Ernest Smythe

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Ernest Smythe
Personal information
Full nameErnest Meade Smythe
Born(1904-03-25)25 March 1904
Ealing, Middlesex, England
Died9 July 1975(1975-07-09) (aged 71)
St Columb Major, Cornwall, England
Domestic team information
1930/31Bengal Governor's XI
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 7
Batting average 3.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 6
Balls bowled 54
Wickets 1
Bowling average 19.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/9
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 March 2011

Ernest Meade Smythe (25 March 1904 – 9 July 1975) was an English cricketer and Indian Army officer. His batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born in Ealing, Middlesex and educated at Allhallows School in Somerset.[1]

Smythe played for Devon in the 1928 Minor Counties Championship, playing three matches against the Kent Second XI, the Surrey Second XI and Cornwall.[2] In November 1930, he played his only first-class match for the Bengal Governor's XI against the Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.[3] In the Bengal first-innings he scored 1 run before being dismissed by Ghulam Mohammad and in their second-innings he scored 6 runs before being dismissed by Mushtaq Ali. With the ball he took a single wicket, that of C.R. Nayudu for the cost of 19 runs.[4]

With the Japanese declaration of war against the British Empire during World War II, Smythe was drafted into the Indian Army as an emergency commission in February 1942, holding the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.[5] He died in St Columb Major, Cornwall on 9 July 1975.


  1. ^ "Smythe family research". Retrieved 2 March 2011. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Ernest Smythe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Ernest Smythe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Bengal Governor's XI v Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI, 1930". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  5. ^ "No. 35570". The London Gazette. 22 May 1942. p. 2246.

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