smith

 

C.L. Smith, Hampshire cricketer 1980-1991

Chris Smith

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1984

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 221/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 196/7 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 48/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 205/4
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 396/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 135/4
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 72/3 NZ A 211
1st T20I: Eng Women v SA Women at Chelmsford - Sep 1
Eng Women won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham
Sep 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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