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Harry Smith      

Full name Harry Smith

Born May 21, 1891, Fishponds, Bristol

Died November 12, 1937, Downend, Bristol (aged 46 years 175 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 7 7 7.00 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 402 656 56 13413 149 22.35 10 75 457 265
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 402 18 7 0 - - - 2.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1912-1935
Profile

Harry Smith, the Gloucestershire professional, died on November 12, aged 46. He succeeded Jack Board as wicketkeeper in 1914, and did good service until illness checked his career in 1932. After an unexpected return to the side in 1935 he retired and was for a time coach to the county colts. Besides being a reliable wicketkeeper he was a sound batsman and in 1928 played for England against West Indies at Lord's. Against Hampshire at Southampton in 1919 he made 120 and 102 not out. A noteworthy incident occurred in that match. Pothecary, the last Hampshire batsman, played a ball from Parker into the top of his pad, shook it into Smith's hands, and was given out caught contrary to law 33 B which declares in such a case that the ball becomes dead.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Warwickshire 264 Durham 265/5 (46.1/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs 233 Hampshire 191/9 (46/50 ov)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Surrey 286/6 Middlesex 286/4 (44.4/50 ov)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 Northants 150/2 (27/42 ov, target 365)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent 383/7 Somerset 263/6 (37.4/48 ov, target 374)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A won by 26 runs
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 142 Essex 29/3 (7.3/50 ov)
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