Neil Smith      

Full name Neil Michael Knight Smith

Born July 27, 1967, Solihull, Warwickshire

Current age 47 years 52 days

Major teams England, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - MJK Smith

Neil Michael Knight Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 7 6 1 100 31 20.00 132 75.75 0 0 15 0 1 0
First-class 205 289 34 6783 161 26.60 4 35 73 0
List A 330 273 39 4967 125 21.22 2 25 100 0
Twenty20 7 4 1 24 12 8.00 13 184.61 0 0 2 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 7 6 261 190 6 3/29 3/29 31.66 4.36 43.5 0 0 0
First-class 205 28100 13968 374 7/42 37.34 2.98 75.1 18 0
List A 330 11338 8424 306 6/33 6/33 27.52 4.45 37.0 4 3 0
Twenty20 7 6 87 127 6 2/20 2/20 21.16 8.75 14.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 9, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Manchester, May 26-27, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987
Last First-class Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Jul 23-26, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1987
Last List A Warwickshire v Shropshire at Birmingham, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Jul 19, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20, 4/18 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 14 Sep 2007 Other T20
1/13, 27 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 16 Aug 2007 Other T20
Profile

Neil Smith has held two rather unusual records. When he led Warwickshire out for a one-day game against Northamptonshire in 1997, it was the first time a father and son had both captained the county (his father is, MJK Smith, who also captained England). Smith junior's other claim to fame is that he registered the earliest century in County Championship history when he hit a hundred against Durham at Edgbaston on 17 April, 1998. However, he lost that record to team-mate Dougie Brown a year later. Unfortunately for Smith, he also lost the captaincy to Michael Powell at the end of the 2000 season - in which the county reached a Lord's final and gained promotion in the National League. Smith made his debut for Warwickshire in 1987 and received his county cap six years later. A right-hand bat and offspiner, he has turned in a series of consistent seasons, averaging in the mid-20s with the bat and taking more than 300 first-class wickets, but at an average of well over 30. He played in two one-day internationals in South Africa and three World Cup games in Pakistan in 1996. Two more one-day appearances followed in the summer against India but his performances were rather ordinary and he faded from the scene.
Graham Holburn

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May 11, 2002

Leics v Warks, Frizzell County Championship, Division One, 8 - 11 May 2002, Grace Road Leicester.

Neil Smith did not detain the Leics bowlers long in his second innings, making 21

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Apr 19, 2002

Taken at the 2002 Warwickshire CCC photocall

Neil Smith ; thumbnail portrait 2002

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May 24, 2001

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Benson and Hedges Cup , Quarter Final, Trent Bridge, 23  May 2001

Neil Smith batting against Notts at Trent Bridge 2001

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 127/3
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 310/3
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 64/7
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210
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