David Smith (Warwickshire cricketer, born 1956)

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Kenneth David Smith (born 9 July 1956 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland) is an English cricket administrator and former first-class cricketer.

David Smith represented Warwickshire County Cricket Club as a right-handed batsman in 197 first-class matches (1973–1985) passing 1,000 runs four times and 108 ListA matches (1975–1984). He frequently opened the innings with Dennis Amiss during his career. His best season was in 1980, when he scored 1,582 runs at an average of 36.79 with two hundreds and 12 fifties. As his first-class career declined, he became successful in the limited-over format. He played in one Youth Test in 1974 versus the West Indies scoring 41.

Upon retiring, he led a successful business career and served on the Warwickshire Committee for nine years. He later spent two years with Leicestershire as chief executive (2008–2010) and three years in a similar role with Northamptonshire (2011–2014).

Family links[edit]

His father Kenneth played regularly for Leicestershire in 1950–1951, his former father-in-law Alan Oakman represented Sussex (1947–1968) and England in 1956, while his younger brother Paul also played for Warwickshire (1982–1996)

Career record[edit]

First-Class Batting

M 197 I 346 NO 29 Runs 8,734 HS 140 Ave 27.55 100 9 50 55 Ct 70

ListA Batting

M 108 I 103 NO 7 Runs 2,772 HS 113 Ave 28.87 100 2 50 19 Ct 18

First-Class Bowling

M 197 Balls 12 Runs 3 Wickets 0

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