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Peter Smith      

Full name Thomas Peter Bromley Smith

Born October 30, 1908, Ipswich, Suffolk

Died August 4, 1967, Hyères, France (aged 58 years 278 days)

Major teams England, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Thomas Peter Bromley Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 5 0 33 24 6.60 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 465 690 125 10142 163 17.95 8 32 345 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 5 538 319 3 2/172 2/172 106.33 3.55 179.3 0 0 0
First-class 465 95007 45058 1697 9/77 26.55 2.84 55.9 122 28
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1946 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 21-25, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1951
Profile

Wisden obituary
Thomas Peter Bromley Smith, who died in France as a result of a brain haemorrhage following a fall while on holiday on August 4, aged 58, played with distinction as a professional all-rounder for Essex from 1929 to 1951. In that time he made 10,170 runs, average 17.98, and took 1,697 wickets--more than any other Essex bowler--for 26.63 runs each. A capital leg-break and googly exponent, he never lost his length even when at times receiving heavy punishment, as when H. T. Bartlett hit him for 28 in an over in the Gentlemen v. Players match at Lord's in 1938.

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1966

Peter Smith (Essex)

Peter Smith (Essex)

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May 15, 1948

Peter Smith bowls to Don Bradman - Bradman made 187 as the Australians scored 721, Essex v Australians, Southend, May 15, 1948

Peter Smith bowls to Don Bradman - Bradman made 187 as the Australians scored 721

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Jul 17, 1946

Peter Smith, July 17, 1946

Peter Smith

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1947

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Durham won by 5 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs won by 35 runs
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Middlesex won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A won by 70 runs (D/L method)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A won by 26 runs
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 142 Essex 60/5 (13.4/50 ov)
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