Matches (21)
ZIM v WI (1)
ILT20 (3)
SA20 (3)
BPL 2023 (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
BBL (1)
Super Smash (1)

Full Name

Gregory Marc Smith

Born

April 20, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

39y 289d

Nicknames

Smithy

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast, Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

6ft 2in

Education

UNISA

Greg Smith is a South African-born allrounder who 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 to the UK.

He squeezed 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 liked to decry Smith as the sort of player - neither English nor a crowd-puller - that county cricket could do without, but his team-mates would not have agreed.

In 2012 he moved to Essex. He played 36 first-class matches for the club, the highlight being a career-best 177 away against Gloucestershire in 2013. Additionally, he played an important part in limited-overs cricket, opening the batting on the run to T20 Finals in 2013. Essex released him in 2015.

Smith also played as an overseas player in Zimbabwe in 2010-11 and took part in the 2013 Dhaka Premier League.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC12420218563517730.62967558.24734nullnull430
List A1081051023428924.65287381.51011nullnull390
T20867631452100*19.891262115.051511838350
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC124null1220265021845/42null35.333.1966.3640
List A108null28392655724/534/5336.875.6139.4100
T2086517981090425/175/1725.958.1919.0020
Recent Matches - Player
Photos
Greg Smith couldn't cling onto this catch
Greg Smith played positively at the start of the second innings
Players from eight counties at the launch day for the NatWest T20 Blast
Greg Smith made 37 as Essex struggled
Greg Smith only made 2
Greg Smith made a match-winning half-century