Matches (17)
WI v ENG (1)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
IND v ENG (W) (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (6)
Legends League (2)
BAN v NZ (1)
AUS v PAK (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
BBL 2023 (1)
ZIM v IRE (1)

Full Name

Edward Thomas Smith


July 19, 1977, Pembury, Kent


46y 140d



Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast


6ft 2in


Tonbridge School, Cambridge University


Commentator, Journalist, Author

The 15th Smith to be selected for England, but the first to have written a book on baseball, Ed Smith demanded selection for the third Test against South Africa in 2003 thanks to his superb county form.

A tall right-hander with a penchant for the drive, Smith picked up six centuries in as many matches for Kent, including a career-best 203 at Blackpool, to become the first batsman to pass 1000 runs for the season. It was a run of form that coincided with a severe downturn in England's fortunes following the resignation of Nasser Hussain, and if his surname was anything to go by, he was just the name to take on South Africa's prolific captain, Graeme Smith.

Sure enough, Ed responded with a half-century in his maiden Test innings but managed just 23 runs in his next four outings and was dropped. In 2004 there were rumours that he had become alienated from the Kent dressing-room, and it was no surprise when he moved to Middlesex at the end of the summer. After two consistent seasons he made the natural progression to leadership as he was named captain for the 2007 season.

A voracious reader and writer, he picked up a double-first in history despite devoting much of his time at Cambridge University to cricket, and opened for England Under-19s in three Tests against New Zealand in 1996. He broke his ankle in 2008, preventing him from captaining Middlesex for most of the season, and subsequently announced his retirement from first-class cricket in the winter.
Andrew Miller November 2008

Ed Smith Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A1341319379812231.13--226--290


List A134-000-----000
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Ed Smith poses for a portrait
Joe Root shares a laugh with Ed Smith and Trevor Bayliss
England coach Trevor Bayliss, captain Joe Root and ECB national selector, Ed Smith watch the side train
Ed Smith was at England's final pre-Ashes training session
Joe Root and chief selector Ed Smith talk during a training session
Ed Smith and Ashley Giles talk