Fred Smith (South African cricketer)

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Fred Smith
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 5
Runs scored 45 140
Batting average 9.00 15.55
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 12 43
Balls bowled - 355
Wickets - 3
Bowling average - 44.33
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 2/73
Catches/stumpings 2/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo

Frederick William Smith (31 March 1861 in Uitenhage, Cape Province – 17 April 1914 in Johannesburg, Transvaal) was a South African cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1889 to 1896.

Fred Smith was the second child and eldest son of the six children of John and Primrose Smith, who were farmers. In 1871 the family moved to Bloemfontein, where John worked as a clerk. Fred married Maria Campbell in May 1888.[1]

Smith captained both Kimberley and Transvaal and was instrumental in the formation of the Transvaal Cricket Union. He also won many trophies as a sprinter. He was a quick-scoring batsman and a wicket-keeper, as well as an occasional bowler. He was a successful batsman for Kimberley in minor cricket in the late 1880s, and was selected to play in South Africa's first Test, against England in 1888-89.[2]


  1. ^ Schulze, Heinrich (1998). "Frederick William Smith: The Final Chapter". The Cricket Statistician (106): pp. 28–32. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Schulze, Heinrich (1998). "Frederick William Smith: File Closed". The Cricket Statistician (104): pp. 11–16. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 

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