Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Vivian Ian Smith

Born

February 23, 1925, Durban, Natal

Died

August 25, 2015, Eston, Pietermaritzburg district, KwaZulu-Natal, (aged 90y 183d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Ian Smith was a legbreak bowler whose usefulness was limited as he did not possess a googly, but on a turning track his accuracy and prodigious spin made him a difficult opponent. He toured England in 1947, taking 7 for 189 on debut at Nottingham in the only match South Africa really competed in. He headed the tour averages with 58 wickets at 23.17, his best of 13 for 66 coming at Derby (including a spell of 6 for 1 which included a hat-trick). He toured again in 1955 but was second fiddle to Hugh Tayfield.
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Ian Smith Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests91663911*3.9000030
FC97114615473710.3200-380

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests9121655769124/1437/18964.082.78137.9100
FC97-2208882333659/88-22.552.2360.5-268
Vivian Ian Smith

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Debut/Last Matches of Ian Smith

Recent Matches of Ian Smith

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
South Africa vs Australia2* & 1*1/30 & 1/2523-Dec-1957JohannesburgTest # 444
Sth Africans vs Middlesex0* & 00/1 & 5/2727-Aug-1955Lord'sFC
Sth Africans vs Hampshire1*1/15 & 1/1720-Aug-1955SouthamptonFC
Sth Africans vs Gloucs15/75 & 2/6206-Aug-1955CheltenhamFC
Sth Africans vs Warwickshire--2/57 & 3/3903-Aug-1955BirminghamFC