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Paul Smith      

Full name Paul Andrew Smith

Born April 15, 1964, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Current age 50 years 5 days

Major teams Warwickshire

Nickname Moonman, Smithy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Heaton Grammar School

Relation Father - KD Smith, Brother - KD Smith

Paul Andrew Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 221 351 42 8173 140 26.44 4 48 60 0
List A 270 232 38 4430 93* 22.83 0 15 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 221 15931 10109 283 6/91 35.72 3.80 56.2 7 0
List A 270 8047 6686 234 5/36 5/36 28.57 4.98 34.3 5 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1982-1996
List A span 1982-1996
Profile

An aggressive batsman and fast - if erratic - bowler, Paul Smith was a talented allrounder with a variety of hairstyles, albeit one who never quite fulfilled his early promise. He made his maiden hundred aged 19 and in 1984 scored 1000 runs for the first time. In 1986 he was asked to open the innings with Andy Moles and he responded with 1500 runs. But he was then rather oddly dropped back down to the middle order and his batting was never quite as effective, becoming something of a bits and pieces player. His best season with the ball came in 1992 when he took 42 wickets, including four of his seven career five-fors, although he also grabbed two hat-tricks in 1989 and 1990.

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Apr 9, 1996

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

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Jun 1, 1988

Paul Smith tears into bowl for Warwickshire, June 1, 1988

Paul Smith tears into bowl for Warwickshire

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Apr 20-23
Hampshire 231/5
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Apr 20-23
Durham 308 Somerset 7/0
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Apr 20-23
Glamorgan 47/6
Kent v Leics at Canterbury
Apr 20-23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Apr 20-23
Lancashire 247 Warwickshire 63/0
Surrey v Essex at The Oval
Apr 20-23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Northants at Leeds - Apr 20-23
Yorkshire 328/7
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