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Collie Smith      

Full name O'Neil Gordon Smith

Born May 5, 1933, Boys Town, Kingston, Jamaica

Died September 9, 1959, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (aged 26 years 127 days)

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education St. Alban's School; Kingston College

O'Neil Gordon Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 26 42 0 1331 168 31.69 4 6 9 0
First-class 70 112 12 4031 169 40.31 10 20 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 37 4431 1625 48 5/90 8/184 33.85 2.20 92.3 2 1 0
First-class 70 9423 3754 121 5/63 31.02 2.39 77.8 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Mar 26-31, 1955 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Mar 26-31, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954/55 - 1957/58
Profile

O'Neill Gordon Smith, who died in hospital following injuries received in a motor-car accident, took part in 26 Test matches between 1955 and 1959, scoring 1,331 runs, including four centuries. His death came as a heavy blow to the West Indies, for much had been hoped from him against Peter May's MCC team last winter

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May 20, 2006

O'Neill Gordon Smith's tombstone, Kingston

O'Neill Gordon Smith's tombstone

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Apr 26, 1959

Alf Valentine (left) and Collie Smith

Alf Valentine (left) and Collie Smith

© Locksley Comrie

Jul 9, 1957

Collie Smith drives, England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day, July 9, 1957

Collie Smith drives

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1958