Full name Neil David Smith
Born December 14, 1965, Mater Mothers Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 51 years 99 days
Major teams Angledale (Far South Coast of NSW Association)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Neil Smith commenced his cricket playing with Angledale in the Far South Coast of N.S.W. Association, being a right hand batsman and wicket keeper. He commenced umpiring in Toowoomba in 1998-99 and is currently a Director of the Toowoomba Cricket Association and Secretary of the Toowoomba Umpires Association. He has been a member of the Queensland Country Umpires Panel from 2001-02. He also plays golf and is treasurer of the Toowoomba Golf Club. He began an early interest in club administration and was secretary-treasurer of the Angledale CC and treasurer of the Far South Coast CA. He was educated at Warwick East State School, Mundingburra State School, Winton State School, then to New South Wales at Tathra State School, Bega West State School and Bega High School, while he later gained a Certificate of Accountancy from the TAFE College at Dapto. He commenced working as a bank clerk and is now a Loans Processing Manager. (Warwick Torrens, Jan 2003)
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history