Cyril Smart      

Full name Cyril Cecil Smart

Born July 23, 1898, Lacock, Wiltshire

Died May 21, 1975, Abertillery, Glamorgan, Wales (aged 76 years 302 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 236 383 46 8992 151* 26.68 9 48 163 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 236 13736 7505 180 5/39 41.69 3.27 76.3 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1946

Cyril Smart was one of the most explosive county batsmen during the 1930`s, and in 1935 he created a world record by hitting Hampshire`s Gerry Hill for 32 in an over at Cardiff Arms Park. The right-hander struck the Hampshire bowler for 6, 6, 4, 6, 6 and 4, with the latter four being just inches short of crossing the boundary for another amazing six. Earlier in the 1935 season, Smart had given another display of bold hitting, with 114* against the South Africans. What was remarkable about this innings, was that it largely came during a record tenth wicket partnership of 131 with Wilf Hughes. Their efforts helped to save Glamorgan from defeat, and Smart celebrated his hundred with a huge six lofted high out of the Arms Park, and straight through the plate glass window in the foyer of a hotel in Westgate Street! In all games in 1935, Smart established a club record with 30 sixes, and six of these came in his career best 151* against Sussex at Hastings.

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