Colin Smith (Scottish cricketer)

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Colin Smith
Personal information
Full name Colin John Ogilvie Smith
Born (1972-09-27) 27 September 1972 (age 41)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 20) 27 June 2006 v Pakistan
Last ODI 19 April 2009 v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2009 Scotland
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 27 8 10 116
Runs scored 432 58 380 2,060
Batting average 19.63 11.60 25.33 21.02
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/3 0/10
Top score 59 46* 93 86*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 21/11 5/4 27/4 103/31
Source: CricketArchive, 13 June 2009

Colin John Ogilvie Smith (born 27 September 1972) is a Scottish cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper.

He made his début for the Scottish cricket team against Surrey on 23 June 1999 and has played for Scotland 119 times in all. This includes three One Day Internationals, his first coming against Pakistan in June 2006. He has also played for Sussex and Warwickshire at second XI level.

Smith is a police officer away from cricket, presently working within the Police Scotland "A" Division Divisional Co-ordination Unit alongside one time Shropshire cricketer John Hampson. This has interfered with his cricket career on occasion. For example, during the 2005 ICC Trophy he missed the semi-final match against Bermuda as he was required for duty during the 31st G8 summit in Scotland.

Smith scored his maiden One Day International half-century against Australia in Scotland's opening game of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, but Scotland still lost by 203 runs.

Smith and business partner Neil MacRae are owners of "Legends" cricket equipment company which designed and distributes the "Katchet". The Katchet is a fielding aid which mirrors random deflections encountered when the ball deviates after hitting the bat or wicket.[1]