Full name Gregory Marc Smith
Born April 20, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 33 years 71 days
Major teams Abahani Limited, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Griqualand West, Mountaineers, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 2 in
|First-class debut||South Africa Academy v Sri Lanka A at Potchefstroom, Oct 3-5, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Essex at Manchester, Jul 6-9, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Griqualand West v KwaZulu-Natal at Kimberley, Nov 21, 2003 scorecard|
|Last List A||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire at Derby, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford, May 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/69, 22, 2/41, 66*||Cornwall||v Wiltshire||Corsham||19 Jun 2016||Other|
|25, 3/39, 4/51||Cornwall||v Oxfordshire||St Austell||5 Jun 2016||Other|
|13, 1/64||Cornwall||v Oxfordshire||Werrington||22 May 2016||Other OD|
|59, 1/34||Cornwall||v Dorset||North Perrott||8 May 2016||Other OD|
|19, 3/22||Cornwall||v Devon||Instow||24 Apr 2016||Other OD|
|141||Essex 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Halstead||11 Aug 2015||Other|
|5/38, 5||Essex 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Halstead||10 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|20, 2/68, 5||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||5 Aug 2015||Other|
|82, 0/54||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||4 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|-||Essex 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Coggeshall||24 Jul 2015||Other OD|
Greg Smith is a South African-born allrounder who settled in England on a Kolpak deal. Part of South Africa's squad at the Under-19 World Cup in 2001-02, he was briefly courted by Griqualand West before heading to the UK.
He squeezed into the Derbyshire second XI in the 2004 season. By 2007 he had become an established member of the first team, batting in the lower middle order and bowling both seam and offspin. Some liked to decry Smith as the sort of player - neither English nor a crowd-puller - that county cricket could do without, but his team-mates would not have agreed.
In 2012 he moved to Essex. He played 36 first-class matches for the club, the highlight being a career-best 177 away against Gloucestershire in 2013. Additionally, he played an important part in limited-overs cricket, opening the batting on the run to T20 Finals in 2013. Essex released him in 2015.
Smith also played as an overseas player in Zimbabwe in 2010-11 and took part in the 2013 Dhaka Premier League.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane