David Smith      

Full name David Mark Smith

Born January 9, 1956, Balham, London

Current age 58 years 200 days

Major teams England, Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire

Nickname Smudger, Smurf

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Battersea Grammar School

David Mark Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 80 47 20.00 140 57.14 0 0 13 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 1 15 10* 15.00 40 37.50 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 319 513 91 15265 213 36.17 28 76 204 0
List A 296 276 46 7794 126 33.88 7 42 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 319 2797 1574 30 3/40 52.46 3.37 93.2 0 0
List A 296 1271 990 24 4/29 4/29 41.25 4.67 52.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Kingston, Feb 21-23, 1986 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Apr 3-5, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 4, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 3, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1973-1994
List A span 1973-1994
Profile

David Smith wasn't always popular in county changing- rooms but his courage against the most hostile bowling was never in doubt. A tall (6'4") left-hand batsman, his upright stance and aggressive approach made Smith one of the most feared opponents in county cricket, but his volatile nature meant that others less capable but less fiery were usually preferred to him. He began his career at Surrey in 1973 but injuries and brushes with authority meant that he never quite developed as hoped, and in 1984 he moved to Worcestershire, where his ability to play fast bowling led to him being picked for England's 1985-86 Caribbean tour. He made only 1 and 0 on his debut at Kingston, but in the second Test top-scored in both innings with 47 and 32. A bad back ruled him out of the remainder of the Tests. In 1987 he returned - briefly - to The Oval before heading south to Sussex in 1989. In 1989-90 he was summoned to the Caribbean once again - as cover for the injured Graham Gooch - but broke his thumb on his first appearance and did not get a chance to play in any of the Tests. In 1993 he played one of the most memorable domestic one-day innings - 124 against Warwickshire in the NatWest final- but despite guiding Sussex to 321 for 7 he ended up on the losing side. On retiring he was appointed onto the coaching staff at Hove.
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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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