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Mike Smith      

Full name Michael John Smith

Born January 4, 1942, Enfield, Middlesex

Died November 12, 2004 (aged 62 years 313 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Michael John Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 5 5 0 70 31 14.00 159 44.02 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 422 704 78 19814 181 31.65 40 86 218 0
List A 229 225 4 5957 123 26.95 4 30 61 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 422 4125 1866 57 4/13 32.73 2.71 72.3 0 0
List A 229 56 55 2 1/5 1/5 27.50 5.89 28.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Sep 3, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1959 - 1980
List A span 1965 - 1980
Profile

Twenty years ago, before computer scoring was even dreamed of, a retired professional cricketer who did not have a job in the city, a sports shop, a pub or a job in coaching, usually became the county scorer. Not all of them were suited to the job and one has to wonder how anything of any accuracy got into some of the scorebooks. For instance, at the end of an over, the scorers usually check the number of runs conceded in that over and the running total against the bowler. Jim Sims of Middlesex used to say: "I'll leave it to you partner" while Jack Mercer of Northants, who could neither see nor hear too well, was probably busy doing a card trick.

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Apr 1978

Mike Smith bats for Middlesex, April, 1978

Mike Smith bats for Middlesex

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May 14, 1975

Mike Smith plays the ball square on the leg side, May 14, 1975

Mike Smith plays the ball square on the leg side

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1975

Middlesex had the record-breaking but galling experience of twice playing in cup finals at Lord's in one season (1975) -and of losing both. Back row - G. D. Barlow, C. J. Whiteside, T. M. Lamb, N. P. D. Ross, J. E. Emburey, P. H. Edmonds, M. J. Vernon, N. G. Featherstone; seated-M. W. W. Selvey, J. T. Murray, J. M. Brearley (captain), M. J. Smith, C. T. Radley

The Middlesex squad in 1975

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 306/7 (98 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 291/5 (71 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 254/6 (85 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 & 47/2 (25 ov) Yorkshire 290
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 208/7 (70.5 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 399/5 (108 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 & 23/0 (7 ov) Leics 473/8d
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 451/9d Worcs 165/0 (37.5 ov)
Derbyshire v Sussex at Derby
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Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford
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Glamorgan v Worcs at Cardiff
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Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
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Leics v Northants at Leicester
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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