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Greg Smith      

Full name Gregory Marc Smith

Born April 20, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 32 years 32 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 123 201 18 5632 177 30.77 9667 58.26 7 34 43 0
List A 108 105 10 2342 89 24.65 2873 81.51 0 11 39 0
Twenty20 84 75 3 1451 100* 20.15 1260 115.15 1 5 118 38 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 123 12148 6453 184 5/42 35.07 3.18 66.0 6 4 0
List A 108 2839 2655 72 4/53 4/53 36.87 5.61 39.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 84 51 798 1090 42 5/17 5/17 25.95 8.19 19.0 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 Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 3-5, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Griqualand West v KwaZulu-Natal at Kimberley, Nov 21, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire at Derby, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, May 16, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/21, 44 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 16 May 2015 T20
30 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 15 May 2015 T20
11, 12 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 3 May 2015 FC
0/13, 50* Essex v Surrey The Oval 26 Apr 2015 FC
2/26, 0, 3/22 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 19 Apr 2015 FC
33, 0/19, 83, 1/13 Essex v Cardiff MCCU Chelmsford 12 Apr 2015 Other
14 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 23 Sep 2014 FC
78, 1/148, 4 Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Chelmsford 16 Sep 2014 Other
10 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 28 Aug 2014 LA
1/25, 22* Essex v Northants Northampton 21 Aug 2014 LA
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 team-mates 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 27, 2015

Greg Smith couldn't cling onto this catch, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day, April 27, 2015

Greg Smith couldn't cling onto this catch

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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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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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