Frank Smailes      

Full name Thomas Francis Smailes

Born March 27, 1910, Ripley, Yorkshire

Died December 1, 1970, Starbeck, Harrogate, Yorkshire (aged 60 years 249 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 1 0 25 25 25.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 269 349 43 5892 117 19.25 3 24 154 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 2 120 62 3 3/44 3/62 20.66 3.10 40.0 0 0 0
First-class 269 41008 17114 822 10/47 20.81 2.50 49.8 41 6
Career statistics
Only Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932 - 1948
Profile

Wisden obituary
Thomas Francis Smailes, who died in a Harrogate hospital on December 1, aged 60, did admirable work for Yorkshire as a professional right-arm medium pace bowler and an enterprising left-handed batsman from 1932 to 1948. He had been in poor health for several years. Yorkshire won the County Championship seven times during Frank Smailes's first-class career, in which he took 802 wickets for them for 20.72 runs each and hit 5,683 runs, average 19.19. In each of four seasons he took over 100 wickets, achieving the cricketers' double in 1938, when he hit the highest of his three centuries--116 against Surrey at Sheffield. That summer, too, he was an outstanding figure for Yorkshire in the game at Bramall Lane which, but for rain, would in all probability have brought victory over D. G. Bradman's Australians. When A. B. Sellers sent the Australians in to bat on rain-affected turf, Smailes dismissed six batsmen in 29 overs for 92 runs and in the second innings he took four wickets for 45. As a result, his name figured among the thirteen from which England were to choose their team for the third Test at Old Trafford, but rain prevented any play in the match. Smailes's only Test appearance was against India at Lord's in 1946.

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