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Ian Smith
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Ian Smith

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1947 - 1957

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

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test91663911*3.9000030
FC97114615473710.3200380
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test9121655769124/1437/18964.08137.90100
FC972208882333659/8822.5560.50268
Vivian Ian Smith
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