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Ed Smith      

Full name Edward Thomas Smith

Born July 19, 1977, Pembury, Kent

Current age 36 years 279 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent, Middlesex

Nickname Smudge

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Journalist, Author

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Tonbridge School, Cambridge University

Edward Thomas Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 87 64 17.40 172 50.58 0 1 15 0 5 0
First-class 191 325 19 12789 213 41.79 34 54 85 0
List A 134 131 9 3798 122 31.13 2 26 29 0
Twenty20 25 25 0 573 85 22.92 432 132.63 0 3 81 7 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 191 108 119 1 1/60 1/60 119.00 6.61 108.0 0 0 0
List A 134 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Aug 14-18, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Sep 4-8, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1996
Last First-class Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, Jun 6-9, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 28, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, Jun 23, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, Jun 12, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33 Middlesex v Essex Lord's 12 Jun 2008 T20
27 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 11 Jun 2008 T20
37 Middlesex v Essex Lord's 6 Jun 2008 FC
20, 74 Middlesex v Derbyshire Lord's 30 May 2008 FC
22 Middlesex v Essex Lord's 28 May 2008 LA
85, 14 Middlesex v Warwickshire Birmingham 21 May 2008 FC
75 Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 18 May 2008 LA
73 Middx 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI London 14 May 2008 Other
0, 0 Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 7 May 2008 FC
27 Middlesex v Sussex Hove 5 May 2008 LA
Profile

The 15th Smith to be selected for England, but the first to have written a book on baseball, Ed Smith demanded selection for the third Test against South Africa in 2003 thanks to his superb county form. A tall right-hander with a penchant for the drive, Smith picked up six centuries in as many matches for Kent, including a career-best 203 at Blackpool, to become the first batsman to pass 1000 runs for the season. It was a run of form that coincided with a severe downturn in England's fortunes following the resignation of Nasser Hussain, and if his surname was anything to go by, he was just the name to take on South Africa's prolific captain, Graeme Smith. Sure enough, Ed responded with a half-century in his maiden Test innings but managed just 23 runs in his next four outings and was dropped. In 2004 there were rumours that he had become alienated from the Kent dressing-room, and it was no surprise when he moved to Middlesex at the end of the summer. After two consistent seasons he made the natural progression to leadership as he was named captain for the 2007 season. A voracious reader and writer, he picked up a double-first in history despite devoting much of his time at Cambridge University to cricket, and opened for England Under-19s in three Tests against New Zealand in 1996. He broke his ankle in 2008, preventing him from captaining Middlesex for most of the season, and subsequently announced his retirement from first-class cricket in the winter.
Andrew Miller November 2008

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Aug 19, 2013

Richard Verow (Sky), Ed Smith, Mark Nicholas, Rahul Dravid and Nasser Hussain at a panel discussion, London, August 19, 2013

Richard Verow (Sky), Ed Smith, Mark Nicholas, Rahul Dravid and Nasser Hussain at a panel discussion

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Apr 16, 2008

Ed Smith steps down the pitch and drives, Leicestershire v Middlesex, Grace Road, April 16, 2008

Ed Smith steps down the pitch and drives

© Getty Images

Jul 4, 2007

Tyron Henderson is congratulated on the wicket of Matthew Walker, Kent v Middlesex, Twenty20 Cup, Beckenham, July 4, 2007

Tyron Henderson is congratulated on the wicket of Matthew Walker

© Getty Images

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