Brigadier Sir John Smyth      

Full name John George Smyth

Born October 24, 1893, Teignmouth, Devon, England

Died April 26, 1983, Westminster, London, Engl;and (aged 89 years 184 days)

Major teams Europeans (India)

Also known as Brigadier Sir John Smyth 1st Bart VC, MC

Education Repton

John George Smyth
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 100 51 25.00 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 2 2 1 1/2 2.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1922-1923
Profile

Brigadier Sir John Smyth was educated at Repton and then Sandhurst but played no meaningful cricket at either. In 1915 he was awarded the Victoria Cross for an act of bravery while serving with the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs and also received the MC and was decorated by the Russians. In 1923, while serving with the army in India, he played two matches for the Eurpoeans at Lahore, aquitting himself well. In the first he made 3 and 19 and took one wicket; in the second he 51 and 27. He was invalided out the army in the Second World War and became a conservative MP, being created a Baronet in 1955 and a Privy Councilor in 1962.
Martin Williamson

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May 13, 1915

Brigadier Sir John Smyth

Brigadier Sir John Smyth

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Notes

Awarded the Victoria Cross in 1915. Click on the official Victoria Cross website for full details

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 & 50/1 Assam 312
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 & 275/8 Baroda 184
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 & 120/4 Railways 302
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 215 & 91/1 (f/o)
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 262 & 11/0 (f/o)
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-31
Haryana won by an innings and 119 runs
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 346 & 20/0 (f/o)
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-31
M. Pradesh won by an innings and 97 runs
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9d U. Pradesh 161/7
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 318 & 20/2 (f/o)
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-Feb 1
Punjab 167 & 141 Odisha 183 & 57/2
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-31
Vidarbha won by an innings and 93 runs
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