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Greg Smith      

Full name Gregory Marc Smith

Born April 20, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 31 years 95 days

Major teams Abahani Limited, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Griqualand West, Mountaineers, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s

Nickname Smithy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education UNISA

Gregory Marc Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 118 194 17 5485 177 30.98 9409 58.29 7 32 39 0
List A 101 100 9 2283 89 25.08 2798 81.59 0 11 38 0
Twenty20 80 73 3 1377 100* 19.67 1204 114.36 1 5 113 35 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 118 11876 6327 178 5/42 35.54 3.19 66.7 6 4 0
List A 101 2785 2611 71 4/53 4/53 36.77 5.62 39.2 1 0 0
Twenty20 80 50 786 1069 41 5/17 5/17 26.07 8.16 19.1 0 2 0
Career statistics
First-class debut South Africa Academy v Sri Lanka A at Potchefstroom, Oct 3-5, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Hampshire at Colchester, Jul 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Griqualand West v KwaZulu-Natal at Kimberley, Nov 21, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, May 13, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire at Derby, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Essex at Cheltenham, Jul 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0/17 Essex v Gloucs Cheltenham 20 Jul 2014 T20
- Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 18 Jul 2014 T20
0/1, 20, 4/46, 9 Essex v Hampshire Colchester 13 Jul 2014 FC
0/23 Essex v Kent Colchester 12 Jul 2014 T20
0/9, 32, 0/19 Essex v Derbyshire Chesterfield 7 Jul 2014 FC
3/22, 2, 0/18 Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Bishop's Stortford 24 Jun 2014 Other
1/44, 22 Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Bishop's Stortford 23 Jun 2014 Other OD
108, 3/70 Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns Billericay 17 Jun 2014 Other OD
1/60, 42, 0/7 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 1 Jun 2014 FC
0, 0/21 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 30 May 2014 T20
Profile

Greg Smith is a South African-born allrounder who has settled in England on a Kolpak deal. Part of South Africa's squad at the Under-19 World Cup in 2001-02, he was briefly courted by Griqualand West before heading north and squeezing into the Derbyshire second XI in the 2004 season. By 2007 he had become an established member of the first team, batting in the lower middle order and bowling both seam and offspin. Some like to decry Smith as the sort of player - neither English nor a crowd-puller - county cricket could do without, but his teammates would not have agreed. In 2012 he moved to Essex, where he acquired an instant seniority, although his second season was more productive. Smith also played as an overseas played in Zimbabwe in 2010-11 and took part in the 2013 Dhaka Premier League.
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Apr 29, 2014

Greg Smith played positively at the start of the second innings, Leicestershire v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 3rd day, April 29, 2014

Greg Smith played positively at the start of the second innings

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Sep 25, 2013

Greg Smith made 37 as Essex struggled, Hampshire v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, September 25, 2013

Greg Smith made 37 as Essex struggled

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Aug 17, 2013

Greg Smith only made 2, Northamptonshire v Essex, FLt20, Semi-final, Edgbaston, August 17, 2013

Greg Smith only made 2

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India A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
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