Greg Smith (cricketer, born 1988)

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Greg Smith
Personal information
Full name Greg Philip Smith
Born (1988-11-16) 16 November 1988 (age 29)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm leg break
Domestic team information
2008–2014 Leicestershire (squad no. 14)
2015–2017 Nottinghamshire (squad no. 22)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 105 48 48
Runs scored 4,963 1,130 1,108
Batting average 26.97 26.90 27.70
100s/50s 8/22 2/5 1/7
Top score 158* 135* 102
Balls bowled 36
Wickets 1
Bowling average 73.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/64
Catches/stumpings 86/– 16/– 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 April 2017

Gregory Philip Smith (born 16 November 1988 in Leicester) is a former English cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and occasional leg-break bowler who last played for Nottinghamshire.

He attended Oundle School and then studied at Durham University, where he represented Durham UCCE.

In 2008, Smith represented the English U-19 cricket team against New Zealand, scoring 157 and 150 not out in the test matches and 81 in a Youth ODI.

Smith came through the junior set up at Leicestershire, and topped the first-class national batting averages in 2010. He continued to flourish in 2011, regularly batting in the number 3 position.

Smith and Josh Cobb hold the record for the best opening partnership in a limited overs match, for Leicestershire. The pair scored 235 against Somerset in May 2013, both scoring centuries.

He announced his retirement from the game in July 2017.[1]

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 27 September 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 158* Leicestershire v Gloucestershire Leicester 2010 1-64 Leicestershire v Gloucestershire Leicester 2008
LA 135* Leicestershire Foxes v Somerset Leicester 2013
T20 84 Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning Manchester 2013


  1. ^ "Greg Smith: Nottinghamshire's former Leicestershire batsman retires". BBC Sport. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.

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