David Bertram Miller Smith
September 14, 1884, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
July 29, 1963, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 78y 318d)
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A right-hand middle-order batsman, Dave Smith's two Test appearances came during the 1912 Triangular Tournament when he was chosen for the Australian side after six major players had fallen out with the ACB. He made the most of his trip, but mainly off the field where he enjoyed the hospitality In all, he scraped only 292 runs at 13.27, and exactly 100 of those came in one innings against Surrey early in the tour, although even that performance was tarnished as he ran out his partner and Surrey won by 21 runs. So poor were Australia that he still played in two Tests. He was reported to have been "undisciplined" on the trip and there were several incidents of drunken brawling and rudeness towards the public and English amateurs. He was summoned by the board on his return home to explain himself but failed to turn up, pleading illness. He never played first-class cricket again. He had also toured New Zealand in 1910-11.
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