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Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

England
Chris Smith

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1986

Full Name

Christopher Lyall Smith

Born

October 15, 1958, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Age

62y 188d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

Chris Smith, who qualified for England by virtue of his English parents, was born in Durban on this day. Keen to pursue a career in cricket and frustrated by the apartheid-era ban on international sport with South Africa, he left to try his luck in England having previously toured the country with Kingsmead Mynahs (essentially Natal U-25s) in 1976. Though not as naturally talented as his younger brother Robin, he made himself into a very fine county batsman for Hampshire with a first-class average in the mid- forties. Smith's success was a triumph of nurture over nature, but he only played eight Tests. He went first ball to Richard Hadlee on debut at Lord's in 1983 but had a decent winter in 1983-84, hitting 91 at Auckland and 66 at Faisalabad. For some reason he wasn't picked against West Indies in 1984 and played only one more Test. He went on to become chief executive of the WACA in Perth.
Rob Smyth

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test81413929130.15131429.830244050
ODI4401097027.2524045.410119100
FC269466601802821744.4047881760
List A21419739670015942.401142380
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test841023932/312/3113.002.2934.00000
ODI42362822/82/814.004.6618.00000
FC26944572685505/6953.7089.1010
List A214171114103/323/3211.404.0017.10000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

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Hartley Wintney v Robin Smith Testimonial XI
Chris Smith