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Full name Greg Phillip Smith
Born November 16, 1988, Leicester
Current age 25 years 307 days
Major teams Badureliya Sports Club, Durham MCCU, Durham UCCE, England Under-19s, Kibworth, Lankan Cricket Club, Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Bangladesh A at Leicester, Jul 16-18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Sep 15-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Aug 25, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Lancashire at Leicester, Jun 15, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|26, 36||Leics||v Essex||Leicester||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|103||Leics||v Gloucs||Bristol||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|1, 11||Leics||v Hampshire||Southampton||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|13||Leics||v Lancashire||Manchester||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|2, 24||Leics||v Surrey||Leicester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|34*||Leics||v Worcs||Leicester||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|4||Leics||v Yorkshire||Leicester||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|34||Leics||v Hampshire||Southampton||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|55*||Leics||v Gloucs||Bristol||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|20||Leics||v Essex||Chelmsford||31 Jul 2014||LA|
A top-order batsman with aggressive instincts who has been with Leicestershire from the age of 15, Greg Smith's development accelerated sharply in 2008. By the end of that season, he had made his first-class and senior one-day debuts and marked his first appearance for England Under-19s by scoring 157 in the opening Under-19 Test against New Zealand in Taunton and following up with an unbeaten 150 in the second Test. His club side, Kibworth, also won that year's Cockspur Cup.
He made further appearances for Leicestershire in 2009 and 2010 while studying at Durham University, making noteworthy strides in 2010 when he made a century for Durham MCCU against Nottinghamshire in April and back-to-back hundreds for Leicestershire against Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire in September, which enabled him to top the first-class national batting averages with 652 runs at 93.14.
Batting at No 3, he played a full season for Leicestershire in 2011 and batted impressively again at times, scoring his third Championship century against Middlesex in the final game. He found 2012 more challenging but finished strongly with a century in the Second XI Final and 77 against Gloucestershire in the last Championship fixture.
His career-best 135 not out against Somerset in YB40 in a record-breaking opening stand of 235 with Josh Cobb was one of the high points of Leicestershire's 2013 season. He was their leading scorer in T20 cricket, averaging nearly 40 and producing an impressive strike rate of 130.98.
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