Hampshire September 2, 2003

Robin Smith's career drawing to a close?

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Speculation is rife that former England batsman Robin Smith might have played his last first-class match after he was ruled out for the next three weeks by a hamstring tear.

"There is some talking to be done about my future," Smith admitted. "If one is realistic about me having played my last game then you could think along those lines." He added that he still hoped to play in Hampshire's final National League match against Derbyshire on September 21.

Smith, who is 40 on September 13, has scored 18,984 runs for Hampshire and scored 49 first-class hundreds in 307 matches. He played in 62 Tests for England between 1988 and 1996, scoring 4236 runs at 43.67, and 71 ODIs.