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Full name Cyril Robert Smith
Born November 1, 1926, South Brisbane, Queensland
Died January 1, 2009, Sale, Victoria (aged 82 years 61 days)
Major teams Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Cyril Smith was a fast-medium bowler who played for Queensland immediately after World War Two, making his debut against the Indians in 1946-47 but only securing a regular place in 1949-50. In 1951-52 he enjoyed his best season, taking 22 wickets at 28.50, including his career-best 7 for 58 against Victoria - he reserved some of his best performances for matches against Victoria, and 32 of his 71 first-class wickets came against them. He turned our regularly in the following two summers but proved slightly expensive.