Ian Smith      

Full name Ian David Stockley Smith

Born February 28, 1957, Nelson, Nelson

Current age 57 years 151 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Commentator

Ian David Stockley Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 63 88 17 1815 173 25.56 2873 63.17 2 6 231 7 168 8
ODIs 98 77 16 1055 62* 17.29 1061 99.43 0 3 81 5
First-class 178 250 42 5570 173 26.77 6 24 417 36
List A 153 127 22 1875 70 17.85 0 5 137 12
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 63 1 18 5 0 - - - 1.66 - 0 0 0
ODIs 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 178 81 38 0 - - - 2.81 - 0 0 0
List A 153 46 20 2 2/11 2/11 10.00 2.60 23.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 28-30, 1980 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 6-10, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Nov 25, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 21, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1992
List A span 1979-1992
Profile

A compact and efficient wicketkeeper, and a dogged late-order batsman, Ian Smith succeeded Warren Lees in the New Zealand side in Australia in 1980-81 and aside from a prolonged absence through injury in 1981-82, was a regular for more than a decade thereafter. His finest hour came at Auckland in 1990-91 when, arriving at the crease with New Zealand on 131 for 7 against India, he cracked a remarkable 173 off 136 balls including 24 off one over from Atul Wassan. It was the highest score by a Test No. 9. In 1991-92 he held seven catches in an innings against Sri Lanka, retiring after the World Cup that same season. He moved effortlessly into the commentary box and now travels the world in that capacity.
Martin Williamson

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Mar 22, 2007

Michael Atherton (left) and Ian Smith in the commentary box at a World Cup game, Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, March 22, 2007

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Feb 4, 1999

Ian Smith, player portrait, 1999

Ian Smith, player portrait

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Feb 1, 1984

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

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Northants v NZ A at Northampton
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NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
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Eng Lions v NZ A at Bristol
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NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Bristol
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