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Ian Smith      

Full name Vivian Ian Smith

Born February 23, 1925, Durban, Natal

Current age 89 years 300 days

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 6 39 11* 3.90 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 97 114 61 547 37 10.32 0 0 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 12 1655 769 12 4/143 7/189 64.08 2.78 137.9 1 0 0
First-class 97 22088 8233 365 9/88 22.55 2.23 60.5 26 8
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1958
Profile

Ian Smith was a legbreak bowler whose usefulness was limited as he did not possess a googly, but on a turning track his accuracy and prodigious spin made him a difficult opponent. He toured England in 1947, taking 7 for 189 on debut at Nottingham in the only match South Africa really competed in. He headed the tour averages with 58 wickets at 23.17, his best of 13 for 66 coming at Derby (including a spell of 6 for 1 which included a hat-trick). He toured again in 1955 but was second fiddle to Hugh Tayfield.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 105/6 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 Dolphins 370
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 240/4
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 50/4 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 162/6 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 173/3 Knights 185
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 18-20
North West 243 & 260/4 Northerns 250
Namibia U19 v KZN In U19 at Pretoria - Dec 20
Namibia U19 19/2 (8.2/50 ov)
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