Greg Smith      

Full name Gregory Marc Smith

Born April 20, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 32 years 132 days

Major teams Abahani Limited, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Griqualand West, Mountaineers, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s

Nickname Smithy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education UNISA

Gregory Marc Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 124 202 18 5635 177 30.62 9675 58.24 7 34 43 0
List A 108 105 10 2342 89 24.65 2873 81.51 0 11 39 0
Twenty20 86 76 3 1452 100* 19.89 1262 115.05 1 5 118 38 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 124 12202 6502 184 5/42 35.33 3.19 66.3 6 4 0
List A 108 2839 2655 72 4/53 4/53 36.87 5.61 39.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 86 51 798 1090 42 5/17 5/17 25.95 8.19 19.0 0 2 0
Career statistics
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
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
1/24, 46, 0/38, 88* Essex 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Coggeshall 21 Jul 2015 Other
0/49, 3 Essex v Lancashire Manchester 6 Jul 2015 FC
1/28, 14 Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Chelmsford 22 Jun 2015 Other T20
12, 4/54, 9 Essex 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Southend-on-Sea 16 Jun 2015 Other
1/38, 40 Essex 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Southend-on-Sea 15 Jun 2015 Other OD
Profile

Greg Smith is a South African-born allrounder who has 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 north and squeezing 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 like to decry Smith as the sort of player - neither English nor a crowd-puller - county cricket could do without, but his team-mates would not have agreed. In 2012 he moved to Essex, where he acquired an instant seniority, although his second season was more productive. Smith also played as an overseas played in Zimbabwe in 2010-11 and took part in the 2013 Dhaka Premier League.
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Apr 27, 2015

Greg Smith couldn't cling onto this catch, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day, April 27, 2015

Greg Smith couldn't cling onto this catch

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Apr 29, 2014

Greg Smith played positively at the start of the second innings, Leicestershire v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 3rd day, April 29, 2014

Greg Smith played positively at the start of the second innings

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Sep 25, 2013

Greg Smith made 37 as Essex struggled, Hampshire v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, September 25, 2013

Greg Smith made 37 as Essex struggled

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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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